GlusterFS Tutorial - Part 1: Gluster Overview

Event, Sponsored Tutorials
Location: E148
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GlusterFS is a community produced, open source, distributed file system capable of scaling to several petabytes (actually, 72 brontobytes!) and handling thousands of clients. The morning tutorial will provide attendees with a broad and deep overview of GlusterFS, from history and roadmap to the latest release, v 3.3.

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The intro will focus on GlusterFS’ project history, roadmap, upcoming developer sprints and details on how to engage with the GlusterFS community. Presented by John Mark Walker, Gluster Community Guy, this introduction to the project and code base will help users and developers come to appreciate the simplicity, ease of use and flexibility of this scale-out data storage solution.

Following on the overview, attendees will be treated to a deep dive into the newly released GlusterFS v. 3.3 by A.B. Periasamy, founder of the GlusterFS project. New features for this release include UFO (universal file and object storage), HDFS compatibility, and proactive self-heal. If you’re interested in cloud and scale-out storage, we hope you’ll join us for this session to see how the latest release of GlusterFS gives the platform even more power in the cloud.

This tutorial is sponsored by Red Hat

Anand Babu


AB was the CTO and co-founder of Gluster (Petascale Distributed Filesystem) prior to its acquisition by Red Hat. He also serves on the board of Free Software Foundation India. Prior to Gluster, AB served as CTO at California Digital Corporation (CDC), where his work led to the scaling of the commodity cluster computing to supercomputing class performance. He drove the adoption of cluster computing and GNU/Linux at enterprise data centers and helped close strategic accounts at CDC. In 2004, AB led the development of the world’s second fastest Supercomputer “Thunder”, for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He authored/contributed to free software projects such as GNU FreeIPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface), GNU Garp (Gratuitous ARP Daemon), bios-config (edit/replicate CMOS parameters), GNU Freetalk (Scheme extensible messenger for Jabber, Google talk), and Freehoo (Scheme extensible messenger for YahooIM). AB obtained his BE in Computer Science and Engineering from Annamalai University, India.

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John Mark Walker

John Mark Walker has been a Free Software advocate and contributor for over a decade. His stints at VA Linux Systems, LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, Gluster, Red Hat and now helped propel open source into mainstream acceptance.

John Mark has spoken at numerous technology conferences around the world. You can find his musings on Open Standards, Open Clouds and Open Technology at as well as on twitter (@johnmark). He’s written such articles as “”">There is no Open Source Community", “”“>It Was Never About Innovation”, “”">Open Source is More About Process than Licensing" and “”">How to Make Money from Open Source Platforms"

He recently founded the Open Source Entrepreneur Network.


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