SOURCE: Coraid


January 24, 2012 08:00 ET

Coraid and Veeam Software Team Up to Deliver Cost-Effective Backups and Disaster Recovery for Virtual Machines

Backup and Business Continuity Solution Enables Ease of Administration, Deduplication, and Unprecedented Price/Performance

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - Coraid® Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet SAN solutions, has formed a technology alliance partnership with Veeam Software, an innovative provider of data protection, disaster recovery and management solutions for virtual datacenter environments. The combination of Coraid's EtherDrive® SAN storage and Veeam Backup & Replication™, enables customers to achieve backup and disaster recovery goals easily and quickly, with a five-to-eight times price/performance advantage over Fibre Channel-based solutions.

"Server virtualization drives dramatic changes in storage requirements, forcing companies to think carefully about their architecture and the ROI of legacy storage networks," said Carl Wright, executive vice president of worldwide sales and business development at Coraid. "The combination of Coraid and Veeam offers an easy-to-use, cost effective backup and recovery solution designed specifically for the dynamic nature of virtual machines."

"We are excited to add Coraid as a premier technology alliance partner verified on Veeam Backup & Replication v6," said Rick Hoffman, Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Channels at Veeam Software. "This partnership will provide customers a more cohesive solution which combines the fastest, most reliable backup on the market with a leading data storage provider. The end result is a unified solution that enables high performance backup to meet any client environment."

Veeam Backup & Replication provides fast, flexible and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data for both VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Deployed with Coraid storage, customers are able to:

  • Back up, store and replicate data to an offsite location for disaster recovery
  • Shrink the size of file backups using built-in source-side deduplication
  • Quickly recover or run an entire VM, individual file or application-item from the same image-level backup

Coraid's Ethernet SAN eliminates the complex administration requirements of legacy storage systems and offers users simple, plug-and-play storage. Coraid systems can be deployed and configured in minutes and scale to Petabytes of data. Leveraging 10Gb Ethernet and massively parallel connectivity, Coraid EtherDrive provides better than Fibre Channel performance with off-the-shelf hardware economics. Now a single building block is cost effective enough for backup storage while still meeting the performance requirements of tier one production systems.

About Coraid
Coraid redefines storage economics with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive storage solutions. EtherDrive delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and a five-to-eight times price/performance advantage over legacy storage. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud architectures, Coraid solutions have been deployed by more than 1,400 customers worldwide. For more information, visit or follow Coraid on Twitter at or LinkedIn at

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