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I'm Godden outta here: Coraid's EMEA top dog joins upstart Zerto

Coraid's EMEA boss Peter Godden left the storage firm in December and has joined Zerto as its VP for EMEA. Startup Coraid, which makes storage arrays accessed via the Ethernet AoE protocol, gained a new CEO, David Kresse, in September last year. Its previous CEO, Kevin Browne, is now a board member. Godden joined Coraid in …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jan 2014

Coraid gets $29m VC cash boost. It's too early for an IPO: what gives?

Ethernet storage startup Coraid has got itself $29.3m in fresh funding after appointing a new CEO, David Kresse, in September last year. The funding history is illustrative of a top-up needed to continue growth: Feb 2010 - $10m A-round Nov 2010 - $25m B-round Nov 2011 - $50m C-round Dec 2013 - $29.3m D-round That's a total …
Chris Mellor, 22 Jan 2014
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New head for disk drive array upstart: Coraid moves CEO to board

Ethernet storage biz Coraid has moved Kevin Brown from the CEO seat to its board and installed David Kresse as its new chief exec. Coraid builds EtherDrive arrays using commodity hardware, which are accessed via the lightweight ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol devised and patented by company founder Brantley Coile. Kevin Brown …
Chris Mellor, 13 Sep 2013

Coraid and CommVault team up, grab biz barons' backup from HP, Sepaton

At IP EXPO, Coraid and CommVault were flaunting their love after partnering up on a new venture to provide scaleable data management and protection solutions for enterprise folk. Coraid said CommVault was a great door-opener, and said that together they were capable of taking on players like Sepaton and HP for the Simpana back- …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2013
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WSJ bigs up Nimble and Coraid, massages their VC backers

The Wall Street Journal has decided hybrid disk array vendor Nimble Storage and Ethernet storage array biz Coraid are going to be The Next Big storage Things. Nimble Storage sells hybrid flash and spinning disk drive arrays as a way of getting flash speed and disk capacity without paying the all-flash array premium. Coraid is a …
Chris Mellor, 02 Oct 2012
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Coraid schmoozes Euro Nexenta distie sextet

Six European Nexenta disties are setting up EraStor to sell pre-built Nexenta/Super Micro storage servers, and there is a Coraid Ethernet storage array connection. EraStor, the new European Reseller Alliance, is composed of six independent system integrators/Nexenta resellers: zStor (Germany); E4 Computer Engineering (Italy); …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jan 2012
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Coraid peers over shoulder, pushes out another ZFS-based NAS head

Ethernet SAN storage supplier Coraid has announced its filer head, an Oracle ZFS-based product, two years after NetApp smacked it down for attempting the same thing with a Nexenta ZFS-based product. It has also beat off some pretty big competition to score Sony as a marquee user of its EtherDrive storage product. The ZX-Series …
Chris Mellor, 19 Jul 2012
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Coraid scoffs cloud platform startup

Coraid, the developer of the simplest Ethernet SAN storage, has bought cloud orchestration software maker Yunteq. Coraid's Ethernet SAN uses the AoE (ATA over Ethernet) protocol, which is more straightforward than iSCSI, and the company's newish and busy management is trying to establish. The firm now has more than 1,400 …
Chris Mellor, 20 Oct 2011
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Coraid mates with Caringo, producing cheap objects

Caringo is mating its technology with that of Coraid. The object is to pair its object storage system with Coraid arrays, accessible by AoE, said to be the simplest storage network in the world. Caringo's CAStor software presents object storage facilities running on commodity X86 servers with their direct-attached storage …
Chris Mellor, 15 Sep 2011
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Coraid accesses storage with Arista

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 …
Chris Mellor, 08 Mar 2011
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Coraid delivers flash-in-an-Ethernet-box

You can now use Coraid's simpler-than-iSCSI Ethernet protocol with a networked flash storage array. At VMworld 2011 Coraid announced its EtherFlash product, a combination of its EtherDrive SAN enclosure, CorOS v6.0 software, ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) network protocol, and commodity solid state drives (SSDs). EtherFlash delivers …
Chris Mellor, 12 Sep 2011
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Could Coraid be readying for takeoff?

