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Coraid and Transcend United Technologies Partner on Cloud Storage Services

Ethernet SAN Provides Simplified Management and Disruptive Price and Performance Advantage That Accelerate Cloud Storage Deployments (January 10, 2012)

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/12 -- Coraid® Inc., a leading developer of Ethernet SAN solutions with more than 1,500 customers worldwide, and Transcend United Technologies, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based global IT systems integration and managed services firm, today announced a partnership that delivers next-generation Ethernet SAN storage for Transcend United cloud services. Transcend United engages in the assessment, design, configuration and installation of IT and communications infrastructures for organizations in the United States and internationally. The partnership will allow Transcend United to provide a wide range of innovative cloud services that deliver a flexible and efficient shared IT infrastructure.

"Economic and competitive forces are pushing our customers to seek alternatives to better align their IT infrastructure with their business needs. By offering cloud services we can make our customers more efficient and help them respond faster to ever-changing business requirements," said Stephen Benson, executive vice president of managed services at Transcend United. "We looked at several competing storage offerings and technologies, but only Coraid EtherDrive SAN provided the scalability, performance and simplicity we required. Coraid storage lets us grow our cloud programs and focus on our customers rather than worry about the hardware in the rack."

Transcend United hybrid cloud services extend infrastructure and application architectures to augment their clients' existing IT strategy. Along with engineering expertise, Transcend United provides cloud infrastructure with the scalability and elasticity clients require to achieve their business goals and improve their bottom lines. The cloud services span core practice areas of unified communications, data infrastructure, backup/recovery and mobility/wireless.

Coraid EtherDrive solutions provide enterprises of all sizes with flexible, high-performance storage while eliminating the complexity of traditional SAN solutions. Using an innovative scale-out SAN architecture and standard Ethernet, Coraid EtherDrive storage arrays provide lower OPEX and a 5-8x price-performance advantage over legacy storage. EtherDrive is ideally suited to dynamic high-performance computing, virtualization, video and cloud computing environments.

Coraid leverages standard Ethernet and the CorOS™ distributed storage operating system to deliver higher performance than Fibre Channel at up to 1800 MB/s of throughput or nearly 200,000 IOPS per array using low-cost, industry standard hardware. EtherDrive scales to multiple petabytes with a flat Ethernet SAN topology and connectionless, massively parallel design. Deployment and configuration of EtherDrive are simple; a host can configure and address new storage in under 60 seconds. The scale-out design also enables a Zero-Hour Support™ customer-service offering based on Coraid disk-portability technology, which allows users to swap drives between arrays for upgrades, service reconfiguration, data transfers or disaster recovery on the fly.

About Coraid
Coraid redefines storage economics with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive storage solutions. EtherDrive delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and a 5-8x price-performance advantage over legacy storage. 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

About Transcend United Technologies
Transcend United is a global IT systems integration and managed services firm that simplifies communications infrastructures so companies can become more agile in adjusting to changing business needs without overburdening IT staff. By simplifying the complexity and management of their IT investment, our clients improve their ROI and lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). With our extensive partner ecosystem, we deliver integrated best-in-class products and services that work across multiple geographic locations. For more information, visit or read our blog at

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