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RedHat Buys Gluster...and a Little Bit on VMware's NexentaStor-powered Cloud

Good news for fans of OpenStorage!  While Gluster has never achieved the take off that NexentaStor and ZFS have, the brilliant and hardworking team there deserves a good outcome.

I’d like to welcome RedHat back to the enterprise open storage market.  Their support of open approaches to storage can only accelerate the ongoing move of storage away from today’s dominant legacy, proprietary technologies and business models and towards the open future.

We remain committed to helping to lead that transition.  To the extent that RedHat is becoming a competitor - may be the best product win!

Also, today Nexenta announced that NexentaStor is *again* powering the massive work load of VMware’s cloud hosted Hands on Lab.  No other vendor other than EMC and NetApp have been invited to serve this massive load.  We think this honor shows how OpenStorage and NexentaStor have earned their place at the table through superior performance and resiliency.  You can read the press release here:  http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111004005911/en

And you can see some slides providing detail on our success powering this VMware cloud at the Las Vegas show here: http://www.slideshare.net/NexentaWebinarSeries/nexenta-at-vmworld-handson-lab

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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.