June 14, 2010
Kaminario K2 High-Performance Enterprise Data Appliance Eliminates Data Access Bottlenecks and Improves Business Performance
BOSTON, Mass., June 14, 2010 – Kaminario today introduced the Kaminario K2, a high-performance enterprise data appliance capable of providing millions of IOPS for applications that require ultra-fast and reliable access to data. Kaminario K2 is a blade appliance, which is based on an innovative scale-out architecture. Kaminario K2 works with any application, it is extremely easy and quick to implement, and it is completely scalable. Initial installations in applications such as financial transactions, telecommunications operations, and a wide range of web-based SaaS scenarios have delivered immediate application performance improvements of 2- to 100-fold. By simply moving application data or databases to Kaminario K2, organizations achieve an immediate performance boost, and capital and operational costs are reduced.
Kaminario K2 is architected for enterprise environments, it delivers performance improvements immediately, and it is easy to implement and operate.
With the proliferation of online operations and increased dependence on applications, businesses today frequently underperform; applications running on powerful and expensive servers sit idle waiting for data. The Kaminario K2 eliminates this data access bottleneck, enabling organizations to realize a 2- to 100-fold improvement in business performance.
"Just as the impact of incorporating SSDs into arrays was (barely) becoming understood by IT out comes a highly innovative solution from Kaminario,” said Arun Taneja Founder and Consulting Analyst, Taneja Group. “This DRAM-based storage array blows the doors off any SSD solution, hybrid or pure. Solutions like these enable IT to do things they could not do before. I guess that is what is called paradigm shifting. If the numbers I saw hold out this will enable IT to solve problems that were only solved by ganging up massive numbers of computers and storage at unaffordable costs, may be not even then."
Kaminario K2 - Key Features and benefits
Scalable – simply by adding hardware components, one may scale performance, capacity or both. Application agnostic – utilizes existing computing and data storage investments and supports any application and data type with no process change. Simple and fast to implement and manage – Kaminario K2 deploys in less than a day and no tuning is required. Its blade architecture makes it very easy to manage. Performance and ROI – by eliminating I/O bottlenecks Kaminario K2 improves performance of data-intensive applications and price-performance by orders of magnitude.“The operational and financial performance of businesses often depend on how quickly data-intensive business-process applications can access large, server-based data sets,” said Dani Golan, CEO of Kaminario. “Kaminario K2 delivers the highest IOPS available today, matching the fastest application performance requirements, and immediately affects business results.”
How the Kaminario K2 Works
The Kaminario K2 hardware is a grid of blade servers, interconnected in a redundant and fast network. The system is managed by Kaminario’s unique kOS operating system. Kaminario K2 presents itself externally as a set of standard block devices. The entire main copy of data is stored on DRAM to ensure ultra high performance. The kOS operating system automatically allocates space among multiple blades. Distribution of the LUs reduces contention and contributes to the extremely high performance of Kaminario K2. The standard block devices allow Kaminario K2 to boost applications with no need to change data structures or to do remodeling.
As an enterprise-grade appliance which maintains operational status and data availability, K2 boasts full N+1 hardware redundancy on blades, internal network and Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS). The data is backed up on mirrored Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) to support recovery and protection during power loss. In case of blade failure, kOS automatically replaces it and recovers all associated data. During failure and recovery, service is maintained at all times. The N+1 power system ensures proper shutdown with no data loss during main power failure.
Pricing & Availability
Kaminario K2 is available now, with pricing starting at $200,000 (Update to Pricing: As of 12/2010, Kaminario has solutions starting at $50,000). Please contact Kaminario at 1-877-962-2555 for a customized quote.
Kaminario was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with an Israel-based R&D division. Kaminario is funded by Sequoia Capital and Pitango Venture Capital. The company improves the operational and financial results of businesses by solving the I/O bottleneck problem of data-intensive applications. Performance and latency improve by orders of magnitude. Kaminario serves customers in a wide range of markets, including, financial, telecommunications, web service providers and government bureaus and agencies.
Rainier Communications (for Kaminario)