4th Generation Scale-Out All-Flash

The Kaminario K2 scale-out all-flash array delivers consistent 3D performance while ensuring enterprise-class resiliency.

Kaminario K2 is based on SPEAR (Scale-out Performance and Resilience Architecture), delivering the best read/write bandwidth on the market. SPEAR enables consistent ultra-low latency, tens of GB/second bandwidth, and millions of IOPS at a total cost less than that of legacy storage.

Not only does Kaminario K2 hold the SPC-1 world record for performance, K2 has an unparalleled ability to maintain high IOPS and bandwidth in any mixed workload environment. At the same time, Kaminario K2 is the most resilient all-flash arrays of its class available. We guarantee it.


  • No SPOF
    No Single Point of Failure

    Every component in Kaminario K2 is redundant: even macro components. So, if a whole node fails, the system will stay up and serve data with no more than 25% performance degradation. We guarantee it.

  • Includes NDU
    Non Disruptive Upgrades

    Continuous availability is required for enterprise customers, and even planned outages are no longer acceptable. That’s why Kaminario K2 ensures non-disruptive upgrades (NDUs).

  • Space-Efficient Snapshots
    Space-Efficient Snapshots

    Kaminario snaphots are space-efficient and allow maximum flash endurance and minimum data overhead. Creating a snapshot takes less than tens of milliseconds; restore and recovery are enabled from any snapshot. Production is not impacted when creating or accessing a large number of snapshots.

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  • Low TCO
    Lowest TCO Available

    Because of its fully redundant, scale-out architecture, you can use one Kaminario K2 for any application, avoiding storage silos and providing the lowest TCO of any all-flash array.

Kaminario Flash Array

K2 Flash Array

  • Media
  • SAS All MLC Flash
  • 3D Performance
  • Up to 3 Million Read IOPS
  • 1.2 Million Write IOPS
  • < 120µs Write Latency
  • 280µs Read Latency
  • Up to 56 GB/s R/W Bandwidth
  • Capacity
  • 2TB to 120TB Net Capacity
  • Host Connectivity
  • 4 to 40 Fibre Channel 8 Gb ports
  • 4 to 40 iSCSI 10 GbE ports
  • Host Access
  • Active/Active
  • Any volume through any port
  • Size, Power, & Weight (per block)
  • 4U - 1.2kW
  • 273 lbs (124 kg)
  • 14.2” h x 19.01” w x 36” d
  • Software
  • SPEAR Storage Operating System (OS) 4.0t
  • Hardware
  • 24 TB raw capacity per Block

3D Performance Consistency

Karminario’s K2 solution is 3-5 times faster than our closest competitor. We have been able to achieve performance of greater than 3 million IOPS and 56GB/s throughput on a single MLC-based all flash storage system.

Not only have we achieved leading performance for any enterprise storage system in the world, the performance is consistent and predictable for any mix of applications, workloads or use cases. This is critical for enterprise decision makers in planning and provisioning workloads. It also means that the Kaminario solution addresses all of the environments where storage performance is critical: OLTP, where latency is the big stumbling block; OLAP/DW, which demands high bandwidth; and virtualization, where IOPS is critical.

  • 3D Performance - Best Bandwidth, IOPS and Latency
  • Consistent Across Any Mixed Workloads
  • Unsurpassed for OLAP and OLTP workloads
  • Best in class for virtual environments

Scalability

Kaminario K2 is built to scale both performance and capacity linearly. As performance or capacity requirements change within a given configuration, expansion is a hassle-free procedure. Additional nodes can be added, according to the required capacity and performance, all while keeping latency at a constant sub .3 ms level. K2 scales automatically to incorporate the new nodes and automatically redistributes a portion of the current data onto the new node, creating a well-balanced system. The scalable nature of K2 enables IT managers to consolidate applications such as databases onto a single K2 that normally would have been distributed across multiple servers.

Resiliency

For most enterprise environments, resilience is more important than performance. No matter how fast your storage performs, if you don’t have access to it, the downtime is destructive to your business. At Kaminario, high availability, non-disruptive operations and data protection are the backbone of our SPEAR architecture.

K2 hardware components are all redundant and ensure no single point of failure. Its built-in fast and reliable failover and recovery capabilities protect applications and databases from experiencing a significant interruption in data access and there is less than 25% performance degradation in the event of any system failure. Guaranteed.

K2 is optimized for flash resiliency and endurance, and back it up with a 7 year warranty for our flash drives. Also when K2 software requires an upgrade, it is done in a nondisruptive manner. There will be no interruption in system availability.

All hardware components in K2 are hot-swappable. If there is any failure, K2’s self-healing will automatically notify the systems administrator, In the meantime, K2 automatically accesses data from the internal backup flash without impacting application or database performance.

  • No Single Point of Failure
  • Non-Disruptive Upgrades
  • Hot-Swappable Components
  • Automatic Self-Healing
  • Space-Efficient Snapshots

Manageability

Kaminario’s K2 leverages its SPEAR architecture to provide administrators with a simple yet powerful, easy-to-use All-Flash Array, with best-in-breed, Enterprise-Class, management features.

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With many other all-flash arrays, the cost of increased performance (vs. HDD-based storage) is a loss of important features – like redirect-on-write snapshots – or added complexity – like limited capacity and/or lack of automatic data distribution in case of expansion, need for performance tuning or manual optimization, etc.

With Kaminario, however, you need not make any of those compromises. You get:

  • Easy capacity management with automatic data distribution
  • No need for performance tuning or manual optimization
  • Easy day-to-day operations, and with nondisruptive code upgrades and service
  • Easy snapshots, with tight integration with Oracle and SQL
  • Single GUI management for all array sizes
Features Flash Arrays Kaminario K2
Performance / Capacity Scaling Scale-up or limited Scale-Out True Scale-Out
Performance
  • Inconsistent under load
  • Inconsistent as array fills up
  • Bandwidth and IOPS do not scale linearly with array capacity
  • Consistent Performance, with high IOPS and Bandwidth but low latency
  • Linear performance growth
Workload Profiles Limited range / purpose built for a specific workload
  • Optimized to handle any type of workload - OLTP, OLAP, Virtualization
  • Will support all workloads in the same system with maximum performance
Endurance Typically 3 to 5 years of Flash Endurance warranty 7 years of Flash endurance warranty
Resiliency
  • Can only survive the loss of one component
  • Many lack rich snapshots and flexible recovery options
  • Will continue serving data, with unnoticeable performance loss, even if one whole node fails
  • High performance, space efficient, snapshots
  • Ability to restore to any snapshot without losing subsequent snapshots
Administration
  • Complex management that is rarely centralized (more storage means one more console)
  • Many lack RESTful APIs for extensibility and interoperability
  • Real Scale-Out means that more storage does not require more consoles
  • Rich CLI and GUI management options
  • RESTful APIs

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