Coraid is that niche ATA over Ethernet (AOE) vendor that's always about to break out of its reservation but never has. That could be about to change if things we're hearing from resellers are true. We have heard about a European financial institution that compared a Coraid storage array against a Fibre Channel SAN and found the …
Chris Mellor, 01 Mar 2011
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Coraid lands $25m funding whopper

Venture capital funds have bet big on storage underdog Coraid, gambling – to the tune of $25,000,000 – that its new management can build a successful business out of its low-cost and simple Ethernet access storage. That is a huge bet. It received a $10m A-round investment in February this year. The firm's management has done so …
Chris Mellor, 16 Nov 2010
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Souped-up Coraid aims to change its spots

Coraid used to be a downmarket beast, selling its Ethernet storage wares off a barrow on the street - now it's got shiny new management and has new aspirations. Can it make the transition and become a creature to be reckoned with? Coraid sells storage using AoE, ATA-over-Ethernet, protocol which is very lightweight, making iSCSI …
Chris Mellor, 03 Jun 2011
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Coraid jumps on ZFS bandwagon

Coraid is adding a ZFS-based NAS appliance to its EtherDrive SAN array product, joining other companies like Compellent in using ZFS in this way. Coraid supplies block storage accessed over Ethernet using an ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol which is not routed, is lossless and doesn't need any storage protocols such as iSCSI or …
Chris Mellor, 19 May 2010

Analyse this: Gartner eyes up EVERYONE'S mid-range arrays

Gartner has rated mid-range arrays in a report - Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose, Midrange Storage Arrays - which includes the expected mainstream vendors as well as three startups. This marks the first time a reputable independent analyst agency has compared and contrasted mainstream vendor, niche supplier and startup …
Chris Mellor, 25 Mar 2014
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Bruce Almighty drives Coraid AoE plan after $10m investment

Meet Coraid. This ten year-old startup has got its first venture capital funding and a new CEO who wants us all to understand that its AoE storage protocol is just terrific. Its product stores data in Ethernet-connected arrays using AoE - ATA over Ethernet - a block storage protocol, which, unlike Fibre Channel over Ethernet ( …
Chris Mellor, 05 Feb 2010

Storage faithful tremble as Gartner mages prep flashy array quadrant

Gartner's unveiling of all-flash array rankings in its Magic Quadrant – expected in July this year – has been eagerly anticipated. Which supplier is in which box? Who is included? Now sources who've seen a possible version of the flash MQ have shared their insight with El Reg – revealing some suppliers are in and others ( …
Chris Mellor, 20 May 2014
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Benchmark bods reckon NetApp storage has the edge over Isilon

Analyst outfit DCIG rates NetApp over Isilon for private cloud storage. Which comes as a bit of a surprise to The Register's storage desk. DCIG produces buyers' guides and then sells the rights to distribute these guides to vendors. This raises a suspicion that top-ranked vendors have somehow influenced their position in the …
Chris Mellor, 01 Aug 2013
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Hic! Storage upstart DEY bought out by Australian wine merchant

Software-defined storage startup DEY Storage has been bought by CloudCentral, an Australian cloud service provider, which has had a DEY storage co-founder as a board advisor for a few months. And it's being bought by a winery. Are we making this up? No, but perhaps we might have drunk too deeply from the Hippocrene. Let's go to …
Chris Mellor, 16 Apr 2014
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PEAK ARRAY: Cold fingers of Death stroke Big Biz disk boxes

IT depts are spending less on enterprise storage arrays, and instead considering shifting to the cloud – and away from arrays in their data centres. Or so we're told. These two changes were pointed out by Aaron Rakers, managing director of equity research outfit Stifel Nicolaus. He’s plotted the combined EMC, Hitachi, and IBM …
Chris Mellor, 19 May 2014
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Evan Powell exits Nexenta as Wyse guy strides in

"Wyse guy" Tarkan Maner now rules the Nexenta roost, with Evan Powell, the previous and hugely influential founding CEO, walking away. The former chief of the ZFS-based storage software startup stepped back to become chief strategy officer in February. At the time, Mark Lockareff was the incoming CEO, a big company guy held …
Chris Mellor, 04 Dec 2013
All-flash array vendors in a 4-box space

Look out, Gartner: Behold the El Reg all-Flash Quadragon™ wonder map-o-graphic

There is a famous 4-box diagram, the one to end all 4-box diagrams; Gartner's Magic Quadrant. How would the all-flash array vendors; start-ups and mainstreamers alike, fare if located in a 4-box diagram space? The storage desk here at El Reg did just that, using its sophisticated lower abdominal sensing organ and its patent- …
Chris Mellor, 03 Oct 2013
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Enterprise storage will die just like tape did, say chaps with graphs

The Wikibon biz tech consultancy thinks that the era of networked filers and SANs is going to end with server SANs replacing them. SANs and filers will have largely died away by 2027, it reckons. The chart below shows the results from Wikibon's Server SAN Research Project 2014. Between 2012 and 2014 the storage market will have …
Chris Mellor, 23 Apr 2014
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Scality commits to Big Data, puts a RING on Hadoop elephant

