Chin-Fah Heoh, author of the Storage Gaga blog (he is gaga about storage, not related to Lady Gaga), asked questions about Kaminario in a post last week. I’d like to thank him for writing. At Kaminario, we’re gaga about storage too, and we appreciate the opportunity to share a bit more about ourselves.
Some history Around the time that Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, Kaminario co-founders Dani Golan and Ofir Dubovi saw the explosion of Flash use in consumer devices. They envisioned that someday this technology would be used in corporate data centers. The challenge, as they saw it, was that the then current storage architecture was designed for spinning disks not solid-state media.
This realization led them to form Kaminario and create an infrastructure optimized for SSDs. Kaminario’s name is derived from the Japanese word Kaminari, which means thunder.