Gluster Expands Open-Source Scale-out NAS

“Open-source storage vendor Gluster has introduced a couple of
new additions to its scale-out NAS platform. The company claims
these are the first scale-out virtual NAS appliances for VMware and
Amazon Web Services (AWS). Known as the Gluster Virtual Storage
Appliances, they come in two flavors – one for virtual
machines (VMs) and one for Amazon-based clouds.

“The VMware Virtual Storage Appliance integrates the Gluster
File System (GlusterFS) into a virtual machine for deployment on
any VMware-certified hardware or cloud platform, and can be
deployed in minutes. For Amazon Web Services, GlusterFS is packaged
in an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for deployment on the AWS public

“”This is the next step in virtualization – deploying
storage resources in a similar way to compute resources,” said Jack
O’Brien, vice president of marketing at Gluster. “The software
enables the pooling of back-end disk.”

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