Hello ILUG President,
I got your E-mail address from the Linux Online list of Linux User Groups
around the world. 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 community?
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 new technologies.
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
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