Gluster: Open Source Storage in the Cloud

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Gluster is an open-source, elastic, scale-out storage software that runs on commodity hardware. This storage software is separate from the hardware appliance, so it can run on any commodity hardware as well as on cloud infrastructure, such as Amazon Web Services. It provides the storage behind the music service, Pandora, as well as media site, Bright Cove. Recently, Gluster announced support for OpenStack. This interview with Tom Trainer, Director of Product Marketing for Gluster, was conducted at the GigaOm Structure conference June 23, 2011 at UCSF – Mission Bay in San Francisco. To learn more about the Gluster open source community, visit The commercial product information is at

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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