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.
|File System||128-bit addressability|
|File-level Protocol||NFS v3 and v4; CIFS SMB v1|
|Block Protocol||ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE)|
|Storage Efficiency||Storage efficiency features include flexible provisioning with space guarantees, thin provisioning, user, group and filesystem quotas, and more|
|Hybrid Storage Pools||Optimized storage hierarchy with pools of storage containing DRAM, flash cache, and disk drives|
|Data Compression||Can select among 4 compression algorithms for tuning the right mix between application performance and storage|
|RAID||Striping, mirroring, triple-mirroring, single-parity protection, double-parity protection, triple-parity protection|
|Remote Management||HTTPS / SSH / SNMP v1 and v2c with downloadable MIB, read-only / IPMI|
|Snapshots||Both administrator and end-user accessible and manageable (security via RBAC), read-only mode|
|Clones||Writable snapshots created instantly via pointers without space or performance impact|
|Data Integrity||Protects against both ‘silent data corruption’ during disk storage, miscopies, and mistransmissions via checksums and other protections. With self-healing capabilities, bad data is detected and automatically repaired using the correct data (for RAID configurations).|
|Directory Services||NIS, AD, LDAP|
|Network Services||NTP, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, and Kerberos|
|Replication||Supports replication within the same EX and to another EX|
|High Availability||Integrated high availability with automatic failover|