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CORAID Named Top Company to Watch in 2009 by Linux Magazine

EtherDrive(R) Wins Recognition as Affordable, Fast Network Storage Delivering Fibre Channel Speeds at Ethernet Prices (February 11, 2009)

SAN CLEMENTE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/09 -- CORAID, the Linux Storage People, today announced that it was named by Linux Magazine as one of the Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2009.

"CORAID delivers affordable, fast storage area network solutions that are budget friendly," said editor-in-chief of Linux Magazine, Bryan Richard. "Coupling Ethernet technology with SATA hard disk drives, EtherDrive SAN solutions exploit commodity components to deliver affordable storage. EtherDrive is built upon the open ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) lightweight network storage protocol. Embracing virtualization EtherDrive SAN solutions are highly scalable and empower customers to focus on streamlining, consolidation, and efficiency."

Linux Magazine's annual list is selected by the publication's editors and reviewers in recognition of those industry vendors that are best positioned in the coming year to drive Linux and Open Source adoption and innovation while delivering on the immediate needs of the development communities.

AoE has become the de facto standard in Ethernet storage area networking, offering an open source and simple alternative to iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN. As an open storage protocol, CORAID works closely with the OSS community and the vast ecosystem of partners worldwide making AoE popular on a wide range of operating systems including Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, Windows, and Mac OSX.

"We are honored to have CORAID EtherDrive and AoE recognized by the editors of Linux Magazine," said James Kemp, CEO of CORAID. "We developed EtherDrive to fill the growing need for an affordable, fast SAN that embraces virtualization for the demands of today's IT organizations facing the costly management of server sprawl."

For more information about CORAID's products, please visit The complete AoE protocol specification is available at

LinuxMagazine's Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2009 full list is here:

About CORAID, Inc.

CORAID's EtherDrive®, the affordable network storage, provides fast SAN solutions boasting Fibre Channel speeds at Ethernet prices. CORAID designs and manufactures innovative, affordable network storage appliances based on the open ATA-over-Ethernet (AoE) lightweight network storage protocol. AoE leverages the advantages of Ethernet to transport ATA disk commands without the burden of TCP/IP overhead. Coupling Ethernet technology with SATA hard disk drives, EtherDrive SAN solutions exploit commodity components to deliver affordable, fast SAN solutions. For more information, visit

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