August 17, 2005

Coraid EtherDrive Storage Appliance Wins LW Award

Jeffrey Swartz writes "SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.--Aug. 16, 2005--Coraid was honored at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo last week as the winner of the Product Excellence Award for Best Data Backup or Storage Solution. Coraid's SATA+RAID EtherDrive Storage Appliance was selected as an innovative Storage Area Networking technology that offers unique value for the open source community.

EtherDrive Storage uses the open AoE (ATA over Ethernet) protocol which is now included in the Linux 2.6 kernel. It provides Linux with the simplest, most efficient and lowest cost means to access networked storage.

"Coraid is very proud to receive this award in the highly competitive field of storage appliances," said Jim Kemp, CEO of Coraid Inc. "EtherDrive storage has been validated and deployed by businesses, universities and government agencies throughout the world where massively scalable and affordable storage is required."

The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards are the industry standard for innovation in the Linux community. IDG World Expo honors the developers of outstanding products, which represent the very best technology available to users of Linux and open source.

Coraid offers three EtherDrive storage product categories:

-- Storage Appliances - provide a shared Ethernet interface for multiple disks. These simple-to-use appliances provide a bridge between the disks and Ethernet using AoE and RAID. Each disk is individually accessible on the network (JBOD) or can be configured into RAID sets presenting one or more logical EtherDrive storage devices to the network.

-- Storage Blades - provide a separate Ethernet interface for each disk. The blade's processor (one processor/disk) provides a bridge between a single disk and Ethernet using AoE.

-- RAID Appliances - provide RAID abstraction and present logical EtherDrive storage devices assembled from EtherDrive Storage Appliances or EtherDrive Storage Blades.

About Coraid

Coraid designs and manufactures innovative networked storage appliances. The "power of simple" makes its storage products affordable. Coraid developed the open ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol which is used by EtherDrive storage products. The powerful and efficient protocol leverages the cost advantages of Ethernet to provide true networked storage. For more information please contact Coraid at 877-548-7200 and visit


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