Gluster, provider of open source storage solutions, has announced that Rob Bearden has joined the company’s board of directors. Gluster provides open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds.
Throughout his 20-year career, Bearden has made significant contributions in the open source community.
He is currently president and COO of Hortonworks, company focused on adoption and maturation of the open source Apache Hadoop project. Previously, he served as president and chief operating officer of SpringSource until its acquisition by VMware, as COO of JBOSS through its acquisition by RedHat, and as chairman of the board of Pentaho.
Bearden will support Gluster’s continued growth and will provide guidance to help further develop its open source community.
Prior to SpringSource, Bearden served as entrepreneur in residence at Benchmark Capital, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley.
He was also COO for OpenSpan, a desktop integration software provider.