This latest version of Gluster’s file system provides a system for data storage that enables users to access the same data as an object and as a file, simplifying management and controlling storage costs.
Available on-premise, for virtual machines, and in public and private cloud environments, Gluster’s software-only storage technology delivers the first true unified file and object data storage.
GlusterFS 3.3 allows users to access data as objects from an Amazon S3 compatible interface and access files from a NAS interface including NFS and CIFS.
In addition to decreasing cost and making it faster and easier to access object data, GlusterFS also delivers scalability, high availability and replication of object storage. F
or infrastructure as a service offerings, GlusterFS 3.3 enables organizations to build their own Amazon-like storage offering for their customers.
Enterprises can use GlusterFS to accelerate the process of preparing applications for the cloud, simplify new application development for cloud computing environments, and backup from data center unified file and object to Amazon Web Services (AWS) or within the private cloud.
Version 3.3 of GlusterFS is currently in beta and is available now.