[clug-talk] Something from an Executive contact submission
jarrod at digitaldemesne.net
Mon Nov 29 20:38:25 PST 2004
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I am contacting you to seek your advice. What is the best way for my company
to make your members aware of a new technology now available for the Linux
Coraid has developed a new product called EtherDrive specifically designed to
meet the networked disk storage needs of Linux systems. We have visited
numerous Linux User Group meetings in the USA and have found that the members
are very interested in this technology, since there no suitable networked
storage solution for Linux users. Arranging a personal visit to locations
outside the USA is not feasible for us at this time but perhaps there is
another way that you have found effective for your members to become aware of
The EtherDrive Storage Blades are a way to connect disk drives directly on an
Ethernet network. A GPL device driver for Linux completes the picture by
making the disks appear local. We've defined a new protocol, AoE or
ATA-over-Ethernet, to do this.
Shared (networked) storage is a common need for any system. Current storage
manufacturers offer only choices that are expensive and complicated.
EtherDrive storage blades are like Storage Area Network but much, much less
expensive. Now the Linux community can do a lot of new things that were too
Please contact me if you think this technology would be of interest for your
LUG members. We would be happy to forward technical presentation materials
or other documents that you feel are appropriate. Our website contains more
Thank you for your help.
chris at coraid.com
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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