XRootD is distributed low-latency file access system with its own communication protocol and scalable, plugin based architecture. It is the primary data access framework for the high-energy physics community, and the backbone of the EOS service at CERN.
In order to bring the potential of Erasure Coding (EC) to the XrootD / EOS ecosystem an effort has been undertaken to implement a native EC XrootD plugin based on the Intel Storage Acceleration Library (ISAL). In this contribution we discuss the architecture of the plugin, carefully engineered in order to enable low latency data streaming and 2D erasure coding. Moreover, we give an overview of the data repair and placement strategies. Finally, we report on the observed performance of the EC plugin and the project outcomes.