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Coraid Selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner for Second Consecutive Year

Company Recognized for Creating Technology Innovations for the Global Silicon Valley (July 10, 2012)

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/10/12 -- Coraid® Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet SAN storage solutions with more than 1,500 customers worldwide, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Coraid was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.

"This year's AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been shaken up by the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. This year's crop of robust, innovative applications has launched a complex world of interconnected, sophisticated data being used by a voracious consumer and business user base. Coupled with a massive smartphone and tablet adoption, the opportunities for this year's winners are unlimited," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley."

Coraid and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23th, 2012.

This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Innovation Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

About Coraid
Coraid redefines storage economics with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive storage solutions. EtherDrive delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and an elastic storage architecture to handle massive data growth. Designed from the ground up for virtualization and cloud architectures, Coraid solutions have been deployed by more than 1,500 customers worldwide. For more information, visit or follow Coraid on Twitter at or LinkedIn at

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