SOURCE: Coraid

March 04, 2009 12:18 ET

CORAID EtherDrive SAN Delivers Extreme Performance With Solid-State Disks

Industry's Most Affordable Solid-State Storage for Tier 0 High Performance SAN Applications

SAN CLEMENTE, CA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - CORAID today announced that Solid-State Disks (SSDs) are now available for its EtherDrive® SAN products. EtherDrive SAN provides fast storage area network solutions exceeding FibreChannel speeds at Ethernet prices. SSDs deliver outstanding performance, greater reliability, and significant power savings while providing the industry's highest IOPS per watt for storage area networks. Independent IOMeter test results show SSD yields more than 10X performance improvement over traditional hard disk drives. Tier 0 applications place a premium on performance, and EtherDrive SAN with SSDs deliver extreme IOPS using the ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) lightweight network storage protocol.

"Many customers require extreme performance, and by combining SSDs with EtherDrive SAN we can deliver an even more affordable solution to meet this need," said James Kemp, CEO of CORAID. "Solid-state drives offer enormous benefits in applications where high IOPS are required. High IOPS are usually associated with smaller LUN size. CORAID's products enable customers to mix SSD LUNs with standard disk LUNs in the same EtherDrive chassis, providing customers a new degree of freedom to build SAN systems that meet every application need."

EtherDrive SAN equipped with SSD provide channel partners with a complete solution for extreme performance storage area network delivering mission-critical virtualization for customers with the most demanding workloads. By accommodating a mixture of SSD and standard disks in the same chassis, EtherDrive SAN makes virtualization easier to deploy and allows versatility necessary for channel partners to make virtualization practical for businesses of all sizes.

CORAID certified SSDs are tested to insure compatibility with EtherDrive SAN storage solutions and include a hot swap carrier in addition to a 36-month replacement warranty. For more information, please contact CORAID at +1-706-548-7200, email or visit

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. For more information, visit