Feeds

Coraid accesses storage with Arista

Arista accelerating AoE access

Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management

Coraid is allying with Andy Bechtolsheim's Arista to accelerate access to its storage.

Customers would use Arista 10GBitE switches, such as the 7500, to get faster access to their Coraid EtherDrive arrays using the lightweight ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol. This has a lower network overhead than iSCSI and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and doesn't need specialised Fibre Channel fabrics to link accessing servers and storage.

Arista likes the deal because it emphasises Ethernet as the network transport – and Coraid is an Ethernet-only storage array supplier. Coraid likes it because Arista is a highly reputable player in the Ethernet switching market and adds networking "oomph" to its marketing message.

Coraid's EVP for worldwide sales and business development, Carl Wright, said in a canned quote: "Arista and Coraid share a common vision of the modern data centre: extensive virtualisation, end-to-end Ethernet, flexible topologies and low cost scale-out hardware."

The two companies assert that the Arista-Coraid stack enables faster performance than Fibre Channel and FCoE alternatives, "at approximately one-fifth the cost and enables storage capacity to be deployed in minutes".

Arista says its Zero Touch Provisioning capabilities are the means to do this. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.