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by on February 3, 2014

Gluster Cloud Night Amsterdam

Join us on March 4 for the Gluster Community seminar and learn how to improve your storage.
This half day seminar brings you in-depth presentations, use cases, demos and developer content presented by Gluster Community experts.

REGISTRATION

Register today for this free half-day seminar and reserve your seat since spaces are limited. Click here to register.

We look forward to meeting you on March 4th!

AGENDA

13:30 – 13:45 Registration
13:45 – 14:15 The State of the Gluster Community
14:15 – 15:30 GlusterFS for SysAdmins, Niels de Vos, Red Hat
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 16:30 Adventures in Cloud Storage with OpenStack and GlusterFS
Tycho Klitsee (Technical Consultant and Co-owner) of Kratz Business Solutions
16:30 – 17:15 Gluster Forge Demos, Fred van Zwieten, Technical Engineer, VX Company and Marcel Hergaarden, Red Hat
17:15 – 18:00 Networking Drinks

by on October 25, 2013

The Great Gluster Euro Tour: London and Frankfurt, Oct 29 and 30

We’ve been pushing out more info about our upcoming Gluster Days next week in London on October 29 and Frankfurt on October 30. The agendas are solid – if you attend, you will have a very solid grasp of the Gluster Community, what you can do with GlusterFS, how do develop apps with it, and how to deploy for OpenStack and Hadoop workloads.

Part of having a comprehensive storage offering is telling this story to the world and showing it in action. I’m happy to report that we’ll have much to show off in this area. Additionally, we’re happy to have Udo Seidel from Amadeus talking about his experience deploying GlusterFS with OpenStack to offer filesystems as a service on their internal cloud.

Learn about cloud storage, unstructured data, and big data. Learn about how to develop applications with GlusterFS.

Come for the Gluster, stay for the drinks!

 

by on August 19, 2013

Gluster World Tour – Coming to a City Near You

If you’ve been watching the Gluster Community Day Meetup.com page, you’ve noticed lots of activity lately. That’s because we are planning several of these around the world, in addition to a few others we’ve already run this year.

What is a ‘Gluster Community Day?’ It’s a day for in-depth sessions, use cases, demos, and developer content presented by Gluster Community experts representing many layers of today’s cloud and data center infrastructure. A Gluster Community Day is where you learn best practices for deploying, managing and developing with GlusterFS as well as many of the adjunct projects that make up the Gluster Community.

We have several upcoming, and many more that we’re planning. Below is a list of those that we have locked in – check back at gluster.org/meetups/ or meetup.com/Gluster to always see the latest list:

And we’re actively seeking venues in Germany, France, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Bangalore, Chennai and Taipei. If you’d like to submit a venue for consideration, please send it to cfp (at) gluster.org

Would you like to speak at one of the events above? Send a brief note to cfp (at) gluster.org with a title and brief description of what you would like to speak about. Also include your personal bio, including talks you’ve given at other events.

Look forward to seeing you there!

-John Mark

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Gluster World Tour: Coming to a City Near You

If you’ve been watching the Gluster Community Day Meetup.com page, you’ve noticed lots of activity lately. That’s because we are planning several of these around the world, in addition to a few others we’ve already run this year.

What is a ‘Gluster Community Day?’ It’s a day for in-depth sessions, use cases, demos, and developer content presented by Gluster Community experts representing many layers of today’s cloud and data center infrastructure. A Gluster Community Day is where you learn best practices for deploying, managing and developing with GlusterFS as well as many of the adjunct projects that make up the Gluster Community.

We have several upcoming, and many more that we’re planning. Below is a list of those that we have locked in – check back at gluster.org/meetups/ or meetup.com/Gluster to always see the latest list:

And we’re actively seeking venues in Germany, France, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Bangalore, Chennai and Taipei. If you’d like to submit a venue for consideration, please send it to cfp (at) gluster.org

Would you like to speak at one of the events above? Send a brief note to cfp (at) gluster.org with a title and brief description of what you would like to speak about. Also include your personal bio, including talks you’ve given at other events.

Look forward to seeing you there!

-John Mark

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Vote Now! Gluster-related Talks at OpenStack Summit

Several talks related to the Gluster Community have been proposed for the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong in November. You have to vote for your favorites so that we can be sure to get on the program.

Remember to vote early and often!

by on August 13, 2013

Community Day @ San Francisco on August 27

(NOTE: if you’re interested in contributing or presenting at the community day, add your ideas in the comments)

The Summer of Gluster continues! We’re happy to announce a Community Day for San Francisco on Tuesday, August 27 at Rackspace’s SOMA office in San Francisco.

