Post by Chris Mellor (thank you) over at El Reg. A look into the comments is recommended :-)
Red Hat Summit Red Hat has a server operating system, middleware, virtualization, and a cloud fabric – and now it has production-grade, scale-out clustered network-attached storage now that it is shipping its Storage Server 2.0 software.
The software is a gussied up version of the GlusterFS file system that was spun out of a project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 2005 and that Red Hat acquired in October last year for $136m. The GlusterFS file system prototyped in 2007 and its first release came out in May 2009, and at the time of the Red Hat acquisition it was used in production by more than 100 companies, including Pandora, Box.net, Deutche Bank, Samsung, BAE Systems, Barnes & Noble, and Autodesk.
Read on here