October 15, 2010 – Gluster has released version 3.1 of the Gluster Storage Platform, which combines open source software with commodity server hardware to create a virtualized pool of storage under a unified global namespace.
According to an article posted on Enterprise Storage Forum, the 3.1 release includes a new feature called Elastic Volume Management, which decouples logical storage volumes from the underlying hardware and allows storage administrators to alter volume sizes and move volumes without incurring application downtime. The software automatically balances volumes across a NAS cluster.
Gluster Storage Platform 3.1 also includes a native NFS v3 module, allowing storage servers to communicate with NFS clients.
For more details, see “Gluster Updates Open Source Storage Platform for the Cloud” on Enterprise Storage Forum.