SOURCE: Coraid


February 24, 2009 12:03 ET

CORAID, Inc. Joins the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

SAN CLEMENTE, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - CORAID, Inc., makers of EtherDrive SAN solutions, today announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers.

"We are excited to welcome CORAID as the newest member of the VMware TAP program," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware. "The VMware TAP program offers companies like CORAID the tools and resources they need to develop high-value solutions that meet the needs of our mutual customers."

"By enabling VMware ESX 3.5 hosts to work natively with EtherDrive storage, VMware users now have access to an affordable fast SAN storage choice that other virtualization environments are already enjoying," said James Kemp, CEO of CORAID. "Affordable fast SAN storage is a highly effective way to take full advantage of VMware Infrastructure features like VMotion, and CORAID's EtherDrive products can support these features in a uniquely affordable way. Adding CORAID's storage virtualization appliance to the SAN in conjunction with VMware VMFS cluster file system maximizes storage flexibility and data protection."

With more than 900 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

About CORAID, Inc.

CORAID's EtherDrive®, the affordable network storage, provides fast SAN solutions boasting Fibre Channel speeds at Ethernet prices. Recently named among "Linux Magazine's Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2009," 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 to transport ATA disk commands without the burden of TCP/IP overhead. Coupling Ethernet technology with SATA hard disk drives, EtherDrive® SAN solutions exploit commodity components to deliver affordable, fast SAN solutions. Compatible with Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Mac OSX, Windows and now VMware ESX 3.5, EtherDrive® SAN solutions are scalable and embrace virtualization. Shipping EtherDrive® products since 2004, CORAID boasts thousands of satisfied customers spanning a broad spectrum of the market including enterprise, government, educational institutions, and hosting service providers. CORAID was named InfoWorld's BOSSIE Award for Best of Open Source In Storage and won the Product Excellence Award for Best Data Backup and Storage Solution at the Linux World Expo. For more information, please contact CORAID at +1-706-548-7200, email or visit

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