GlusterFS is an open source scale-out NAS solution. The software is a powerful and flexible solution that simplifies the task of managing unstructured file data whether you have a few terabytes of storage or multiple petabytes. It’s no secret that unstructured data is growing like crazy, Gluster provides a solutions that scales capacity and performance as you need it and is an ideal fit for an IT environment that is increasingly virtualized and moving to the cloud.
There are two key ways that GlusterFS is beneficial for cloud builders:
1. Storage layer for VMs. If you're deploying Xen or KVM VMs on a private cloud, storing them on GlusterFS gives you the ability to migrate to different hypervisors, suspend and resume quickly - even on another hypervisor, scale out far beyond what other filesystems will allow, and utilize N-way replication for DR and HA
2. Unified storage layer for applications. With GlusterFS 3.3, you will be able to access your application data stores from an object (S3, Swift-style) interface, as well as a traditional POSIX-compatible NAS interface. This unified approach gives developers and admins the ability to access the same data store using a variety of different methods.
In this session, attendees will learn steps for deployment and some common use cases.
John Mark is an experienced veteran of all things open source and a self-described agitprop, agitator and advocate for those who volunteer countless, unpaid hours for a particular project or community. He first fell down the slippery slope of open source as a web developer at VA Linux Systems and eventually switched to the community team, beginning a career that has now lasted over ten years. Along the way, John Mark made stops at young, up-and-coming startups, such as Groundwork, Hyperic and then Gluster (later acquired by Red Hat). In between, there was a brief interlude at IDG World Expo, where he was the conference director for LinuxWorld, GridWorld and OSBC. His advice for companies who want to "do community" is to trust your community and give them the space to "just try s***." John Mark loves to perform community karaoke, and is available for weddings, funerals and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs