Coraid EtherDrive EX: Unified Storage
Aimed at reducing space, power and cooling, the EtherDrive EX provides a block and file storage solution that is ideally suited for customers that want to start small and scale to petabyte+ environments, as and when their data storage needs grow.
Unified Storage in a Dense Form Factor
Coraid's EtherDrive EX provides pay-as-you-grow flexibility with availability and resiliency contained in a single node – ideal for customers facing rapid and unpredictable data growth. Self-contained in a dense form factor, the EtherDrive EX packs the right amount of capacity and performance for a multi-tenant workload environment.
In addition to its fully featured storage services and multi-protocol storage access capability, the EtherDrive EX also proves to be an effective container to separate application or customer data that should not be co-mingled.
With a dual controller design and No Single Point of Failure (NSPoF) architecture, the Coraid EtherDrive EX chassis provides 240TB of storage capacity in a dense 4U form factor – making it an ideal solution for customers that need unsystematic, but modular, scale of their storage infrastructure.
Coraid EtherDrive EX, with its efficient Hybrid Storage Pool architecture, uses a combination of dynamic random access memory (DRAM), flash and hard disk drives (HDDs) to provide the optimal performance and capacity in a multi-workload application environment. This enables heavily-accessed data to be served mostly from high-speed cache, while securely storing data on low cost HDDs.
Scaling is as simple as adding another EX or two and connecting them using a low latency, high bandwidth data transfer protocol on an Ethernet network. Since Ethernet eliminates the distance barrier, you don’t need to reserve contiguous space in the same rack or neighboring rack to scale – providing true, just-in-time scale.