SOURCE: Coraid


August 08, 2011 06:00 ET

Barryhund Administrators, Inc. Selects Coraid EtherDrive® Storage

Coraid's Ethernet SAN Technology Offers a 5-8x Price-Performance Advantage Over Fibre Channel and iSCSI

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - Coraid® Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet SAN solutions with more than 1,400 customers worldwide, today announced that Barryhund Administrators, Inc. has selected Coraid EtherDrive for their Ethernet SAN storage. Barryhund is a Cloud Computing, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company headquartered in Sacramento, California that provides construction companies with an online project and bid management web portal.

Coraid's Ethernet SAN solutions provide enterprises of all sizes with flexible, scale-out, high-performance storage. Using innovative software, off-the-shelf hardware and standard Ethernet, Coraid EtherDrive storage arrays provide lower OPEX and a 5-8X price/performance advantage over legacy storage. EtherDrive is ideally suited to dynamic high-performance computing, virtualization, video and cloud computing environments.

"The nice thing about Coraid EtherDrive storage running over Ethernet is that it was easy to install. It's enterprise-class storage with no single point of failure, yet Coraid designed it with ease of use in mind," said Rex Klein, CEO of Barryhund Administrators, Inc.

Coraid Ethernet SAN leverages raw Ethernet with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) and the CorOS™ distributed storage operating system to deliver better than Fibre Channel performance at up to 1800 MB/s of throughput using low cost, industry standard hardware. EtherDrive scales to multiple petabytes with a flat Ethernet topology and connectionless, parallel design. Deployment and configuration of EtherDrive is simple; a host can configure and address new storage in under 60 seconds. The scale-out design also enables a Zero-Hour Support customer-service offering based on Coraid's disk-portability technology, which allows users to swap drives between arrays for upgrades, service reconfiguration, data transfers or disaster recovery on the fly.

About Coraid
Coraid redefines storage economics with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive storage solutions. EtherDrive delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and a five-to-eight times price-performance advantage over legacy storage. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud architectures, Coraid solutions have been deployed by more than 1,400 customers worldwide. For more information, visit or follow Coraid on Twitter at or LinkedIn at

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