Kudos to Kaminario on the announcement of its next generation Kaminario K2 —the industry’s first all solid-state, high availability, SAN storage solution.
Today’s enterprises constantly struggle to keep data center rack space and OpEx in check, while delivering the high performance and lower latencies that applications require. Kaminario’s Fusion Powered solid-state FC SAN can help meet these previously conflicting requirements. Kaminario’s new architecture leverages Fusion’s high-performance, high-capacity memory tier to cut through bottlenecks and I/O storms with plenty of headroom for growth. Adding Fusion-io to the K2-H (hybrid) platform delivers shared storage at the same high-performance, low-latency benefits that we’ve been delivering to applications in the server for years. With its industry-leading price/application performance ratio, Kaminario’s got a winning formula.
Dani Golan, CEO of Kaminario, stated in the press release announcing the collaboration, “Our collaboration with Fusion-io is yet another step toward raising the bar in delivering best-in-class enterprise SAN storage to businesses struggling to maximize their application performance at a far better price than that of legacy storage.”
Most of today’s storage vendors lose the speed and latency benefits NAND flash offers by placing it behind RAID and SSD controllers as a drop-in, plug-and-play cache or replacement for hard disks. This creates unnecessary data hops and limits concurrency and performance. Fusion-io has a fundamental architectural advantage over SSD-based approaches.
Media like flash needs new streamlined protocols to leverage its capabilities and maximize its performance potential. It’s not enough to physically locate bundled, case-less SSDs on the system bus via a PCIe printed circuit board (PCB)—this approach is simply a packaging exercise of legacy architectures that does nothing to address the latency between the host processor and the data workload, resulting in sub-optimal application-level performance. Fusion-io offers the raw storage performance of flash while at the same time providing the host direct access to the data.
The Fusion Powered Kaminario K2-H is a platform that will provide its users best-of-breed performance, delivering true enterprise availability with substantial value advantages versus appliances stymied by SSDs.