Coraid Scoops Storage Hardware Product of the Year Award

Wins at the SVC Awards in London

London, UK – November 29, 2012 – Coraid a leading developer of Ethernet storage solutions, was presented with the “Storage Hardware Product of the Year Award” at the prestigious SVC Awards held on 22nd November 2012.

The SVC Awards were set-up to acknowledge achievements in storage, virtualisation and cloud computing. A judging panel of respected journalists and analysts reviewed all entries and created a shortlist which, for the coveted Storage Hardware Product of the Year Award, also included Tegile Systems, Dell, Overland Storage, ExtraGrid Systems, Quantum and Emulex. Readers of the organisers’ (Angel Communications) publications were asked to vote for a winner from the shortlist.

Coraid received the most votes in its category for its innovative EtherFlash solution. This technology is changing the way savvy organisations run their virtualised environments by giving new higher levels of performance and flexibility compared to earlier legacy SANs. EtherFlash delivers nearly 200,000 IOPS in a single chassis and under 200 microsecond latency.  It also simplifies the storage network by giving the flexibility to scale performance and capacity as needed without forklift upgrades and complex SAN reconfiguration. EtherFlash’s one-tier-for-all architecture greatly reduces the complexity and operational expense associated with enterprise storage enabling IT departments to build flexible virtualised storage pools that can be rapidly configured and assigned to end users.

Pete Godden, VP, EMEA at Coraid was at the awards ceremony and said, “We are absolutely delighted! We felt that being shortlisted was a huge achievement but to know that our peers in the industry have voted for us to win is fantastic news and a great way to draw towards the end of 2012.”