SOURCE: Coraid

CORAID

April 29, 2009 12:35 ET

CORAID Endorses Open Cloud Manifesto

AoE Storage Leader Advocates Open Standards, Interoperability in the Clouds

SAN CLEMENTE, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2009) - CORAID, Inc., makers of affordably fast SAN, announced today that it endorses the newly formed Open Cloud Manifesto, the IT industry's largest vendor-neutral group that is dedicated to the belief that the cloud should be open. CORAID joins over 150 global companies that have joined together to establish a core set of principles to ensure freedom of choice, flexibility, and openness as cloud computing emerges and pledged to establish a set of core principles around the open cloud.

The main agenda of the Open Cloud Manifesto is advocating the use of open frameworks to allow clouds operated by different entities work together seamlessly and advocating these standards to promote "cloud" computing.

"CORAID contributed its first line of open source code in 2001, and today the ATA-over-Ethernet community is thriving. AoE is now not only in storage but has found its way into silicon chip designs, consumer storage devices, and a whole host of innovations beyond its intended target," said Jim Kemp, CEO of CORAID. "Promoting open standards and interoperability are very important to innovation and ensuring that the industry gains the greatest value from open standards-based products working together, free from vendor lock-in."

The Open Cloud Manifesto was publicly released several weeks ago by a number of supporting companies involved in the cloud computing ecosystem including IBM, Sun Microsystems, VMware, Cisco, EMC, Red Hat, Novell, Juniper Networks and a host of other companies. For the complete list of supports, visit www.opencloudmanifesto.org.

CORAID's EtherDrive® storage utilizes AoE as a fast and affordable Ethernet alternative to Fibre Channel or iSCSI. Unlike iSCSI, AoE is not burdened with performance degradation on the overhead of TCP/IP.

For more information on how CORAID's EtherDrive storage is being used in cloud computing projects all over the world, please contact CORAID at +1-706-548-7200, email sales@coraid.com or visit www.coraid.com.

About CORAID, Inc.

CORAID's EtherDrive®, the affordable network storage, provides fast SAN solutions exceeding Fibre Channel speeds at Ethernet prices. CORAID designs and manufactures innovative, affordable network storage appliances based on the open ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) lightweight network storage protocol. AoE leverages the advantages of Ethernet without the burden of TCP/IP overhead. EtherDrive SAN is the affordable alternative to iSCSI and Fibre Channel. CORAID was recently named among "Linux Magazine's Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2009" and has won InfoWorld's BOSSIE Award for Best of Open Source in Storage and Product Excellence Award for Best Data Backup and Storage Solution at the Linux World Expo. For more information, visit www.coraid.com.

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