Red Hat Gluster Storage for Public Cloud enables customers to build a Virtual Machine (VM) image for deployment within Azure. Red Hat Gluster Storage node in Azure is created by attaching Azure data disks to an Azure VM instance. Two or more such nodes make up the trusted storage pool of storage nodes. This trusted storage pool can live along-side the application/clients within an Azure
cloud service or can be located in a separate Azure cloud service connected by a common virtual network (vnet). The Red Hat Gluster Instances exploit Azure’s
availability sets, helping to maintain data availability during planned or unplanned outages within the Azure service.