Law Firm JDTP Virtualizes and Consolidates IT Infrastructure with Coraid Ethernet Storage

Firm Selects EtherDrive No-Single-Point-of-Failure Configuration to Support Server Virtualization Environment

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2012 – Coraid Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet-based storage solutions, today announced that Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus and Peckenpaugh P.C. (JDTP), a law firm based in Orange County, California, selected Coraid EtherDrive® storage to support its VMware virtual server deployment.

Previously, JDTP relied on a legacy storage system to support its virtual server environment.  As its storage capacity needs grew, the law firm's IT Manager, Gary Sullenger, realized the current solution was complex and expensive to maintain.  He set out to find a modern solution capable of ensuring a flexible and reliable storage area network at a competitive price.  After evaluating a range of solutions, Gary implemented a Coraid EtherDrive No-Single-Point-of-Failure (NSPoF) solution synchronously mirroring two EtherDrive SRX storage units.

"We looked at a few other solutions but didn’t find any vendor that could come close to competing with what Coraid had to offer with its EtherDrive storage, especially as it relates to improving reliability, bringing down costs, and simplifying set-up, management and scaling," said Sullenger.

Coraid EtherDrive is a distributed storage system that provides enterprises of all sizes with flexible, high-performance storage while eliminating the complexity of traditional SAN solutions. With its scale-out architecture and standard Ethernet connectivity, Coraid EtherDrive delivers lower OPEX while offering Fibre Channel performance at commodity-hardware economics. Its simplicity, superior price-performance and just-in-time scalability make EtherDrive ideally suited to modern virtualized data-center environments.

"Coraid helps make shared storage for virtual servers easier to deploy and grow,” said Carl Wright, executive vice president of worldwide sales for Coraid.  “No other approach to storage can match the scale and flexibility EtherDrive storage provides.  It offers a compelling alternative to traditional legacy storage vendors, especially for virtualization and cloud architectures.”