SOURCE: Coraid


April 22, 2014 06:00 ET

Cloud Services Provider Clearview Takes Advantage of Coraid's Scale-Out System -- Deploys 400TB of Storage and Realizes Significant ROI

Coraid EtherDrive SRX and EtherDrive ZX Allow Clearview to Solve Storage Problems for Large-Scale Cloud Services Clients

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Coraid®, a leading provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, today announced that managed cloud service provider Clearview has deployed 400 TB of its EtherDrive SRX and EtherDrive ZX storage solutions to achieve significant ROI that the company can now pass along to its customers. Coraid's scale-out system allows the Clearview team to buy storage without over-provisioning and provides assurance that it will scale linearly without service interruption.

"Coraid was one of the first to deliver high-scale, resilient storage at prices that enable cloud service providers to build a profitable business supporting clients with high-scale storage needs," said TJ Karklins, CEO, Clearview. "Their form factor, business model and technology architecture lend the EtherDrives to a number of different use cases for us, including archive, backup, production, multi-site and more."

Clearview wanted a new, modular storage platform that could deliver services simply, flexibly and cost-effectively so it could pass those benefits -- and ROI -- on to customers. The 400TB implementation by Clearview uses a combination of Coraid's EtherDrive SRX and EtherDrive ZX storage solutions. The EtherDrive SRX block storage leverages a massively parallel, connectionless networking fabric and software intelligence to aggregate commodity hardware and manages all the devices as a pooled resource. The Coraid ZX employs a high-performance file system that can scale out block storage infrastructure simply and flexibly.

Clearview aims to maximize utilization of its IT systems, making them as efficient as possible while also delivering quality service to clients. With the Coraid deployment, Clearview will have a greater number of options for how to access storage, giving the company flexibility to deliver Clearview collocation services to clients with their own infrastructures. Services already offered to managed-services clients, such as high-scale backup to disk, will work faster and more efficiently with the Coraid deployment.

"Traditional storage architectures don't enable the level of agility, scalability and operational effectiveness that public cloud service providers need," said Dave Kresse, CEO of Coraid. "Our customers are experiencing rapid and unpredictable data growth across multiple, dynamic workloads and need a solution like Coraid that is purpose-built to meet these challenges, which are unique to public and private cloud providers."

About Coraid

Coraid provides storage solutions for cloud service providers and enterprises that are experiencing rapid, unpredictable data growth. Coraid leverages Layer 2 Ethernet to elevate network performance and improve operational effectiveness for companies deploying dynamic, large-scale, multi- workload environments. With its modular, pay-as-you-grow architecture, easy-to-use software, and proven support, design, and implementation, Coraid partners with customers to enable just-in-time scaling and versatility with quick return on investment. For more information please visit