This is long overdue.
A reader of my blog asked if I could do a piece on Coraid. Coraid who?
This name is probably a name not many people heard of in Malaysia. Even most the storage guys that I talk to never heard of it.
I have known about Coraid for a few years now (thanks to my incessant reading habits), looking at it from nonchalant point of view. But when the reader asked about Coraid, I contacted Kevin Brown, CEO of Coraid, whom I am not exactly sure how I was connected through LinkedIn. Kevin was very responsive and got one of their Directors to contact me. Kaushik Shirhatti was his name and he was very passionate to share their Coraid technology with me. Thanks Kevin and Kaushik!
That was months ago but the thought of writing this blog post has been lingering. I had to scratch the itch. 😉
So, what’s up with Coraid? I can tell that they are different but seems to me that their entire storage architecture is so simple that it takes a bit of time for even storage guys to wrap their head around it. Why do I say that?
For storage guys (like me), we are used to layers. One of the memorable movie quotes I recalled was from Shrek: “Orges are like onions! Onions have layers!“.