SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, has been announced as one of IDG’s InfoWorld 2011 Bossie Award recipients for best open source data center and cloud software. The InfoWorld Bossie Awards recognize each year the best business-oriented open source software products. Gluster was named among other leading innovative open source projects.
“In every software category worth mentioning, you'll find a competitive open source solution. And in some cases, open source is the only solution,” said Doug Dineley, executive editor/test center, InfoWorld. “Our 2011 Bossie Award winners represent the best that open source has to offer in application development, desktop productivity, mobile computing, and the data center.”
At the core of Gluster’s storage solutions is GlusterFS, an open source, distributed file system that is deployable from terabytes to petabytes and currently being used in several petabyte-plus deployments. Gluster’s software-only storage solution allows enterprises to deploy storage as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-out on-demand storage pool. Enabling IT organizations to deploy scalable, high performance, and highly available storage, Gluster radically improves storage economics to help control skyrocketing storage costs.
“We are extremely pleased to be named a winner of the 2011 Bossie Awards,” said Ben Golub, president and CEO of Gluster. “We are dedicated to developing and providing GlusterFS users with the best open source storage solution available and our market traction and customer adoption is proof of this. We are honored to be recognized by InfoWorld for our efforts.”
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About Gluster Technology
Gluster’s software-only solutions let enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Gluster is the primary author and maintainer of the open-source GlusterFS software, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times.
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at www.gluster.com.
About InfoWorld Media Group
InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.
About International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG’s lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.
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