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by on January 18, 2016

Gluster Community Survey Report, 2015

In November 2015, we did our annual Gluster Community Survey, and we had some great responses and turnout!
We’ve taken some of the highlights and distilled them down for our overall community to review.

Some interesting things:

  • 68% of respondents have been using Gluster for less than 2 years.
  • 3 shall be the number:The most popular amount of nodes in a cluster is 3
  • Top uses for Gluster: 44% Virtual Infrastructure, 42% File Sync and Share, 8% On demand media backup, 6% Backup
  • 70% of installations are managing less than 50 terabytes, but 3% are managing over one petabyte!

View our visual followup highlights – Gluster Community Survey Highlights – 2015

by on January 30, 2015

GlusterFS events over the next 10 days

There is plenty of action planned out for GlusterFS in the period between Jan 30th to Feb 8th 2015. Our community enthusiasts will be attending and presenting at various conferences and meetups across the globe. Here is a breakdown of the planned action:

  1. GlusterFS QuickStart Tutorial by Lalatendu Mohanty at the CentOS Dojo in Brussels, Belgium on Jan 30th.
  2. Talk on GlusterFS Overview and Future Directions by Niels de Vos as part of FOSDEM’s IaaS Devroom in Brussels, Belgium on Jan 31st.
  3. Talk on oVirt and Gluster Hyperconvergence by Federico Simoncelli as part of FOSDEM’s IaaS Devroom on Jan 31st.
  4. Lalatendu Mohanty, Niels de Vos, and Kaleb Keithley will be holding GlusterFS Office Hours at FOSDEM in the CentOS Booth on Jan 31st.
  5. Kaleb Keithley and Lalatendu Mohanty intend talking about The CentOS Storage SIG and GlusterFS as part of FOSDEM’s Distributions Devroom on Feb 1st.
  6. Vijay Bellur will be talking about GlusterFS – Architecture & Roadmap at devconf.cz in Brno, Czech Republic on Feb 6th.
  7. James Shubin will be showcasing Automatically deploying GlusterFS with Puppet-Gluster + Vagrant at devconf.cz on Feb 7th.
  8. Following talks are scheduled as part of GlusterFS Meetup in Pune, India on Feb 7th:
    • GlusterFS & Roadmap by Atin Mukherjee
    • GlusterFS and Ovirt by Ramesh Nachimuthu
    • GlusterFS in Openstack by Prasanth Pai
    • GlusterFS for storage admins by Vikhyat Umrao
  9. Dan Lambright and Joseph Fernandes will talk about Efficient Data Maintenance in GlusterFS using databases in devconf.cz on Feb 8th.

As you can see, it is a busy few days ahead for the Gluster community. Do drop by to one of these events and connect with other Gluster enthusiasts from all over. If you are not attending any of these events, do watch this space for event reports from everywhere!

by on January 9, 2014

The Gluster Community and CentOS

Some of you have been asking what the Red Hat + CentOS deal means for the Gluster Community, so we’re writing this in response to those inquiries. Some of us work for Red Hat, but the Gluster Community made the strategic decision to explicitly support all distributions, not just those in the Red Hat/RPM universe. The CentOS announcement doesn’t change anything in that regard, and our goal is still to be at the center of open source big data and cloud storage. The Gluster Community is for everyone and all distributions.

We have been in discussions with the CentOS developers for some time about streamlining the process of adding new GlusterFS releases, so that CentOS users don’t have to wait for the RHEL->CentOS process to update dependencies needed for recent GlusterFS releases. In general, we are in favor of anything that brings GlusterFS to a wider audience and expands the Gluster Community. This is why we started discussions with Illumos and Joyent folks about putting GlusterFS into those releases. It’s why we’ve been courting Ubuntu users and developers for a very long time. It’s why we started releasing *SUSE builds. And it’s why we support the NetBSD community’s inclusion of GlusterFS.

Eventually, we would like to see easily-deployable, “live” images of GlusterFS for all major *nix distributions. If you would like to see this happen for your distribution, please do reach out to the gluster-devel mailing list or start a project on the Gluster Forge. This is one of our top priorities for 2014.

Happy Hacking!

-Gluster Community Board

  • Mark Hinkle
  • James Cuff
  • Louis Zuckerman
  • Joe Julian
  • Marc Holmes
  • David Nalley
  • Theron Conrey
  • Anand Avati
  • Xavi Hernandez
  • Lance Albertson
  • Vin Sharma
  • Jim Zemlin
  • Keisuke Takahashi
  • John Mark Walker, Chair