SOURCE: Kaminario

Kaminario

January 28, 2016 08:00 ET

Kaminario Closes Out a Year of Unparalleled Growth in 2015

Milestones Include Global Expansion of Its Channel Program, Launch of Its New Storage Array and Key New Hires

NEEDHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Jan 28, 2016) -  Kaminario, a leader in enterprise-class all-flash storage systems, today announced a year of strong global growth, adding 65 new partners to its ACCELERATE channel program and tripling the size of the company in the last five quarters. Kaminario has also successfully launched its most advanced storage array to date, K2 v5.5, signed on a number of major customers and opened its new North American headquarters, establishing the company as one of the top global players in the all-flash array market.

"Kaminario's growth in 2015 demonstrates proof of the all-flash revolution, as companies replace their legacy systems in favor of the highly scalable and flexible flash-based systems," said Dani Golan, founder and CEO of Kaminario. "We have seen marked increase in activity from SaaS-based businesses. Kaminario provides a cost-efficient architecture and ability to deliver consistently high performance under demanding application requirements, making us an ideal fit for this market. We intend to extend our focus to become the primary flash storage provider to SaaS and online businesses."

Additional milestones for Kaminario in 2015 include:

  • Increased the number of employees, tripling the size of the company in the last five quarters. Key additions include new go-to-market leaders Ken Dougherty, VP of Sales for North America; Mick Bradley, VP and GM of EMEA; Rick Ruskin, VP of North American Channels; Tom O'Neil, CTO of EMEA, and Josh Epstein, VP of Global Marketing.
  • Grew its customer roster by 150%. Notable customer wins include Clarizen, a work management and project management software company, Payoneer, a leading global payments company, and Dot Foods, the nation's largest food redistributor.
  • Doubled the square footage of its Israel-based R&D center, opened a new EMEA headquarters in the UK, and opened an 8,000 square-foot headquarters in Needham, Mass.
  • Released the industry's only scale-up and scale-out all-flash solution, K2 v5.5, the most cost-efficient all-flash array on the market with an average price of less than $1/GB.
  • Added 30 new channel partners in the last six months alone under the Kaminario ACCELERATE Partner Program, including CMS Distribution, Four Points Technology, Alliance Technology Group and Tego Data.
  • Recognized as a "Visionary" in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrants for SSD Arrays.

"We tested every SSD array vendor on the market and selected Kaminario," said Frederic Van Haren, senior director of R&D at Nuance Communications, a provider of SaaS-based speech recognition solutions. "Kaminario's K2 provided the best combination of scalability, performance, and cost efficiency. Its architecture gives it the unique capability to deliver consistently high performance in mixed workload environments."

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