Gluster, GoGrid Partner on Cloud-Based NAS Offering
Gluster, which primarily develops the software-only GlusterFS file system, specializes in aggregating storage resources into a standardized, virtualized, managed pool within one namespace. And now GlusterFS is available in beta to GoGrid cloud customers in a GoGrid Server Image (GSI) — “the only highly available scale-out file storage solution for GoGrid supporting asynchronous data replication with Gluster Geo-Replication and synchronous replication with Gluster N-way replication,” according to the press release.
GoGrid said adding Gluster to its repertoire gives administrators the ability to deploy and scale-out storage to the petabyte level that’s POSIX-compliant and requires no application modifications. Overall, the companies think the combined solution will speed cloud application deployment and management.
It’s not the first time Gluster’s formed an agreement with a cloud provider — and it’s a member of the OpenStack project, to boot. And GoGrid has been making waves in the IaaS space as an underdog competitor to Amazon Web Services. We’ll be watching both companies closely for more updates.