GlusterFS Storage Pools

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Software-defined storage, which until recently was the preserve of large storage solution vendors, can be implemented today with open source and free software. As a bonus, you can look forward to additional features that are missing in hardware-based solutions. GlusterFS puts you in a position to create a scalable, virtualized storage pool made up of regular storage systems grouped to form a network RAID and with different methods of defining a volume to describe how the data is distributed across the individual storage systems.

Regardless of which volume type you choose, GlusterFS creates a common storage array from the individual storage resources and provides it to clients in a single namespace…

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