Today, I’m happy to finally unveil something that we’ve been working on for a couple of months now: the Gluster Community Forge. We noticed some time ago that there were several projects out on the internet that extended GlusterFS, and we thought it would be nice to give them a home, where users could find [...]
Whenever I give talks at conferences, there’s always one particular topic I make sure to bring up. I’ll ask the audience, “Quick, name a new proprietary enterprise software product to have gained ubiquity in the data center over the last 12 months.” I’ll wait a few seconds, and then, “Ok, 24 months.” After a brief [...]
As the Gluster Community Lead, I deal with quite a number of moving parts on a daily basis: mailing lists, web sites, groups of volunteers, workshop schedules, budgets and team members. As we go through our community restructuring (more detail on that Real Soon Now), it occurred to me that managing a large open source… Continue reading The Business of Open Source
It’s that time again! Time to start prepping for a new release of GlusterFS, in this case, 3.4. If you haven’t checked it out yet, grab a source tarball and tell us how it goes. There are also community builds showing up on download.gluster.org for Ubuntu, Fedora and EPEL. Additionally, the Git repo has now [...]
By now, you may have heard about the recent work being done to integrate GlusterFS with QEMU. The engineers at IBM’s Linux Technology Center in Bangalore deserve a lot of credit for their work here. Bharata Rao, Deepak Shetty and Mohan Kumar have been hard at work implementing a GlusterFS device driver for QEMU that [...]
I forgot to post this at the time, but I had a lovely conversation with Richard Morrell, aka the “Cloud Evangelist” at Red Hat’s UK office. Richard is a jolly bloke with a fair bit to say on all things cloud. We talked about GlusterFS, the Gluster community, and also about Red Hat’s upcoming Developer [...]
I've read a bit of angst about cloud lock-in, a lot of weed pulling in the form of interoperability standards for the cloud, and a manifesto or two about 'Open Cloud'. And in between, I've seen lots of interesting new tools for cloud computing, and lot...