EtherDrive Storage Powers Hosting and Web Services Across Three Continents
Apr. 12, 2011 (Marketwire) --
REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/12/11 -- Coraid® Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet SAN solutions with more than 1,300 customers, has become the storage platform of choice for a growing number of cloud hosting and web service providers worldwide. This expands the Coraid cloud customer base to three continents; including deployments in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, and Indonesia, representing multiple petabytes of storage capacity.
"In the competitive cloud market, storage economics are king, and Coraid's EtherDrive platform is a fundamental profit enabler," said Carl Wright, EVP of Sales and Business Development at Coraid. "Traditional Fibre Channel networks and arrays evolved out of the mainframe era, and you can't build a cloud out of mainframes. Coraid provides a uniquely elastic and scale-out architecture for delivering enterprise-class Ethernet SAN storage in the cloud."
Coraid cloud customers and partners include:
- myownasp.com (a division of Software Link) leading ERP hosted application provider of Intuit, QuickBooks and Sage Software Products in the US based in Alpharetta, Georgia.
- Virteva, a Minneapolis, Minnesota based IT consulting and Managed Service Provider (MSP) serving enterprise clients and medium-sized businesses.
- Dynamic Quest, a Greensboro, North Carolina MSP, offering managed data center services, IT services, custom software development, help desk services, and interactive marketing services.
- Biznet Networks, a telecom provider offering network, Internet, data center and cloud services in Indonesia.
- World Wide Communication, an established MSP in Jacksonville, Florida.
- Net4all, a Switzerland based MSP offering website hosting, dedicated servers, website design and consulting for open source enterprise content management system TYPO3.
Coraid's EtherDrive platform redefines storage economics for the cloud, enabling faster performance than legacy Fibre Channel storage at less than one-fifth the cost. EtherDrive prices start at under $500 per terabyte, enabling cloud providers to deliver high performance Ethernet SAN while profitably matching the price points of consumer cloud storage offerings.
Further, the unique network architecture of Ethernet SAN enables massive parallel throughput without the controller bottlenecks of legacy storage arrays. New storage can be added exactly when needed allowing capacity and economics to scale in line with the cloud provider's customer base. As demonstrated by Coraid's 60-second SAN challenge, adding new capacity is simple, with configuration taking less than one minute.
"We need performance, price, and simplicity.