VMworld 2011: Storage Products Take Center Stage

Coraid: Storage For Virtual Environments In A Flash

Redwood City, Calif.-based Coraid showed its latest EtherFlash solution for high performance, low latency access to Flash drives. EtherFlash scales from two drives to multiple petabytes using Coraid EtherDrive storage arrays in which customers can deploy any mix of Flash, SAS, or SATA drives to build a flexible, virtualized pool of storage. An EtherDrive array can be configured in under 60 seconds, and is presented to servers as a direct-attached SCSI drive. In VMware environments, this enables self-service configuration from the hypervisor as soon as a new storage array comes online, Coraid said. The EtherFlash solution starts below $10 per GB.

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