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Coraid and Splunk Announce Technical Alliance

August 22, 2013

The two companies will work together to enable large-scale machine data analytics in Coraid enterprise and cloud data centers through Splunk Enterprise.

REDWOOD CITY, CA /Marketwired/ -- Coraid, a leading provider of scale-out Ethernet storage solutions, announced a technical partnership with Splunk Inc. to enable large-scale machine data analytics in Coraid enterprise and cloud data centers through Splunk Enterprise. Splunk Enterprise and Coraid EtherDrive are qualified to interoperate for high-performance data collection, indexing, and analytics. The combination of the powerful data collection, indexing, and analytical capabilities of Splunk software and the flexible scale-out storage architecture offered by Coraid EtherDrive allows customers to simply and cost-effectively deploy market-leading analytics capabilities for their machine data.

Coraid's Virtual DAS (VDAS) technology enables ultimate simplicity for connecting multiple storage arrays over Ethernet to Splunk software, allowing customers to scale storage independently from compute resources. EtherDrive arrays can flexibly mix SATA, SAS, and SSD drives to handle a wide variety of workloads and performance requirements.

"We're pleased to be working with Coraid to help organizations collect, monitor, analyze, and visualize machine-generated data. Splunk and Coraid combine to deliver a solution for organizations that need a scalable, comprehensive, cost-effective approach to operational intelligence," said Bill Gaylord, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Splunk. "Advanced operational intelligence software combined with a scale-out, flexible storage infrastructure ensures that even complex data center environments can be managed effectively. Making advanced storage-performance analytics available to Splunk users further enriches their experience."

Coraid and Splunk Platforms
Coraid offers a full range of block, file, and storage management products that deliver breakthrough elasticity and simplicity at scale using a new generation of Ethernet-based storage networking. Coraid EtherDrive storage arrays deliver true scale-out capabilities and provide an attractive alternative to controller-based storage architectures, growing to multiple petabytes without expensive forklift upgrades. The versatility of Coraid EtherDrive allows customers to mix and match SATA, SAS, and SSD drives in each storage array and use the same building blocks for a wide range of application needs. Coraid's VDAS technology allows customers to easily deploy and scale their storage infrastructure as needs grow, combining the simplicity of local storage with the flexibility and scalability of shared storage.

Splunk Enterprise collects, indexes, monitors, analyzes, and visualizes any machine-generated data from virtually any source, format, or location in real time. This includes data streaming from packaged and custom applications, app servers, Web servers, databases, networks, virtual machines, telecoms equipment, operating systems, sensors, and much more.

"Splunk users generate large data volumes, which needs storage that can be scaled up as data grows, or as new Splunk applications are developed," said Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst, 451 Research. "Coraid's storage has been designed to meet both of those needs, and at an aggressive price point that also suits Splunk deployments."

"The partnership of Coraid and Splunk demonstrates the flexibility and power of an open system architecture," said Doug Dooley, Vice President of Product Management, Coraid. "We are excited to work with Splunk to deliver scale and superior price-performance to customers deploying operational analytics solutions for their infrastructure. The joint solution will allow enterprise and cloud customers to efficiently deliver improved service, uptime, and security while managing the cost of exploding data volumes."

About Coraid
Coraid redefines storage with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive and EtherCloud solutions. Coraid 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's platform has been deployed by more than 1,700 customers worldwide. For more information, follow Coraid on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Splunk
Splunk Inc. provides the engine for machine data. Splunk software collects, indexes, and harnesses the machine-generated big data coming from the Web sites, applications, servers, networks, sensors, and mobile devices that power business. Splunk software enables organizations to monitor, search, analyze, visualize, and act on massive streams of real-time and historical machine data. 5,600 enterprises, universities, government agencies, and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk Enterprise to gain operational intelligence that deepens business and customer understanding, improves service and uptime, reduces cost, and mitigates cyber security risk. Splunk Storm, a cloud-based subscription service, is used by organizations developing and running applications in the cloud.

Coraid and EtherDrive are registered trademarks of Coraid Inc. EtherCloud, CorOS, Zero Hour Support, EtherFlash, Yunteq, and Scale-Out Virtual Storage are trademarks of Coraid Inc. All other marks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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