SOURCE: Kaminario


June 26, 2013 11:00 ET

Kaminario Announces Performance Consistency Guarantee on Scale-Out All-Flash Array

Enterprise-Class Resiliency Guarantees Industry's Best Performance Under Failure, Kaminario Extends Warranty on Flash Drives to Seven Years

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2013) - Kaminario, the leading scale-out all-flash array provider, today announced the availability of its Performance Consistency Guarantee, which ensures that during a system failure, the overall performance degradation customers experience will never exceed 25 percent, as compared to industry standards that regularly exceed 80 percent. Kaminario also announced its Flash Endurance Booster, a seven-year flash endurance warranty that extends 2-4 years beyond other solutions in the storage industry. These new programs demonstrate Kaminario's commitment to providing enterprise-class resiliency and underscore the consistency, predictability and availability that Kaminario's scale-out architecture provides.

"When it came to deciding which storage solution would be the best investment for us, we were focused on maximizing -- performance, endurance and overall durability. Kaminario satisfied all of these initial criteria, allowing us to get the most out of our flash and also protect the performance of our mission-critical applications," said John Feldkamp senior vice president of IT services, The Allant Group. "With these new guarantees, Kaminario is putting words into action and proving that this is the storage solution that matches our long-term needs and growth expectations."

Kaminario's scale-out architecture is the most resilient, consistent and efficient architecture on the storage market today. With its unique architecture and ability to deliver consistent, unsurpassed performance in any mixed workloads, Kaminario is changing the way dozens of companies like PetMeds, Test America, MeadWestvaco and Conatus are preparing for their storage future.

Central to the Performance Consistency Guarantee is Kaminario's commitment to performance, even during a system failure. With Kaminario's help, customers are able to keep all of their critical operations and applications up and running with predictable and consistent service level agreements (SLA). Key patent-in-process features that make Kaminario's Performance Consistency Guarantee possible include:

  • No Single Point of Failure: All system components are fully redundant. Kaminario's K2 all-flash storage array recognizes a hardware or software failure and automatically performs a failover to a healthy one.
  • Workload Performance Levels: While Kaminario guarantees no more than 25-percent performance degradation during a system failure, the performance levels of our customers have been minimally impacted, usually less than 10 percent.
  • Data Integrity Through Any Type of Failure: Kaminario automatically detects failures, initiates a self-healing process and manages the dynamic N-cluster re-configuration.

Kaminario's Flash Endurance Booster is made possible because of its unique scale-out architecture, which is based on:

  • System-Wide Write Cache: Kaminario minimizes writes to the flash media using a system-wide write cache, distributing writes across all flash media in the system.
  • Efficient Metadata Management: Kaminario eliminates writes during updates, facilitating snapshots that don't incur additional writes.
  • Sequential Writes: Writes in K2 are always sequential to the flash media with the lowest write amplification in the industry.

"We started with a mission to provide high-performing scale-out all-flash arrays with the kind of resilience provided by legacy arrays and required by customers. And have demonstrated success since 2010," said Dani Golan, founder and CEO of Kaminario. "As such, we wanted to make it very clear to the market that we are standing behind our solution with the industry's best warranties and performance commitments. This is unmatched by any of the all-flash providers on the market today."

Kaminario's Flash Endurance Booster and Performance Consistency Guarantee apply to all purchases beginning in June 2013 that are under a maintenance contract. For additional information, please visit: and

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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