SOURCE: Coraid


March 12, 2014 18:00 ET

Zettagrid Chooses Coraid to Support Its Rapidly Growing Cloud Business

Coraid's Scale-Out Storage Platform Provides One of Australia's Largest Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers the Flexibility, Manageability and Agility Needed to Stay Competitive

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2014) - Coraid®, a leading provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, today announced that Zettagrid, one of Australia's largest Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers, has chosen Coraid as its cloud storage solution. When evaluating solutions, Zettagrid tested a number of storage vendors and ultimately chose Coraid for its scale-out and flexible platform. The EtherDrive platform delivers performance, resiliency and availability per workload across multiple applications with streamlined management, making it ideal for Zettagrid's dynamic service environment.

Zettagrid is experiencing rapid growth of its IaaS offering. While the growth is welcome, it also creates challenges in the form of storage performance and capacity. By nature, the growth of cloud services is unpredictable, making it difficult to anticipate future storage requirements. Zettagrid needed a solution that avoided long, expensive procurement cycles, forklift upgrades, custom engineering and add-on costs normally associated with legacy storage systems.

"It was clear we needed a different approach," said Nicki Pereira, CTO of Zettagrid. "Legacy storage limited our ability to be agile and react to our customers' dynamic workloads. Coraid technology handles all of the back-end work for us, making it extremely simple to use and eliminating the need for a massive SAN team just sitting at our datacenters to do a lot of manual work. Coraid delivers the simplicity and scalability we need as a cloud service provider."

Coraid delivers the scalable storage that Zettagrid needs while providing visibility into the company's massive storage environment. Now with over a petabyte of Coraid storage in place, Zettagrid has realized significant cost savings because of its ability to grow compute and capacity with its needs. The flexibility of the Coraid solution enabled Zettagrid to launch a completely new cloud service called ioSTOR. Zettagrid now provides the unique benefits of Coraid storage directly to its customers, allowing them to control their own environments.

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