Object storage start-up Scality has added its storage to Hadoop so users can avoid loading data through Hadoop's own file system. It has also unveiled a plug-in for Cinder, the block storage layer within the OpenStack project. The RING is an object storage infrastructure based on a set of X86 server nodes that store objects, not …
Chris Mellor, 14 Mar 2013
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Disk-over-Ethernet startup trousers another $50m

A year after snagging $25m in venture capital funding Coraid has gone back to the cash well and scooped up another $50m. The VCs think Coraid is going places. Quick recap: Coraid is the networked storage startup using the ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol, a system simpler than iSCSI but with no cross-industry support and hence …
Chris Mellor, 04 Nov 2011

Insider 'fesses up: Amazon's Glacier cloud is made of ... TAPE

It's October and that show has come around again – IP Expo, the successor to Storage Expo. This year, the UK's "premier IT trade show" took place in Earl's Court, and saw a busy floor with lots of stands, lots of lead-hunting stand staff and the usual assortment of attention-grabbing oddities, like a man dressed as an HP Cloud, …
Chris Mellor, 18 Oct 2012
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Biz data-furtler CommVault reveals unexpected riches

CommVault's government and enterprise customers bought its software in record numbers, leading to a spike in revenues and a sudden onrush of affection from Wall St brokers when it beat estimates for both sales and profits. That said, the firm is a one-trick pony, but what a pony; the nag just keeps on running. CommVault produces …
Chris Mellor, 01 Feb 2013

Space-saving ideas for improving storage performance

Once upon a time pretty much the only thing a storage manager had to worry about was running out of capacity. Disk space was expensive and a slew of products offered data compression, moving disused files off to tape and so on. Disk space is pretty cheap now, with multi-terabit drives readily available along with petabyte-class …
Bryan Betts, 06 Nov 2013

Come clean, NetApp

Despite Oracle and NetApp dismissing their ZFS-based or related lawsuits against one another, NetApp is refusing to withdraw its threatening letter to Coraid and stop threatening "all appropriate remedies for any infringement" of NetApp's patents. Aked about the status of the Coraid letter following the Oracle-NetApp law suits …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2010
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NetApp shakes fist at sprat supplier over ZFS

NetApp has threatened Ethernet and ZFS storage supplier Coraid with implied legal action unless it stops selling its EtherDrive Z-series NAS. Coraid has buckled under the threat and temporarily withdrawn the product. The back story here is that NetApp sued Sun in 2007 for infringing its patents with the ZFS file system product …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jul 2010
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How to break out of the storage hardware zoo

With enterprise storage now costing significantly more to run than it does to buy according to many estimates, the need to cut those operational costs – or at least to slow their rise – is paramount. The result is a growing desire to move away from the siloed and application-specific nature of much of today's storage market. " …
Bryan Betts, 30 Sep 2013
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Just what is Oracle going to plop out as its golden storage egg?

What's going on with Oracle storage? Besides tape, which seems to be doing fine, does the IT giant have a long-term, viable external storage array product line at all? Oracle's general hardware business is in decline. Witness the chart below showing quarterly overall sales including hardware product revenues; storage sales …
Chris Mellor, 02 Apr 2013

What links Apple, Sun's ZFS and a tiny startup? Al Gore

GreenBytes, the flash array startup which uses ZFS, bought Mac ZFS developer Ten's Complement last week and is now going to make its ZEVO Community Edition ZFS software freely available from 15 September. CEO Bob Petrocelli said so in a blog yesterday. The product should be enhanced between now and then. GreenBytes has stripped …
Chris Mellor, 30 Jul 2012
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OpenStack 'Grizzly' control freak puffs up clouds of vastness

The OpenStack community is keeping faithful to its six-month spring-fall cadence for software releases: today, the world receives an OpenStack update codenamed Grizzly. The project's update cycle allows the cloud controller to be improved at a fairly rapid clip, and is roughly in sync with upgrades for popular Linux operating …
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NetApp slaps down Lightning with multi-card flash flush

NetApp is developing a server flash storage offering that will include beefy NetApp steak and not just EMC Lightning sizzle, according to insiders in the company. Our understanding, from people close to the action, is that NetApp server flash software will work with any server PCIe-connected flash memory card, and with multiple …
Chris Mellor, 07 Feb 2012
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Titanic storage wrestlers grapple in summer frenzy

This week is turning out to be a massive raft of storage news. Ready for the deluge? Here we go: In the flash galaxy, astronomers have discovered a Micron cluster formed from little flashes of light: Flash cache software supplier VeloBit has a sampling programme with Micron, the memory chip fryer. Customers get a bundled …
Chris Mellor, 23 Aug 2012
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Simplest Ethernet storage validated

