Gluster

GlusterFS
Gluster Inc. was a software company that provided an open source platform for scale-out public and private cloud storage.wikipedia
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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 Storage Server

In June 2012, Red Hat Storage Server was announced as a commercially supported integration of GlusterFS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
It is based on open source technologies such as GlusterFS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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.
GlusterFS

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.

Clustered file system

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Distributed file system
GlusterFS (Red Hat)

OpenStack

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Native-protocol mounts may then be re-exported e.g. via the kernel NFSv4 server, SAMBA, or the object-based OpenStack Storage (Swift) protocol using the "UFO" (Unified File and Object) translator.
In addition to local Linux server storage, it can use storage platforms including Ceph, CloudByte, Coraid, EMC (ScaleIO, VMAX, VNX and XtremIO), GlusterFS, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM Storage (IBM DS8000, Storwize family, SAN Volume Controller, XIV Storage System, and GPFS), Linux LIO, NetApp, Nexenta, Nimble Storage, Scality, SolidFire, HP (StoreVirtual and 3PAR StoreServ families), INFINIDAT (InfiniBox) and Pure Storage.

Filesystem in Userspace

FUSEUser Mode File System (FUSE)user space filesystem
The final volume may then be mounted by the client host using its own native protocol via the FUSE mechanism, using NFS v3 protocol using a built-in server translator, or accessed via gfapi client library.
GlusterFS: Clustered Distributed Filesystem having ability to scale up to several petabytes.

List of file systems

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Distributed parallel fault-tolerant file systems

IBM Spectrum Scale

GPFSSpectrum ScaleGeneral Parallel File System
IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS)
Gluster

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 software

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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.

Direct-attached storage

DASdirect attached storageDirect-Attached Storage (DAS)
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

SANstorage area networksSANs
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

EBSAmazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS)
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.

VMware

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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.