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Gluster Inc. was a software company that provided an open source platform for scale-out public and private cloud storage.
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Network-attached storage

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Gluster based its product on GlusterFS, an open-source software-based network-attached filesystem that deploys on commodity hardware.
Starting in the early 2000s, a series of startups emerged offering alternative solutions to single filer solutions in the form of clustered NAS – Spinnaker Networks (acquired by NetApp in February 2004), Exanet (acquired by Dell in February 2010), Gluster (acquired by RedHat in 2011), ONStor (acquired by LSI in 2009), IBRIX (acquired by HP), Isilon (acquired by EMC – November 2010), PolyServe (acquired by HP in 2007), and Panasas, to name a few.

Red Hat

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Gluster was acquired by Red Hat on October 7, 2011. Red Hat became the primary author and maintainer of the GlusterFS open source project after acquiring the Gluster company in October 2011.

IBM Spectrum Scale

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IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)
Gluster

Docker, Inc.

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In July, 2013, Benjamin Golub (formerly of Plaxo and Gluster) became chief executive.

Cuneiform (programming language)

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If run in distributed mode it drives a POSIX-compliant distributed file system like Gluster or Ceph (or a FUSE integration of some other file system, e.g., HDFS).

Software-defined storage

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Number of distributed storage solutions like Gluster are good examples of software defined storage.

Technical details of Netflix

Netflix uses a number of pieces of open-source software in its backend, including Java, MySQL, Gluster, Apache Tomcat, Hive, Chukwa, Cassandra and Hadoop.

OVirt

Self-hosted engine and Gluster-based storage domains allow centralized management of all resources that can be seamlessly expanded, simply by adding an appropriate number of nodes to the cluster, without having any single points of failure.

OVirt

Self-hosted engine and Gluster-based storage domains allow centralized management of all resources that can be seamlessly expanded, simply by adding an appropriate number of nodes to the cluster, without having any single points of failure.

Lustre (file system)

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Despite the similarity in names, Gluster is not related to the Lustre file system and does not incorporate any Lustre code.

Open source

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Red Hat became the primary author and maintainer of the GlusterFS open source project after acquiring the Gluster company in October 2011.

Ceph (software)

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The product was first marketed as Red Hat Storage Server, but in early 2015 renamed to be Red Hat Gluster Storage since Red Hat has also acquired the Ceph file system technology.

Direct-attached storage

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Each server plus attached commodity storage (configured as direct-attached storage, JBOD, or using a storage area network) is considered to be a node.

Non-RAID drive architectures

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Each server plus attached commodity storage (configured as direct-attached storage, JBOD, or using a storage area network) is considered to be a node.

Storage area network

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Each server plus attached commodity storage (configured as direct-attached storage, JBOD, or using a storage area network) is considered to be a node.

Amazon Web Services

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For public cloud deployments, GlusterFS offers an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Amazon Machine Image (AMI), which is deployed on Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances rather than physical servers and the underlying storage is Amazon’s Elastic Block Storage (EBS).

Amazon Machine Image

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For public cloud deployments, GlusterFS offers an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Amazon Machine Image (AMI), which is deployed on Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances rather than physical servers and the underlying storage is Amazon’s Elastic Block Storage (EBS).

Amazon Elastic Block Store

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For public cloud deployments, GlusterFS offers an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Amazon Machine Image (AMI), which is deployed on Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances rather than physical servers and the underlying storage is Amazon’s Elastic Block Storage (EBS).

Hypervisor

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A typical on-premises, or private cloud deployment will consist of GlusterFS installed as a virtual appliance on top of multiple commodity servers running hypervisors such as KVM, Xen, or VMware; or on bare metal.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine

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A typical on-premises, or private cloud deployment will consist of GlusterFS installed as a virtual appliance on top of multiple commodity servers running hypervisors such as KVM, Xen, or VMware; or on bare metal.

Xen

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A typical on-premises, or private cloud deployment will consist of GlusterFS installed as a virtual appliance on top of multiple commodity servers running hypervisors such as KVM, Xen, or VMware; or on bare metal.