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Coraid announces gold partnership with Admiral IT

EMEA expansion continues with strategic partnership

(PresseBox) (London, ) Coraid, a leading developer of Ethernet SAN solutions with more than 1,400 customers worldwide, today announced that it has signed Admiral IT as a Gold partner as part of its continued expansion in Europe. Admiral will offer Coraid's entire range of Ethernet SAN solutions to its customer base, focussing on the financial, education and media sectors where high performance, cloud computing and virtualisation play a key role.

Coraid's EMEA channel programme is designed to strengthen the partners' product portfolios while leveraging their expertise, local knowledge and valuable integration and support services. The company's Gold partners are selected for their unique strengths in the market place and are essential to Coraid's plans for growth throughout EMEA.

Admiral's customers include organisations with large, growing or performance-oriented storage requirements for databases and cloud architectures. Coraid's EtherDrive systems are faster than iSCSI and Fibre Channel arrays while radically simplifying the storage network, offering unmatched flexibility and scalability. Designed for virtualised environments, Coraid's solutions offer lower operating expenses and a 5-8x price performance advantage over legacy Fibre Channel systems, making them highly complementary to Admiral's existing offerings.

Roger Burgess, director at Admiral IT, comments, "Coraid offers an excellent product set and an innovative new direction in storage. We can offer our customers high-performance, high-capacity, reliable storage without the price tag associated with competing solutions."

Marcos Burnett, Coraid's EMEA sales director explains, "The channel is our primary link to our customers; through them we deliver our products and services but also get valuable feedback. Admiral has the skills and the independent, professional approach we look for in a channel partner. We are delighted that the partnership is already proving very successful with several new customers on board."

About the Admiral Group of Companies

The Admiral Group of Companies is a privately owned organisation providing IT services, unified communications, and office technology solutions to SMEs in the UK. Technologies offered by the group include IT services, telephone systems, managed networks & least cost routing, WAN/LAN infrastructure & cabling and audio visual products. Admiral has strong, long term partnerships with a number of respected industry players including; Aastra, Avaya, Coraid, Mitel, NEC, Optoma, Microsoft, HP, and VMware. With its headquarters in Luton and offices in London, Milton Keynes and Leeds, Admiral offers its customers the resources of a major national group delivered through local points of contact.

Coraid, Inc.

Coraid redefines storage economics with its breakthrough line of EtherDrive® storage solutions. EtherDrive delivers scale-out performance, Ethernet simplicity, and a 5-8x price-performance advantage over legacy storage. Designed from the ground up for virtualisation and cloud architectures, Coraid solutions have been deployed by more than 1,400 customers worldwide. For more information, visit or follow Coraid on Twitter at or LinkedIn at

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