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Coraid And Arista Partner On High-Performance Ethernet SAN

Presaging a future data center with converged networking and storage, storage vendor Coraid and data switching vendor Arista Networks announced this week that they are partnering to deliver high-performance Ethernet storage area networking that the companies say could offer a five to eight times price/performance advantage over legacy storage systems, and at the same time make it easier to deploy virtualization and the cloud. The companies are doing this in two steps: first, by certifying that t

The companies do not have a time line for future product integration and are still in an investigative phase, Wright says. He did not want to go into too many details, but says the products would involve the network becoming the storage and that users would be able to rapidly provision both network and storage.

No money has changed hands as part of the partnership, Gourlay says. Coraid's 1,300 users and Arista's 700 to 750 users helped encourage the two companies to work together, Wright says.

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