Kaminario K2.N All-Flash Array and Kaminario Flex™

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Kaminario K2.N All-Flash Array and Kaminario Flex™

Kaminario K2.N is a true scale-out storage platform with a backend based on converged Ethernet and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeF), supporting NVMeF, Fibre Channel, or iSCSI front-end connections. Powered by key enhancements to Kaminario VisionOS™, the K2.N supports the same set of enterprise-class data services as the existing sixth Generation of K2 including its industry-leading data reduction capabilities and native data protection features.  The K2.N is comprised of Storage Controller Nodes (c.nodes) and Storage Capacity/Media Nodes (m.nodes) that support different configurations of x86 based servers and JBOFs respectively.

Kaminario Flex™ is K2.N’s Dynamically Composable Orchestration Layer. Since K2.N’s building blocks are all connected via NVMeF, discrete K2 virtual private arrays (VPAs) can be carved out from a mesh of K2.N resources. Flex is then able to dynamically reallocate resources between VPAs with no actual physical movement or re-cabling – everything is done via the network. Multiple VPAs can share resources and Flex can automatically schedule resource placement according to business units needs – end of month, year holidays etc. With a comprehensive set of APIs, Flex integrates with any REST based control platform to achieve seamless automation within the data center.