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GlusterFS Alternatives

GlusterFS is described as 'scale-out network-attached storage file system. It has found applications including cloud computing, streaming media services, and content delivery networks. GlusterFS was developed originally by Gluster, Inc. and then by Red Hat, Inc' and is an app in the backup & sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to GlusterFS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows and BSD. The best alternative is Seaweed FS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like GlusterFS are Ceph, StorPool, DRBD and BeeGFS.

This page was last updated Dec 9, 2020
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

GlusterFS is a scale-out network-attached storage file system. It has found applications including cloud computing,...

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  1. SeaweedFS is a simple and highly scalable distributed file system to store and serve billions of files fast! SeaweedFS object store has O(1) disk seek and SeaweedFS Filer supports cross-cluster replication, POSIX, S3 API, ,….

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  2. Ceph

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Ceph is a distributed object store and file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability and scalability.



  3. StorPool

    • Linux
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise
    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • Ubuntu Server
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
    • Red Hat

    StorPool is an intelligent software-defined storage solution that allows service providers, enterprises and other Cloud builders to run data storage on standard x86 servers, instead of on expensive and inefficient storage arrays (SANs).

  4. DRBD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    LINBIT’s DRBD® software seamlessly replicates data between servers, eliminating “single points of failure” within your IT infrastructure, no matter which applications are running on top.

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  5. BeeGFS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux

    BeeGFS (formerly FhGFS) is a parallel cluster file system, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management.



  6. XtreemFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    XtreemFS is an object-based, distributed file system for wide area networks. The file system replicates objects for fault tolerance and caches metadata and data to improve performance over high-latency links. SSL and X.

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  7. MooseFS is a fault tolerant, network distributed file system. It spreads data over several physical servers which are visible to the user as one resource.

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  8. LVM2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    LVM2 refers to the userspace toolset that provide logical volume management facilities on linux. It is reasonably backwards-compatible with the original LVM toolset.

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  9. Skylable Sx

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Skylable SX is a reliable, fully distributed cluster solution for your data storage needs. With SX you can aggregate the disk space available on multiple servers and merge it into a single storage system.

    Discontinued

    project is dead

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  10. Quobyte

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Quobyte is a parallel POSIX file system with block and object storage capabilities. It provides outstanding performance, linear scalability, and full fault tolerance.

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