Coraid's simpler-than-iSCSI Ethernet storage protocol has been validated by ESG which found it could install and use it in less than two minutes, and get better-than Fibre Channel performance at a fifth of the cost. Coraid's EtherDrive SAN storage uses the lightweight ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol to link servers and storage …
Chris Mellor, 10 Aug 2010
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Greenbytes crunches up ex-Apple man's Zevo ZFS

Networked flash array vendor Greenbytes has bought Zevo ZFS for Mac from developer Tens Complement, and gained itself a new chairman, storage industry veteran Stephen O'Donnell. Tens Complement was founded by ex-Apple engineer Don Brady and has been developing Zevo, a version of ZFS (Zettabyte File System) that was built for Mac …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jul 2012

NetApp's ZFS lawyer's letter and Nexenta

NetApp has sent an almost cease-and-desist letter to Coraid saying withdraw your EtherDrive Z-series NAS product, which uses ZFS, or we will take appropriate action. Coraid did, But NetApp appears not to have written to Coraoid's ZFS supplier Nexenta, which also supplies Compellent with ZFS technology for its NAS product. …
Chris Mellor, 06 Jul 2010
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Oracle and NetApp dismiss ZFS lawsuits

NetApp and Oracle have agreed to dismiss their respective lawsuits against each other without prejudice. ZFS-using companies such as Coraid and Nexenta can now go ahead free of the threat of NetApp interference. The dismissal terms between the two companies are confidential. NetApp CEO and president Tom Georgens said: "Moving …
Chris Mellor, 09 Sep 2010
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Getting secure external access to AoE disk volumes

ATA over Ethernet (AoE) protocol in the storage environment makes an interesting alternative to iSCSI and Fibre Channel. Although it is not routable, it can be made routable and thereby also independent of Ethernet itself. AoE is a light, layer 2 protocol integrated with Ethernet frames, which makes it ideal for work inside LAN …
Marek Landowski, 08 Mar 2011
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NetApp plays out ASIS dedupe lead

While EMC, Dell, HDS and HP stand impotently by, NetApp is making a killing in virtual desktop infrastructure deals and extending its lead in primary data deduplication, making ASIS run faster and deal with more data. How long can this advantage last? Last week NetApp announced terrific quarterly results, citing virtualisation …
Chris Mellor, 02 Jun 2010
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Nexenta: The fastest-growing storage start-up ever?

Nexenta is the fastest-growing storage start-up ever, based on customer growth, according to its sales and marketing veep, Jon Ash – faster even than NetApp in its early days. Nexenta, which provides the Open Solaris and ZFS-based NexentaStor software storage O/S, was founded in 2005 by Alex Aizmann and Dmitry Yusupov. There was …
Chris Mellor, 04 Mar 2011
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Ethernet storage protocol choices

We're moving to a world in which all storage network protocols run over Ethernet. That means both file and block. There's no dispute about running file access over Ethernet but the block world is squaring up for a three-way tussle. The three block protocols are iSCSI, Fibre Channel and AoE. iSCSI uses the TCP/IP stack to provide …
Chris Mellor, 20 Aug 2010
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Where are the next storage startup stars?

Have we witnessed the end of an era? Has the great storage company growth boom ended with a series of big bang acquisitions: 3PAR, Archivas, Compellent, Data Domain, Diligent, EqualLogic, Isilon, LeftHand Networks, Ocarina, Storwize and more? Over the last five years a whole swathe of up-and-coming storage companies has been …
Chris Mellor, 23 Feb 2011
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Which storage technologies and vendors will fly in 2011?

At this turning point of the year, as Dell wraps up Compellent and InSite One, and Atrato slides under the waves, it's timely to look ahead at the storage world in 2011 and ask que sera? Data growth and storage demand is seemingly unstoppable, and new storage tech has advanced quite a bit in 2010. Things are looking good for the …
Chris Mellor, 24 Dec 2010
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Which Ethernet SAN storage protocol is best?

looks at Ethernet block access storage protocols, with the candidates being AoE (ATA over Ethernet), FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) and iSCSI. As well as consultant Chris Evans, there are three Reg reader experts here: Geoff Barnett, Evan Unrue and "Mike1", all asked to contribute because of the high calibre of their …
Chris Mellor, 04 Oct 2010

EMC strengthens armour for SMB offensive

EMC has announced several new products targeted at mid-market enterprises seeking to more effectively consolidate, backup, archive, and protect their information. The new offerings include the EMC CLARiiON CX3-10 UltraScale networked storage system; new EMC RecoverPoint/SE software for mid-tier storage environments; and three …
Clay Ryder, 07 Mar 2007