Coverage and feedback on the new Kaminario K2-H hybrid all solid-state SAN storage system has been fast and furious, and, from what we’ve seen, overwhelmingly positive. One of the items we’re particularly excited about is a recent Enterprise Strategy Group Lab report that validates what we’ve said about the K2-H (hybrid) performance, scalability and high availability.
Perhaps this quote from the report sums it up best: “With response times of under a millisecond and the ability to scale to more than 800,000 IOs per second, ESG Lab has confirmed that a K2 Hybrid solution that fits in a single rack is four to ten times faster than a traditional disk array consuming multiple racks full of power-hungry disk drives.”
The proof is in the pudding, as ESG found in its hands-on evaluation and testing of the new K2 Hybrid. Among the findings:
- The K-2H architecture squashes performance bottlenecks. Testing industry-standard multiuser database workloads with volumes striped across six K-2H storage nodes achieved 190,000 IOPS and response times under a millisecond.
- Performance scales as you add storage nodes to the K-2H. Tests of an OLTP database workload over 16 K2-H data nodes hit a whopping 825,344 IOPS.
- The K-2’s enterprise-level redundancy and availability features work. Really. Applications continued humming along as ESG swapped components and purposely injected errors in host ports, internal networking ports, and storage nodes.
ESG was also impressed with the K-2H’s ease of configuration and management, pointing out that it took only three minutes and three commands to get a Windows server to recognize newly configured K2 Hybrid capacity as a standard block storage device and applications to run with the K-2 without tuning. The report found monitoring current and historical storage performance easy and straightforward as well.
The conclusion: “The K2 Hybrid eliminates IO bottlenecks and accelerates business applications as it makes an organization more productive, efficient, and green without breaking the bank.” Thanks ESG. Take a look yourself. You can download the new ESG report here.