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Gluster Announces Free 7-Day Trial on Amazon Web Services

Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for public and private clouds, today announced it will provide a $100 AWS credit which enables users to test the Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS) free for up to seven days. This trial entitles users to seven days free Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and storage resources including m1.large and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) along with Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance. Open to both current and non-users of AWS, the trial is a great way to try Gluster without having to allocate, dedicate or acquire any hardware to do so and is a great opportunity for those who have wanted to test AWS but have found themselves short on time or budget. Gluster offers the only high-availability storage for AWS EC2 – across availability zones and AWS regions. To sign up for the free trial please visit   

“Many IT organizations are using AWS now, and there are many others who are thinking about it but may not have had the time, funds or opportunity to do so yet,” said Ben Golub, CEO at Gluster. “This trial enables organizations to test run their applications in the cloud and quickly realize the benefits of cloud computing without requiring a ton of resources.”

Key benefits of the free trial include:

  • Test drive Amazon Web Services EC2 and EBS
  • Experience the ease of deployment and performance of Gluster on AWS
  • Verify our guaranteed data high availability
  • Test the ability to aggregate multiple EBS Volumes
  • Gluster is POSIX compliant so there is no need to rewrite applications for the trial

“Amazon’s compute capabilities combined with Gluster’s scalable cloud storage solution offer a powerful combination that is crucial to successful cloud deployments,” said Lori Budin, Vice President, Channels and Partners at Gluster. “Our partnership with AWS delivers users the fastest path to highly available cloud storage and gives them a risk-free, affordable way to get their feet wet with cloud computing. Once users have the chance to try out both AWS and Gluster capabilities, we are confident they will want to consider a more permanent cloud solution for many of their more costly traditional data center solutions.”

The 7-day trial offer starts today and will run for a limited time. To get started with a free trial, register at

Published Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:48 PM by David Marshall
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