Aside from enabling SPC-1 benchmark record-breaking speed, Kaminario’s big product focus has been on developing data protection features on its K2 solid-state SAN solutions. Last February, we announced DataProtect that provides users with advanced functionality including high-volume snapshots and non-disruptive operations.
News hit last week that Violin Memory is integrating Symantec’s data management tools with Violin’s memory operating system (vMOS). It is good news for data protection to be in the SSD spotlight. Speed may be sexy but confidence that you won’t lose your data is equally if not more important. SSDs have to be at least as reliable as HDDs for many data center managers to even consider adopting them for their most critical business applications.
So it will be interesting to see how Symantec, long a leader in HDD data management, adapts its products for SSDs and the Violin arrays.
Data protection without sacrificing performance is baked into the K2’s DNA. Developing the Scale-out Performance Storage Architecture (SPEAR) in the first place was intended to create a new architecture designed to get the most value from solid-state SAN storage. We continue to feel good about the data protection leadership and innovation that the K2′s DataProtect and SPEAR provide particularly our non-disruptive operations and the speed and consistency of our snaps. Go to DataProtect to learn more. The reality is that all SSD solutions are fast. With prices coming down, enterprise robustness and data protection are key areas where vendors will differentiate their products. That is why topics like continuity and disaster avoidance merit greater attention in conversations about SSDs. In that regard, we’re anxious to put up SPEAR against the competition.
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