SOURCE: Kaminario



July 11, 2013 11:00 ET

Conatus Capital Management Increases Storage Performance by 600 Percent Using Kaminario K2 in Its Virtualized Environment

Kaminario K2 All-Flash Storage Substantially Increases Performance on Reporting, Application Response Times Without Compromising Data Protection

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2013) - Kaminario, the leading scale-out all-flash array provider, today announced that Conatus Capital Management LP ("Conatus"), a Connecticut-based investment advisory firm, has selected Kaminario K2 all-flash storage to increase the performance of its financial analysis and reporting system while maintaining high availability and data protection. In less than a day after installing K2, Conatus saw a huge reduction in reporting and charting response time -- from more than one minute to just seconds. Conatus also boosted system and application startup time by six times and reduced its daily data loading process by six times, from six hours to less than one and a half hours.

Conatus' internal traders query historical data and charting reports, as well as perform real-time searches and queries, from a virtualized VMware-based financial data warehouse and data reporting system. Conatus wanted to provide its traders with a faster, more responsive financial analysis and reporting system so they can make timelier trading decisions. However, it was important that its storage infrastructure deliver faster response times without compromising data protection or flexibility. Improving system and application startup time was also critical to Conatus, particularly in a virtualized environment. In addition, the firm wanted to reduce the processing time for its massively growing global trading data to within the daily window of time between the closing of the U.S. markets and the opening of the Asian markets.

Conatus selected Kaminario K2 all-flash storage because of its consistently high performance and built-in high availability and data protection capabilities.

"K2 will allow us to migrate portions of our VMware infrastructure to a much faster storage platform without compromising high availability and data protection," explained Hans Bleuel, chief technology officer, Conatus. "With K2, we will be able to conduct deeper market analysis in a shorter timeframe while also improving the workflow for our end users. And in terms of performance per dollar, we have doubled our ROI in Kaminario K2."

Conatus also reported that the firm has lowered its total cost of ownership (TCO) because of the much smaller footprint and power consumption of K2, which utilizes only one-third of the physical space of the previous Conatus storage system, yet provides the same amount of storage capacity. And more importantly, Bleuel stressed, "Our staff will be able to spend more time analyzing results and less time waiting for the system to create its respective reports."

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About Conatus Capital Management LP

Conatus Capital Management LP is an investment advisory firm founded in 2007 and based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Conatus invests in publicly traded equities in all sectors of the economy, in the United States and internationally. Stock selection is based on bottom-up, in-depth fundamental analysis.

About Kaminario:
Kaminario is leading the revolution in flash storage by creating a fundamentally new and better way to store and retrieve performance-sensitive data. Kaminario K2 is the first enterprise-grade general purpose all-flash storage with a true scale-out architecture built from the ground up to take advantage of the most modern flash SSD capabilities. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and backed by Sequoia Capital, Globespan Capital Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, Mitsui and Tenaya Capital.

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