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Coraid's Coile resurrects storage biz, swears off VCs' filthy Valley lucre

Analysis Here's a resurrected startup that isn't a startup anymore and wants nothing to do with VCs, ever – Coraid. At a briefing on a Silicon Valley IT press tour in June, Coraid founder Brantley Coile explained the why and how of this, and talked about how he wants Coraid to develop. Back in May, 2015 we learned SouthSuite had …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2017
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Crashed Coraid's tech resurrected by founder's new start-up

Say hi to The Brantley Coile Company*, because it now owns the AoE technology assets that went south when Coraid crashed and burned. Coraid was a start-up which was founded in 2000 to build EtherDrive networked storage arrays using ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) access protocol as an alternative to Fibre Channel and iSCSI. AoE is not …
Chris Mellor, 14 May 2015
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SAN upstart Coraid AXING staff, struggling to survive – sources

+Comment Multiple sources have told us that Etherdrive storage SAN startup Coraid is floundering and staffers are losing their jobs after the firm spent over $100m trying to launch itself as a viable business. The UK service office has no staffer answering calls, Coraid in Australia gives out a recorded message asking for your number …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jan 2015

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 …
Chris Mellor, 22 Jan 2014
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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, 6 Jan 2014

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

Comment 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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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 …
Chris Mellor, 13 Sep 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 …
Chris Mellor, 2 Oct 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 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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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, 4 Nov 2011
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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 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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Souped-up Coraid aims to change its spots

Comment 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 …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jun 2011
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Getting secure external access to AoE disk volumes

Comment 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 …
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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, 8 Mar 2011
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Could Coraid be readying for takeoff?

Comment 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 …
Chris Mellor, 1 Mar 2011

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