Red Hat's John Mark Walker: The Open Cloud Needs Open Storage
Open source leads the data center, says John Mark Walker, Gluster Community leader at Red Hat. OK, what's next? This is the question Walker plans to address in his keynote on Monday at Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, though he hints at the answer in this Q&A.
As you might have guessed, it has something to do with the open source hybrid cloud and Gluster, the open source distributed file system. The worlds of data and compute are colliding in the cloud and developers can take advantage of this, he says. Also on his mind are the upcoming GlusterFS 3.4 release, the project's shift to open source from an open core model, and what Linux pros need to know about enterprise storage right now.
Watch his full remarks on open source data storage with our live video stream of the April 15 keynotes.
Q: What are some of the trends in enterprise storage that Linux pros should be paying attention to right now?
Q: How is the Gluster Community innovating in that space?
Q: What’s new with GlusterFS since you held the community workshop at LinuxCon Europe?
Q: Can you give us a preview of your talk at Collaboration Summit? What can attendees expect to hear?