SOURCE: Coraid


November 05, 2013 06:00 ET

Coraid Continues Push to Democratize Flash Performance With Support for 1.6TB Solid State Drives From SanDisk

Delivers More Than 700,000 IOPS per Enclosure With EtherDrive SRX6000 Series Storage Platform

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) - Coraid, a leading provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, today announced support for SanDisk Optimus™ 1.6TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs) on the EtherDrive® scale-out storage platform. Aimed at cloud and enterprise data centers, the Coraid EtherDrive SRX6000 series storage appliances loaded with Optimus 1.6TB SAS SSDs provide enhanced performance, improved scalability and increased functionality with more than double the throughput and up to five times the IOPS compared to previous EtherDrive SRX models.

Fueled by a faster processor, new bus architecture and the new CorOS™ 7.0 software release, the EtherDrive SRX6000 series with Optimus 1.6TB SAS SSDs delivers more than 700,000 IOPS, sustained transfer rates in excess of 4,800 MB/s and 38.4TB flash capacity in a 2U form factor. Optimized for I/O intensive applications, such as server virtualization, web applications and cloud environments, the combined solution delivers both high performance and high storage density on a scale-out storage platform where space and power efficiency are paramount.

"Meeting the performance demands for new applications has become a major business challenge for anyone building public and private cloud infrastructure," said Chris Fischer, vice president of technology operations at Shutterstock. "Combining the increased density of SanDisk Optimus 1.6TB SAS SSDs with Coraid's scale-out storage solutions enables customers like me to process cloud-scale data while providing substantial savings on rack space as well as cooling and power, further increasing the value of the solution."

"Flash storage is bringing disruptive price-performance advantages to the storage industry, particularly for applications that require reliable, low latency access to data," said Steve Fingerhut, vice president of marketing, Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk. "We are excited to partner with Coraid to deliver innovative flash implementations in scale-out storage systems. By combining SanDisk's award-winning SSDs with Coraid's innovative storage platforms, we will continue to deliver breakthrough performance and density of flash storage." 

To help end customers experience superior value from their storage systems, Optimus 1.6TB SAS SSDs leverage the SanDisk Guardian Technology™ platform, a proprietary suite of enterprise features and endurance enhancement technologies, to achieve 10 full random drive writes per day and a five-year warranty with more cost-effective consumer-grade MLC flash. The Optimus 1.6TB SAS SSD drive is the latest in a series of SanDisk drives that Coraid has qualified on the EtherDrive platform.

"The explosive growth of data in the modern data center has made space and power efficiency a key consideration in choosing storage infrastructure," said Doug Dooley, vice president of product management at Coraid. "The Optimus 1.6TB SAS SSD enables us to take price-performance and flash density in our EtherDrive SRX series to a whole new level without requiring the use of higher-cost components and hardware. This enables us to not only address the performance-related requirements of our customers, but their budget, space and power restrictions as well."

Coraid EtherDrive storage arrays deliver true scale-out capabilities, allowing customers to scale their storage infrastructure to multiple petabytes without requiring expensive forklift upgrades. The versatility of Coraid EtherDrive allows customers to mix and match SATA and SAS SSDs in each storage array to uniquely deliver a single storage tier that can handle nearly any enterprise requirement, including server virtualization, VDI, tier one databases, archive and video. Coraid's customers use SSDs in all-flash storage solutions or in hybrid solutions that combine SSD and SATA hard disk drives according to application needs. Using industry-standard, commercial-off-the-shelf hardware, Coraid's solutions remove the unnecessary complexity inherent in legacy controller-based storage systems allowing enterprises and service providers to realign critical personnel while managing petabytes of storage with fewer administrators.

About Coraid
Coraid redefines storage with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive and EtherCloud solutions. Coraid delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and an elastic storage architecture to handle massive data growth. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud architectures, Coraid's platform has been deployed by more than 1,700 customers worldwide. For more information visit or follow Coraid on Twitter at or LinkedIn at

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