SOURCE: Coraid


June 21, 2011 06:00 ET

Monroe County School District Selects Coraid EtherDrive® Storage

Coraid's Ethernet SAN Technology Offers a 5-8x Price-Performance Advantage Over Fibre Channel and iSCSI

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 21, 2011) - Coraid® Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet SAN solutions with more than 1,400 customers worldwide, today announced that Monroe County School District of Key West, Florida has selected Coraid EtherDrive for their Ethernet SAN storage to support their virtualized server environment.

Coraid's Ethernet SAN solutions provide enterprises of all sizes with flexible, scale-out, high-performance storage. Using innovative software, off-the-shelf hardware and standard Ethernet, Coraid EtherDrive storage arrays provide lower OPEX and a 5-8x price-performance advantage over legacy storage. EtherDrive is ideally suited to dynamic high-performance computing, virtualization,video and cloud computing environments.

Coraid Ethernet SAN leverages raw Ethernet with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) and the CorOS™ distributed storage operating system to deliver better than Fibre Channel performance at up to 1800 MB/S of throughput using low cost, industry standard hardware. The arrays scale to multiple petabytes with a flat Ethernet topology and connectionless, parallel design. Deployment and configuration of EtherDrive is simple; a host can configure and address new storage in under 60 seconds. The scale out design also enables a Zero-Hour Support customer-service offering based on Coraid's disk-portability technology, which allows users to swap drives between arrays for upgrades, service reconfiguration, data transfers or disaster recovery on the fly.

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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