Gluster Named Finalist for Best of VMworld 2010 Awards in New Technology Category

Gluster, the leading provider of open source storage solutions, today announced that Gluster Storage Platform with VMStor was chosen as a finalist in the New Technology category for the Best of VMworld 2010 Awards at the VMworld 2010 conference held this week in San Francisco. The panel of judges was a mix of industry experts, IT consultants and TechTarget editors. Entrants were scored on innovation, the value provided by the product, performance, reliability and ease of use.

“We are honored to be selected as a finalist in the Best of VMworld 2010 awards,” said Jack O’Brien, vice president of marketing at Gluster. “This award underscores the innovative approach we take with the Gluster Storage Platform, and our ability to allow enterprises to effectively and easily manage unstructured data, delivering multiple times the scalability and performance of other storage solutions on the market today.” sponsors the Best of VMworld Awards which recognizes outstanding products on display at the conference. TechTarget is the official media partner for the VMworld awards. Its independent team of judges, consisting of experts and editors from reviewed and evaluated more than 200 submissions for this year’s VMworld.

About Gluster

Gluster is exclusively focused on simplifying the task of storing and managing the explosion of unstructured data and transforming the economics of storage. Gluster Storage Platform is an open source clustered storage solution that runs on industry standard hardware, delivering multiple times the scalability and performance of conventional storage systems at a fraction of the cost. The Gluster architecture is modular and stackable, making it extremely easy to install, customize, and manage. Gluster Storage Platform is used in a wide range of industries including digital media, healthcare, video-on-demand, internet, energy, and biotech. Gluster is based in Milpitas, California and Bangalore, India.

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