Gluster Storage Platform Features: Easy to Use Clustered File System


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Gluster Storage Platform Features: Easy to Use Clustered File System

Open Source Petabyte-Scale Clustered Storage

The Gluster Storage Platform provides massively scalable storage in a single global namespace. This open source software runs on commodity hardware to meet enterprise-level requirements.


Linear scalability makes it easy to expand as needed.

  • Truly linear scalability
  • Scales to hundreds of petabytes
  • Add new nodes with two mouse clicks


Unique architecture eliminates the need for a metadata sever and produces truly ground-breaking IOPS and throughput.

  • No metadata server
  • No central point of failure
  • Automatic load balancing
  • Stripe files across dozens of storage blocks

High Availability

High availability options include data mirroring and real time self-healing.

  • Error detection and correction even while files are running or during hardware failures

Easy Deployment & Management

Deploy petabyte-scale storage in just 15 minutes. Ongoing maintenance is simple and efficient with integrated management of volumes, data resources, and servers. Watch our short video tutorial to see just how easy it is to install the Gluster Storage Platform.

  • Self Healing (no fsck)
  • Automatic error-correction
  • Wizard based deployments
  • Centralized logging and reporting
  • No system downtime for upgrades or new nodes

Optimized for Virtual Servers

True virtual storage for server virtualization.

  • Store VM images and data in single namespace
  • Multiple copies of VM images provide always-on performance–even during hardware failure

Kernel Independent

Gain the benefits of kernel-independence without any of the performance tradeoffs.

  • No complex cross-platform compatibility issues
  • No problematic upgrades
  • Easy implementation of custom applications and modules.

Quick, Flexible Setup

Gluster features push-button setup enabling you to customize your storage settings for your workload. You can easily optimize for small files, cloud computing, or any other usage.

  • Native clients available but not required
  • Supports NFS, CIFS, HTTP, WebDAV, and FTP protocols
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, InfiniBand

Flexible Modular Design

Gluster’s modular architecture enables easy addition of features without the bloat for features that you don’t require.

  • Easy, fast feature enhancements
  • Design Gluster for your workload
  • Eliminate unneeded features for optimum speed


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