Kaminario Sits Atop Storage Performance Mountain with Record-Setting SPC-1 Result
SOLID STATE SAN STORAGE PERFORMANCE GETTING MORE AFFORDABLE
By Gareth Taube, Vice President Marketing, Kaminario
Kaminario today announced independent audit results of the K2’s price performance conducted by the Storage Performance Council. In summary, we blew the doors off the SPC-1 Results, breaking the SPC-1 performance record as the first certified results exceeding one million IOPS, while also cutting the cost-per SPC-1 IOP by more than half. These results are the best in the history of the SPC-1. In addition, the K2 sustained its IOPS levels in a 24-hour SPC-1 test run.
Kaminario K2: http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#a00118
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller 6.2 with IBM Storwize® V7000 Disk Storage: http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#a00113
HP P10000 3PAR V800 Storage System: http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#a00109
Texas Memory Systems RamSan-630: http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1#a00105
Validation for SPEAR —As I see it, this is a big validation for our Scale-out Performance Storage Architecture (SPEAR). SPEAR distinguishes us from others in the industry with its unique ability to orchestrate mixed workloads over a distributed cluster of solid-state storage — all within an environment that supports advanced data protection features. Plus, as a software innovation, SPEAR offers substantial flexibility to adapt to evolving needs. All this leads to better application performance typically between 200 and 2,000 percent.
A testament to the robustness of the SPEAR design is that it sustained the 1.2M SPC-1 IOPS performance over 24 hours, maintaining performance well beyond the 8-hour period achieved by previous SPC competitive tests. This proves that the SPEAR design is a stable and consistent architecture, something that many of our customers who run continuous analytical processing applications can appreciate.
What It Means —High-end solid-state SAN storage performance is getting increasingly affordable. Clearly, solid-state price/performance ratios are getting better and better over similar HDD ratios. Kaminario’s SPC-1 results are not necessarily a total tipping point for SSD, but when you more than double the performance record and cut the cost-per-IOP record by more than half to $0.40 per SPC-1 IOP, it is a significant milestone.
Read the full SPC-1 report at: http://www.storageperformance.org/results/benchmark_results_spc1/#a00118
Kaminario’s continued focus on improving performance at lower cost within a full data protection environment is aimed at mainstream database and OLTP applications in the enterprise data center. Growing application sizes and complexity means that high-performance storage requirements are no longer for niche applications only.
Last January, we proclaimed 2012 the Year of the SSD. Given our outstanding, unsurpassed SPC-1 Result, I can’t help but think that the remainder of this year and all of next year will be even bigger for solid-state storage.