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August 23, 2010

Gluster's Open Source Storage Solutions Selected by Acquia

Acquia, a commercial open source software company that provides products, services and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system, has selected Gluster's open source storage solutions.

The company aims to offer running on Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS) on its Drupal website hosting with this agreement. Similar to Apache, Linux and MySQL, Drupal is a LAMP stack

application which requires a fairly skilled staff to build, configure,

tune, and run the machines.

Drupal is used by web developers worldwide to build sophisticated community-driven websites which has over two million downloads. Acquia helps accelerate Drupal usage by simplifying the deployment and management of Drupal websites as a strategic member of the global Drupal community. One of the key elements for Drupal is a scalable file system for users to upload and manage files, pictures, music, content, etc.

“Acquia is at the forefront of cloud adoption, demonstrating that innovative IT strategies can create new business models enabled by public cloud infrastructure and open source software,” said Ben Golub, CEO of Gluster. “Gluster helps them do this by providing an easy-to-use storage solution that ensures scalable data access at any time of day, allowing them to provide their users with great quality of service.”

Acquia needed a file system that was easy to use and featured scalable performance and high availability because of their growth and increasing storage needs. With Gluster, Acquia is now able to ensure files are available to users across all web servers with read/write access at any time. It also ensures data availability even in the event of hardware failure with the help of file replication services.

Recently, Envoy Media Group, a multi-media marketing firm, chose Gluster, to supply a storage solution for its content delivery platform running entirely on Amazon Web Services. Envoy offers its customers tracked media campaigns across multiple media channels including television, radio, the Internet, direct video and more. Envoy uses automated tools to scale media servers to meet demand and relies on Gluster to provide availability of the data.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda

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