Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that seven charter member organizations have
signed letters of intent to join the Gluster Community, the leading open
source community for open software-defined storage. This marks the
second major expansion of the Gluster Community in recent weeks and
follows the expansion from a single project, GlusterFS, into multiple
projects under the Gluster Community umbrella.
The seven charter board members include DataLab,
Linux Foundation, NTTPC,
Source Lab at Oregon State University, and Red
The Gluster Community Board will serve to govern the community and
provide guidance for the community at large and and consists of
representatives from each of the charter member organizations and
individual community contributors. The Board will decide which projects
reach the milestones required for inclusion in the official Gluster
Software Distribution and identify areas of innovation to address open
technology advancements of open software-defined storage.
The Board will also manage the Gluster Community's expansion into a
multi-project open source community and software distribution through
the recently-available Gluster
Community Forge, a collaborative development web site where
like-minded developers and organizations can incubate, develop and
collaborate on new open software-defined storage projects. Developers in
individual projects will independently manage their roadmaps,
development, and implementation.
Ramon Selga, CEO, Datalab
"We have been deploying GlusterFS and seeing its evolution since 2011.
Now we have started to contribute to the project with new Gluster
related components and tools, and we are happy to see that, thanks to
the Gluster Community Board, all these additions as well as
contributions from others will be globally coordinated as a whole,
expanding GlusterFS to a broader audience and strengthening
collaboration with other open source projects. We are very proud to
become a member of the Gluster Community Board."
Marc Holmes, community director, Hortonworks
"I'm thrilled to work with the Gluster community as it continues to work
to push the boundaries of community-driven approaches to distributed
file systems. At Hortonworks, we're passionate about community-driven
open source and it is exciting to see the continued growth and impact of
those efforts everywhere."
Girish Juneja, chief technology officer, Datacenter Software
Division, Intel Corporation
"We are pleased to join the Gluster open source community. As an active
contributor to open source projects such as Hadoop and OpenStack that
enable data processing and storage at a massive scale, Intel intends to
support the Gluster community efforts in advancing innovation and
supporting customer choice in file systems for cloud computing and big
Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs,
The Linux Foundation
"The Gluster Community is doing important, collaborative development
work to advance open software-defined storage, and we are happy to
provide guidance and support. By hosting collaboration activities such
as the recent Gluster Workshop at LinuxCon Japan we hope to help provide
essential forums to facilitate some of this work."
Keisuke Takahashi, engineer, NTTPC
"I am a long-time Gluster Community contributor, since 2007. With the
expanded Gluster Community, everyone can create open software-defined
storage systems and free ourselves from proprietary storage hardware.
Let's re-define the storage ecosystem of the world."
John Mark Walker, Gluster Community Lead, Red Hat
"This expansion is a testament to the Gluster Community's rapid growth
into a standardized open source platform for open software defined
storage development," said John Mark Walker, Gluster Community Lead, Red
Hat. "As the number of incubating projects grows, expanded governance
and Gluster development forge the Gluster community into a center for
To interact with the Gluster Community on Twitter, follow @GlusterOrg.
For more information about the Gluster Community visit www.gluster.org.
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