Coraid Etherdrive products transform simple hardware into high-performance block storage so that your Ethernet network becomes a gigantic, easy-to-use SCSI/SAS disk array.
The Coraid team is a collective of coders and other creatives led by Brantley Coile. Brantley, inventor of the PIX Firewall and LocalDirector, and founder of the former Coraid, Inc., has over 38 years of coding experience and a 10-year AoE track record, and holds the rights to 26 patents/
The Coraid team does the hard work of making the lives of I.T. professionals everywhere that much easier by turning complex storage problems into simple solutions. Any developer can make software more complex. Select from the list of Coraid EtherDrive hardware series, all of which come preloaded with Coraid Etherdrive SRX software, and combine with a Coraid EtherDrive Host Bus Adapter (HBA) to create the perfect storage solution for your needs.
Coraid EtherDrive storage arrays essentially consist of affordable hardware running efficient software connected to your server through a Coraid EtherDrive HBA.
Coraid EtherDrive HBAs are Ethernet interface cards that use a driver to make the HBA appear as a simple SAS Host Bus Adaptor. This allows for incredible ease of use because anyone with local drive experience knows everything they need to use Coraid EtherDrive storage.
The secret to Coraid’s affordable, easy-to-use software is threefold:
- ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE), the open protocol that turns Ethernet into a powerful storage area network.
- EthOS, the Operating System based on the last OS developed by the folks who invented Unix.
- The high quality of Coraid code.