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GlusterFS

GlusterFS is a scale-out network-attached storage file system. GlusterFS was developed originally by Gluster, Inc., then by Red Hat, Inc., after their purchase of Gluster in 2011.

architecture

Architecture

File-based solutions provide humans with a way to store and collaborate around files organized through a hierarchy of folders. Read more.

File
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interface

Interface

File systems are better suited for accessing storage infrastructure with large amounts of data since, unlike file synchronization, the files do not need to be downloaded locally first but can be accessed on-demand. Read more.

File System
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model

Model

Decentralized systems distribute both the data and metadata so as to remove any potential single point of failure or bottleneck. Read more.

Decentralized
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environment

Environment

A controlled environment is a set of servers and clients that are under the control of a single entity e.g a company. Read more.

Controlled
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redundancy

Redundancy

Replication is a simple redundancy mechanism that consumes more storage capacity than erasure codes but are more adapted to primary storage.

Replication
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fault_tolerance

Fault Tolerance

The ability to maintain a storage system operational depends on algorithms that need to adapt depending on the nature of the environment. Read more.

Standard
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security

Security

Every communication is encrypted (in transit) but data, once stored, is not (at rest). Read more.

In-Transit
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scalability

Scalability

Homogeneous systems can scale up and out but are limited to resources that are under the control of the infrastructure's administrator: local disk, NAS etc. Read more.

Homogeneous
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interoperability

Interoperability

The ways a user or program can interact with a storage system; either through specific desktop/mobile applications or standard protocols. Read more.

Applications (MacOS X, Linux, NetBSD)
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