[Gluster-users] A very special announcement from Gluster.org

Harry Mangalam hjmangalam at gmail.com
Fri Jun 1 04:37:12 UTC 2012

WooHooo!  Thanks, Glusteristas!  Timing is quite fortuitous for us.

On 05/31/2012 09:33 AM, John Mark Walker wrote:
> Today, we're announcing the next generation of GlusterFS 
> <http://www.gluster.org/>, version 3.3. The release has been a year in 
> the making and marks several firsts: the first post-acquisition 
> release under Red Hat, our first major act as an openly-governed 
> project <http://www.gluster.org/roadmaps/>and our first foray beyond 
> NAS. We've also taken our first steps towards merging big data and 
> unstructured data storage, giving users and developers new ways of 
> managing their data scalability challenges.
> GlusterFS is an open source, fully distributed storage solution for 
> the world's ever-increasing volume of unstructured data. It is a 
> software-only, highly available, scale-out, centrally managed storage 
> pool that can be backed by POSIX filesystems that support extended 
> attributes, such as Ext3/4, XFS, BTRFS and many more.
> This release provides many of the most commonly requested features 
> including proactive self-healing, quorum enforcement, and granular 
> locking for self-healing, as well as many additional bug fixes and 
> enhancements.
> Some of the more noteworthy features include:
>   * Unified File and Object storage -- Blending OpenStack's Object
>     Storage API <http://openstack.org/projects/storage/> with
>     GlusterFS provides simultaneous read and write access to data as
>     files or as objects.
>   * HDFS compatibility -- Gives Hadoop administrators the ability to
>     run MapReduce jobs on unstructured data on GlusterFS and access
>     the data with well-known tools and shell scripts.
>   * Proactive self-healing -- GlusterFS volumes will now automatically
>     restore file integrity after a replica recovers from failure.
>   * Granular locking -- Allows large files to be accessed even during
>     self-healing, a feature that is particularly important for VM images.
>   * Replication improvements -- With quorum enforcement you can be
>     confident that  your data has been written in at least the
>     configured number of places before the file operation returns,
>     allowing a user-configurable adjustment to fault tolerance vs
>     performance.
> *
> *Visit http://www.gluster.org <http://gluster.org/> to download. 
> Packages are available for most distributions, including Fedora, 
> Debian, RHEL, Ubuntu and CentOS.
> Get involved! Join us on #gluster on freenode, join our mailing list 
> <http://www.gluster.org/interact/mailinglists/>, 'like' our Facebook 
> page <http://facebook.com/GlusterInc>, follow us on Twitter 
> <http://twitter.com/glusterorg>, or check out our LinkedIn group 
> <http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=99784>.
> GlusterFS is an open source project sponsored by Red Hat 
> <http://www.redhat.com/>®, who uses it in its line of Red Hat Storage 
> <http://www.redhat.com/storage/> products.
> (this post published at 
> http://www.gluster.org/2012/05/introducing-glusterfs-3-3/ )
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