Coraid EtherDrive SRX: Scalable Block Storage

Designed for performance, scalability, and simplicity, EtherDrive SRX storage arrays enable a scalable Ethernet storage architecture that is ideally suited to environments experiencing rapid, unpredictable data growth.

Building Blocks for Ethernet Storage

The EtherDrive SRX series provides the foundation for the EtherDrive storage system by enabling low latency, high bandwidth data transfer between hosts and data on the network. Each SRX runs a distributed storage operating system to pool individual systems together into a single platform.

The SRX works in conjunction with the EtherDrive ZX appliances to provide logical volume management and features such snapshots, clones, and remote replication.

Coraid EtherDrive SRX







Coraid EtherDrive SRX block storage solutions offer flexible building blocks for cloud-scale storage deployments. EtherDrive SRX appliances leverage a massively parallel, connectionless storage networking fabric and software intelligence to aggregate commodity hardware resources and manage them as a pooled resource. EtherDrive SRX block storage appliances are available in 24- to 36-disk configurations, with the ability to mix-and-match SATA, SAS, and solid-state drives (SSDs). Each SRX appliance is a self-contained storage system providing RAID protection with local storage processing.

RAID Support JBOD and RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 are supported with multiple automatic global spares
Automatic LUN Discovery LUNs are automatically discovered by the host as systems are added to the network
Automatic Multipathing Automatically load balances read/write I/O across all available ports and paths of the network
Single Instance LUN View A persistent single instance of each LUN is presented to the host system no matter how many network paths are available, eliminating multiple representations of the same LUN
Simple LUN Naming Simple major.minor numbering scheme is easy to understand and remember
Automatic Congestion Control Packet queues and retransmissions are automatically adjusted to mitigate network congestion
LUN Masking A mechanism to control access to stored data
VLAN Zoning VLAN tags restrict access to authorized LUNs
Automatic Global Hot Spare Disks Disk failures with a RAID LUN are automatically repaired using an available spare disk within the chassis
Drive Flexibility Mix SATA, SAS, and SSD drives in the same chassis to customize performance and capacity


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