SOURCE: Coraid


June 03, 2014 12:38 ET

Coraid Releases New Unified Storage Solution That Delivers Agility to Public Cloud Providers and Enterprise Private Clouds

EtherDrive EX's High Density and Small Form Factor Make Entrance to the Cloud Attainable

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - Coraid®, a leading storage solutions vendor for public cloud service providers and large enterprise private clouds, today introduced EtherDrive EX, a unified storage solution for block and file storage. Building on its tremendous success as the provider of flexible storage architecture for large-scale clouds, Coraid is rolling out new solutions and features that deliver a more agile and automated storage infrastructure. With its high density and small form factor, the EX reduces the barrier to entry for cloud deployments, offering a compact solution capable of scaling to meet future demands.

"We're dedicated to helping our customers achieve greater business efficiency with our storage solutions," said Gokul Sathiacama, vice president of product management at Coraid. "With the release of the EtherDrive EX, we're building on our proven track record of innovation in operational efficiencies to further ensure that we are the clear storage vendor of choice for any organization looking to build a public or private cloud."

The modern data center is expected to provide storage services that can be delivered and consumed easily, thus raising the bar on speedy resource provisioning and greater efficiencies. The latest addition to Coraid's modular architecture, the EtherDrive EX, provides superior flexibility to companies as they grow their storage resources. A highly dense 4U form factor provides up to 240TB of raw capacity. Because users can tailor its storage performance with a mix of SSD drives, NL-SAS drives and Cache devices, the EX provides an elastic evolution to cloud architectures that have unpredictable growth.

The compact EtherDrive EX provides high availability through its integrated dual-controller design and redundant components. Cloud service providers and enterprise private clouds looking for a dense form factor with lower power and cooling requirements will greatly benefit from this new offering.

This advance in storage infrastructure, as well as the proven success of Coraid's storage experts in supporting customers with massive, multi-petabyte public and private cloud deployments, positions Coraid as a platform of choice for companies building cloud architectures.

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 and easy-to-use software, as well as proven support, design, and implementation, Coraid partners with customers to enable just-in-time scaling and versatility with a quick return on investment. For more information please visit