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Coraid in Partnership With CommVault

To provide enterprise scalable backup solution
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2013.02.05

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Coraid, Inc.
announced certification for its EtherDrive storage system with CommVault Simpana.


The EtherDrive storage platform combined with CommVault's enterprise data management and protection software provides a scalable backup
solution that allows businesses to manage their growing
data while keeping costs under control. The companies have deployed joint
customers worldwide in sectors including financial services, entertainment, food and
beverage, healthcare, and transportation.

"Combining
the intelligence of Simpana with the simplicity and scalability of Coraid
EtherDrive storage allows us to protect critical applications and data,
"
said Chris Farmer, IT manager at Siemens MR Magnet Technology, designer and manufacturer of superconducting magnetic resonance
imaging magnets for medical applications. "One of the things that really impressed us is the ability to upgrade
the connectivity, capacity and performance independently as our needs change or
volumes grow. Although cost was not the main factor, the solution also proved
much more competitively priced than anything else we had looked at with the
same level of functionality or performance.
"

Siemens MR Magnet Technology has deployed a CommVault-based backup and recovery
solution for years, and switched from legacy iSCSI-based NAS storage to Coraid
EtherDrive.

The growth of data in
enterprises is one of the biggest challenges for data center storage
infrastructure. This rapid growth in primary data has in turn driven the need
for reliable backup and data management systems that are easy to manage and can scale with demand. Regulatory requirements around data retention
and a growing need for BC and DR have further accentuated the importance of
selecting a data management system.

The Simpana software platform
offers capabilities such as multi-level deduplication,
compression and centralized monitoring and control that allow administrators to
tame the problem of data protection and archival in an environment of unchecked
data growth.

"Coraid
offers a flexible storage platform that complements the powerful capabilities
of our market-leading CommVault Simpana software platform by delivering
simplicity at scale,
" said Jeff Echols, senior director product
marketing and business development at CommVault. "By deploying a solution using CommVault and Coraid products, customers
can protect their most critical information at scale.
"

EtherDrive storage arrays deliver scale-out capabilities and provide an alternative to
controller-based storage architectures, growing to multiple petabytes without
expensive forklift upgrades. Coraid's EtherCloud automation platform enables
software-defined storage, with one-click self-service for
multiple application types. The flexibility and versatility of Coraid's
single-tier technology allows it to be used as primary storage, disk-based
backup storage and off-site DR storage.

"CommVault
and Coraid complement each other perfectly for organizations that need a
scalable, comprehensive, cost-effective approach to data protection,
"
said Doug Dooley, VP of product management at Coraid. "Advanced data management paired with a
scale-out, flexible storage infrastructure ensures data growth can be managed
effectively. A joint solution with CommVault and Coraid demonstrates the
flexibility and power of an open system architecture.
"

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