I am pleased that our SPC-1 result announcement is generating online buzz. One of our primary intentions in going through the process was to test the SPEAR architecture’s scale-out capabilities. The SPC-1 put the K2 through a heavy workload over a 24-hour period. It came through with flying colors showing that Kaminario allows you to achieve high-end performance without suffering from bottlenecks of any type.
Some comments have focused on the fact that the K2 configuration included DRAM. So of course, the IOPS were going to be super fast. From our vantage point, the media type matters less than the architecture. We happened to certify the K2-D in this test result, but SPEAR will also enable high-level, scalable storage performance for Flash. That is the beauty of having a powerful and flexible architecture. It provides you with more choices and the ability to adapt as newer memory types emerge.
The transition to all SSD data centers is inevitable, but before it happens, organizations are going to demand that they can get the price/performance they need with the flexibility to scale efficiently. The benchmark we announced yesterday was a big step toward that goal regardless of media type.
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