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Coraid Unveils Next Generation Storage Building Blocks for Cloud and Enterprise

REDWOOD CITY, CA — (Marketwired) — 08/13/13 — , a leading provider of scale-out , today announced the new EtherDrive SRX6000 Series, its latest and fastest block storage appliances. Aimed at cloud and enterprise data centers, the new storage appliances deliver enhanced performance, improved scalability and increased functionality by offering more than double the throughput and up to five times the IOPS compared to previous models. Fueled by a faster processor, new bus architecture and the new CorOS 7.0 software release, the EtherDrive SRX6000 series now delivers over 700,000 IOPS in a single chassis and over 4,800 MB/sec of throughput.

Flash storage has emerged as a significant game-changer for enterprise storage, delivering performance acceleration and dynamic control in shared storage environments with variable performance requirements. Unfortunately, customers face a confusing range of specialized flash products that add yet more complexity to their storage architectures and introduce another tier of storage to manage.

In contrast, the democratizes flash by delivering versatility and performance in a “one-tier-for-all” storage architecture, combining market-leading commodity economics for both solid-state drives and hard disk drives. The EtherDrive SRX6000 series offers flash performance in a scale-out architecture, leveraging the power of connectionless, massively parallel Layer 2 Ethernet. The new array provides simplified management and programmability, without requiring customers to buy yet another tier of custom storage arrays.

The EtherDrive SRX6000 Series is the core of Coraid-s high-performance product line, delivering scale-out network storage for block workloads, as well as capacity for Coraid ZX file storage products. Customers can quickly and non-disruptively deploy SRX6000 systems on the same network as current EtherDrive SRX Series storage systems to deliver enhanced performance, improved scalability and increased functionality. Now in its third year of production deployments, with thousands of units shipped, Coraid-s SRX-Series is a mature, stable and production-hardened storage solution.

“Over the past ten years, enterprises have seen enormous gains in scalability, flexibility and affordability as they migrated from proprietary, monolithic server architectures to architectures that are virtualized, open source, standardized and commoditized. The same pattern is playing out in the storage sector,” said Doug Dooley, vice president of product management at Coraid. “Flash is a tremendous enabler for scale-out storage, because small modular arrays can now outperform large legacy storage arrays with thousands of hard drives. By giving customers the flexibility to maximize the performance of all drive types in a single platform, all accessed over simple Layer 2 Ethernet, the Coraid EtherDrive SRX6000 Series helps customers integrate flash performance into their core storage environments.”

“Coraid continues to raise its own, already impressive bar for performance, scalability and price point with its new EtherDrive SRX6000 platform,” said Mark Peters, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “The combination of an increase in throughput and a boost in solid-state IOPS with a true scale-out architecture makes the EtherDrive SRX6000 worthy of consideration in a broad range of private, public and hybrid cloud deployments.”

appliances are available for order immediately, with all-flash configurations starting at just over $5/GB and less than $0.10/IOPS.

Coraid redefines storage with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive and EtherCloud solutions. Coraid delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and an elastic storage architecture to handle massive data growth. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud architectures, Coraid-s platform has been deployed by more than 1,700 customers worldwide. For more information, visit or follow Coraid on Twitter at or LinkedIn at .

Coraid and EtherDrive are registered trademarks of Coraid Inc. EtherCloud, CorOS, Zero Hour Support, EtherFlash, and Scale-Out Virtual Storage are trademarks of Coraid, Inc. All other marks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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