Coraid upgrades AoE arrays

– Coraid's new ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) disk arrays include RESTful interfaces for cloud storage deployments.

Coraid's EtherDrive SAN arrays combine Ethernet connectivity with SATA, SAS or solid-state disk (SSD) drives through the use of the open, lightweight AoE network storage protocol. The AoE protocol transports ATA disk commands over Ethernet without TCP/IP overhead.

The new EtherDrive SRX4200 array includes 36 SATA, SAS or SSD drives for up to 72TB of capacity with 2TB SATA drives. The company claims performance of up to 1,800MBps, pricing of $600 per TB, and a price/performance advantage of up to 8X vs. Fibre Channel SANs.

Get the details in the Enterprise Storage Forum article, "Coraid Doubles Density of Ethernet SANs."

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This article was originally published on August 27, 2010