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Kaminario

February 02, 2016 08:00 ET

Emergency Communications Network Embraces State-of-the-Art Disk Storage With Kaminario K2 All-Flash Array

ECN Relies on Kaminario to Improve Data Center Performance, Support Its Public Warning Systems During Severe Weather and Natural Disasters

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Feb 2, 2016) - Kaminario today announced that Emergency Communications Network (ECN), North America's largest provider of emergency and mass notification systems, has replaced its conventional disk-based storage systems with Kaminario's K2 all-flash array to improve data center performance and better assist with handling peak workloads in mission-critical environments.

"To handle ECN's robust workloads which often occur during large regional disasters, we needed a solution for our current demands as well as our anticipated rapid business growth," said Joseph Little, IT Director of ECN. "Data is at the heart of our business. Every second counts when providing warning systems to the public, as lives can literally be at stake. Knowing we cannot afford any downtime or bottlenecks in our line of work, we choose K2 to provide us with steadfast assurance especially during these peak loads."

ECN is a SaaS-based provider of high-speed emergency notification systems to clients all over the world, including federal, state and local governments, healthcare facilities, energy and utility companies, financial institutions, and more. Its technology is used daily to effectively alert, inform and save lives. Founded in 1998, ECN relies on advanced infrastructure and capacity spread across three secure data centers to support its growing user base and send alerts to landlines and cell phones through phone calls, text messages, emails and social media. As its footprint has grown, ECN turned to K2 to dually address their growing business requirements while continuing to promise high performing, reliable services.

After surveying the market and performing multiple POCs, ECN ultimately chose K2 for its enterprise-class fault tolerance, unique K-RAID, dual controller architecture and the ability to scale up and scale out as needed. Under mixed workloads, each node in the tested K2 array (also known as K-blocks) delivered 250,000 IOPS, more than 3.2GB of throughput and sub 0.5 millisecond latencies for database applications. 

"No service or technology is more 'mission-critical' than one that is used to effectively communicate potentially life-saving information to residents and staff. We're proud to partner with ECN in their mission to modernize their storage infrastructure," said Dani Golan, CEO of Kaminario. "We've built K2 to be the most scalable and cost-efficient flash storage solution on the market, one that can adapt to the dynamic workloads of modern SaaS-based businesses and to any workload environment. ECN's confidence in Kaminario to perform in situations where every second counts is a clear validation of our product, efforts and efficiency."

About Kaminario
Kaminario makes the all-flash data center a reality. Since 2010, Kaminario has been breaking the rules of legacy storage and pioneering a new class of solutions for the modern data center. Kaminario's K2 all-flash storage array delivers unparalleled scalability, ease-of-use, and cost efficiency, enabling organizations to meet the data center demands of their growing business. K2 combines the economics of commodity hardware with a highly efficient, software-defined architecture, bringing the performance benefits of flash at costs below that of disk or hybrid storage. Kaminario is headquartered in Needham, MA with offices in Israel and the U.K. and an extensive network of resellers and distributors. For more information, visit www.kaminario.com

About ECN
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Florida, Emergency Communications Network (ECN) is North America's largest provider of emergency and mass notification systems. ECN provides two major notification services: CodeRED, for state and local government entities to deliver emergency and general messages to residents in specific geographic areas; and SmartNotice for staff and customer notification as an essential tool for business continuity and disaster recovery. ECN's technology solutions are used each day to effectively alert, inform and save lives. To learn more, visit www.ecnetwork.com.

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