RSVP here.

Thanks to Rackspace for agreeing to host – this day will feature in-depth sessions, use cases, demos, and developer content presented by Gluster Community experts.

Agenda

9:00am – 9:30am – Light breakfast, introductions, networking

9:30am – 10:30am – The State of the Gluster Community

10:30am – 11:30am – What’s New in GlusterFS 3.4

11:30am – 12:30pm – Open

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch (on site)

1:30pm – 2:30pm – All about Geo-replication + demo

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Open

3:30pm – 3:45pm – Break

3:45pm – 4:45pm – Gluster for Developers

4:45pm – 5:00pm – Closing remarks

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Free-as-in-beer happy hour!

 

Look forward to seeing you there! Come for all or parts of the community day, even if it’s just the happy hour.

Come for the drinks, stay for the Gluster.

RSVP here.

 

by on July 12, 2013

The Summer of Gluster is Here!

I wanted to take a moment and share all the things that are going on in the Gluster Community. It really has been an amazing year, and we’re only halfway through. Here’s a recap for those of you watching from home:
  • Launched the Gluster Community Forge in early May – http://forge.gluster.org/
    • as of now, there are over 20 incubating projects on the Forge, 100 developers and over 1,000 commits to git repositories on the site.
    • future plans include upgrading to gitorious 3, adding integrated bug tracking capability and merging with the global look-and-feel under development for gluster.org
As we looked at the growth of the Gluster Community over the last year, it became clear that the community has evolved to be more than Red Hat, and that we needed a governance model that recognized this growth. For example, there are countless projects scattered across the internet that utilize GlusterFS, but there was no “one-stop shop” to find them. We also knew there are many organizations that contribute to the success of the Gluster Community, but there was no way to formalize their involvement. And finally, we understood that this movement of which we are a part, the movement away from traditional, proprietary storage vendors, needed a name: Open Software-defined Storage.
In response, we have plotted out a series of steps to make the Gluster Community vision grander, more ubiquitous, and more integral to open source cloud and big data communities than ever before. Here are just some of the things that you can expect to see:
  • Graduation of incubating projects. Leading candidates thus far include gluster-swift, pmux and gflocator. The former cements our standing in the OpenStack object storage camp, and the latter two form a very interesting project that allows users to conduct file-based Map/Reduce jobs on distributed Gluster volumes.
  • GlusterFS 3.4 – we are very very close to GA. Hang tight :) This is the release that includes QEMU integration and libgfapi, a new client library for developers
  • Much better performance for the vast majority of workloads. This will become more apparent when you try the imminent releases of 3.3.2 or 3.4.0.
  • Gluster Community Software Distribution. As the Gluster Community forms a software ecosystem around GlusterFS, we will formalize a timely release schedule that allows multiple projects to participate.
  • Higher frequency of point releases. This has been a big deal the past year. We have worked hard to fix this, and you’ll notice it very shortly.
  • More and better integration with multiple projects that make up OpenStack, CloudStack and Hadoop distributions
  • New Gluster.org site with complete redesign from the ground up and new branding
  • More Gluster Community Workshops, including at OSCON, LinuxCon North America & Europe, Stockholm, London and more. If you would like to run a Gluster Community Workshop in your area, contact us – cfp@gluster.org
  • More presence at OpenStack Summit , Hadoop Summit, Apache CloudStack Collaboration Conference and other related events. Gluster engineers will be more visible than ever at open source cloud and big data events
These steps are essential for building on our momentum and making a successful community that will, in turn, make all participants and collaborators more successful.
Want to be part of a winning team? Get involved – host a meetup, present at a workshop or conference, help out new users on gluster-users and #gluster.
We’re deeply committed to making the Gluster community a wide tent for innovation in cloud storage, and we want to know how we can serve you in this mission. Let us know what you’d like to see from us and how we can best meet your needs:
by on July 11, 2013

Gluster Community Day at Portland – July 23

We have an amazing community day scheduled in Portland, OR, on July 23. If you’re in town for OSCON, swing by – we’ll be at the Mission Theater, which is close to the MAX for easy access.

Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • Theron Conrey will talk about the integration points between OpenStack and GlusterFS
  • John Dickinson of OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) and Swiftstack fame will be talking about… Swift!
  • Leslie Hawthorn, international community manager extraordinaire, will be discussing Best Collaboration Practices for FOSS projects
  • Gluster hero Joe Julian will talk about automating GlusterFS deployments with Puppet
  • David Nalley from Citrix and Apache CloudStack will talk about using GlusterFS with CloudStack
  • Wesley Duffee-Braun will talk about using GlusterFS from a sysadmin’s perspective
  • Eco Willson will talk about all the different ways to access data on Gluster volumes
  • Last, but not least, I’ll talk about the state of the Gluster community, the imminent release of GlusterFS 3.4, and the Gluster Forge

If you’re interested in OpenStack, CloudStack, Hadoop, and how they intersect with GlusterFS, this will be a great day for learning.

We will serve lunch and end the day with a happy hour at 4pm. Come on by!

RSVP at EventBrite

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The Summer of Gluster is Here!

I wanted to take a moment and share all the things that are going on in the Gluster Community. It really has been an amazing year, and we’re only halfway through. Here’s a recap for those of you watching from home:
  • Launched the Gluster Community Forge in early May – http://forge.gluster.org/
    • as of now, there are over 20 incubating projects on the Forge, 100 developers and over 1,000 commits to git repositories on the site.
    • future plans include upgrading to gitorious 3, adding integrated bug tracking capability and merging with the global look-and-feel under development for gluster.org
As we looked at the growth of the Gluster Community over the last year, it became clear that the community has evolved to be more than Red Hat, and that we needed a governance model that recognized this growth. For example, there are countless projects scattered across the internet that utilize GlusterFS, but there was no “one-stop shop” to find them. We also knew there are many organizations that contribute to the success of the Gluster Community, but there was no way to formalize their involvement. And finally, we understood that this movement of which we are a part, the movement away from traditional, proprietary storage vendors, needed a name: Open Software-defined Storage.
In response, we have plotted out a series of steps to make the Gluster Community vision grander, more ubiquitous, and more integral to open source cloud and big data communities than ever before. Here are just some of the things that you can expect to see:
  • Graduation of incubating projects. Leading candidates thus far include gluster-swift, pmux and gflocator. The former cements our standing in the OpenStack object storage camp, and the latter two form a very interesting project that allows users to conduct file-based Map/Reduce jobs on distributed Gluster volumes.
  • GlusterFS 3.4 – we are very very close to GA. Hang tight :) This is the release that includes QEMU integration and libgfapi, a new client library for developers
  • Much better performance for the vast majority of workloads. This will become more apparent when you try the imminent releases of 3.3.2 or 3.4.0.
  • Gluster Community Software Distribution. As the Gluster Community forms a software ecosystem around GlusterFS, we will formalize a timely release schedule that allows multiple projects to participate.
  • Higher frequency of point releases. This has been a big deal the past year. We have worked hard to fix this, and you’ll notice it very shortly.
  • More and better integration with multiple projects that make up OpenStack, CloudStack and Hadoop distributions
  • New Gluster.org site with complete redesign from the ground up and new branding
  • More Gluster Community Workshops, including at OSCON, LinuxCon North America & Europe, Stockholm, London and more. If you would like to run a Gluster Community Workshop in your area, contact us – cfp@gluster.org
  • More presence at OpenStack Summit , Hadoop Summit, Apache CloudStack Collaboration Conference and other related events. Gluster engineers will be more visible than ever at open source cloud and big data events
These steps are essential for building on our momentum and making a successful community that will, in turn, make all participants and collaborators more successful.
Want to be part of a winning team? Get involved – host a meetup, present at a workshop or conference, help out new users on gluster-users and #gluster.
We’re deeply committed to making the Gluster community a wide tent for innovation in cloud storage, and we want to know how we can serve you in this mission. Let us know what you’d like to see from us and how we can best meet your needs:
by on May 15, 2013

Gluster Workshop at LinuxCon Japan 2013

Heading to LinuxCon Japan 2013? If you’ll be attending the conference or will be in Tokyo on May 31st, we’d like to welcome you at the Gluster Community Workshop.

We’ll have a full day of talks on all things Gluster, including:

John Mark Walker, our stalwart Gluster Community Guy, will kick off the workshop with an overview of the Gluster project and exploration of the community roadmap.

Registration is open for both LinuxCon Japan and the Gluster workshop. The workshop is free of charge to attendees.

If you’re unable to join us in Tokyo, videos of the sessions will be posted by the Linux Foundation on the event website. We’ll make sure to post a notice on the blog when the videos are available.

And, if you’d like to get information from the workshop real time, you can get updates on Twitter from @glusterorg or on Google Plus.

We hope to see you at the Chinzanso Hotel & Conference Center on May 31st!