Gluster Blog 11.15.2010

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Ben Golub gives insight to the latest storage trends including the EMC's latest acquisition of Isilon.
http://blog.gluster.com/2010/11/storage-is-sexy-again/

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Gluster Blog 11.15.2010

  1. 1. The Future of Storage is Open for Business The Revolution in Computing is Leading to a Similar Revolution in Storage Revolution in Computing Virtualization Standardiz’n Multi-Tenancy Location Independence Open Source Data Explosion Scale-out Scale On- Demand Revolution in Storage Storage must support new computing environment Storage will look like the new compute environment
  2. 2. The Future of Storage is Open for Business Implications for Storage I • Be open source software that runs on commodity h/wOpen Source • Provide economics, manageability, & performance that scale with data • Be appropriate for both unstructured data & “big data” Data Explosion • Flexibly and linearly scale both performance and capacity through “small boxes”Scale-Out • Transparently add or delete volumes & users • Flexibly add/delete VM Images, application data, etc. • Do so without disrupting any running functionality Scale on Demand
  3. 3. The Future of Storage is Open for Business Implications for Storage II • If your applications, PCs, and data center are becoming files (VM Images)…be a file based system • Enable VM Images, application data to be accessed, managed, backed-up…as files Virtualization • Run on standard hw, standard networks, standard OS • Reduce or eliminate need for specialized hardware/tiering for different applications, workloads, file sizes • Don’t require application rewrite to use storage Standardiz’n • Don’t tie apps or users to particular physical storage • Enable global namespaces, quotas, and partitioning of resources Multi Tenancy • Provide a global namespace across geographies • Work with the public cloud as well as on-premise Location Independence

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