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
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.
John Mark Walker has been a Free Software agitator and contributor for over a decade. At VA Linux Systems, he survived an IPO and learned the ins and outs of Open Source politics. He then went on to stints at IDG World Expo (as LinuxWorld conference director), Hyperic and now Gluster.
John Mark views the opening of software technologies as an inevitable expression of long-term economic trends driving down the price of commodity software and all commoditized knowledge, for that matter. You can find his musings on Open Standards, Open Clouds and Open Technology at his blog, “There is no Open Source Community”: http://tinosc.blogspot.com/
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