[Gluster-devel] Roadmap and support questions.
henrikas.j at gmail.com
Sun May 13 16:12:37 UTC 2007
Could you, please, be more specific about GlusterDB project?
Does separate project means what currently released gluster software
isnt suitable for databases, and you'll adress it in separate
project? Or what it will be?
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> 1. Re: Roadmap and support questions. (Hitesh)
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> Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 20:27:16 -0700
> From: Hitesh <hitesh at zresearch.com>
> Subject: Re: [Gluster-devel] Roadmap and support questions.
> To: Francisco Reyes <lists at stringsutils.com>, Steffen Grunewald
> <steffen.grunewald at aei.mpg.de>
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> Hello Francisco and Guten Tag Steffen
> Wanted to introduce myself and Z Research, Inc. to you since you asked
> about commercial support; Z Research is the business face of
> Gluster and
> I am one of the co-founders and CEO of Z Research, Inc.
> Z Research was officially formed in June 2005 by AB (Anand Babu) aka
> "rooty" who is the CTO and myself with the goal of commoditizing
> Supercomputing and Superstorage and in the process validating yet
> another a business model around "Free Software", thus evangelizing
> Software" and promoting the fact building businesses around "Free
> Software" is the way forward.
> We have our roots in VA Linux Systems and our engineers were the
> core of
> the team that deployed the world's second fastest Supercomputer
> "Thunder" (Top 500 June 2004); it was a cluster of 4,096 Itanium 2
> processors (1,024 x 4-way nodes), 8TB of RAM and 200TB Storage.
> Essentially, our forte is Clustering and as you can see, we enabled
> existing File Systems to have clustering ability instead of writing
> another Clustered File System from scratch.
> Gluster is a complete clustering stack comprising of components that
> address building of Clustered File Storage (GlusterFS), HPC Clusters
> (GlusterHPC), Visualization Cluster (GlusterViz - to be released in
> future), Database Clusters (GlusterDB - to be released in the future)
> and Single System Image (GlusterSSI - to be released in the future).
> Currently our focus is the storage vertical and we already have
> deployments for GlusterFS - Stanford SEP and a very large Oil Company;
> GlusterHPC also has been deployed in a number of places. Our customer
> base also includes the likes of GE and Thermawave.
> The business model is akin to the Red Hat business model where the
> customer pays enterprise class support. We also provide full blown
> professional services around GlusterFS and GlusterHPC right from
> designing the solution, hardware selection, supervising integration of
> the hardware (done by our partners Amax & Synnex), on-site deployment
> and customer training.
> Feel free to write to me if you have any queries or need more
> Best regards & thanks
> Hitesh Chellani
> Tel: 510-354-6801
> Mobile: 510-754-3258
> Commoditizing Supercomputing and Superstorage!
> Francisco Reyes wrote:
>> Steffen Grunewald writes:
>>> Avati asked for suggestions a few days ago (on this list), and
>>> there's some
>>> traffic on IRC (#gluster) as well.
>>> For Avati's request, please consult the mailing list archive (May
>> Will lookup his post. Thanks.
>>> Ahum, are you talking about gluster or glusterfs? Two different cups
>>> of tea...
>> The site has a footer that says to write/call to zresearch.
>> For a newbie like me.. that was the first thing I saw.
>>> I suppose it's too early to ask for commercial support yet (given
>>> that the
>>> first code checkin happened less than 9 months ago)... but nobody
>>> will stop
>>> you to ask for it :-)
>> Can the roadmap be influenced by funding?
>> Is this a mix open source/commercial type of setup or purely open
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