January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Replacing Your Proprietary Scale-out NAS with GlusterFS

Jacob Shucart


GlusterFS is an open source, software-only, highly available, scalable, distributed storage system for modern data centers. GlusterFS is one way for public, private and hybrid cloud environments to scale their data storage capacity to hundreds of petabytes, and across multiple geographic locations. Learn how Pandora users GlusterFS to scale out their file serving operation around the globe. Highly Available GlusterFS delivers enterprise class high availability via local and remote replication capabilities. GlusterFS is the only highly available storage solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) and GoGrid’s Cloud Hosting environment. GlusterFS enables business continuity in the public cloud and enhances both business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities in the private cloud. Superior Economics With GlusterFS, superior economics is the rule. In both public and private cloud environments you pay only for what you use. In the private cloud you are empowered to choose and deploy on any certified commodity hardware. Only pay for performance and capacity as and when it is needed. In this session, attendees will learn what is required in a typical GlusterFS rollout - what are typical use case, where does GlusterFS shine, and where it doesn't. Attendees should walk away with a good understanding of how to start their storage project.