Decreasing Costs 3x for Cloud Service Providers

In January 2018, Kaminario announced its software defined Kaminario Cloud Fabric offering.  In March 2018, the same offering was recognized as the best Cloud Solution by MSPAlliance. At Kaminario, we believe Cloud Fabric introduces a brand new business model for consuming storage, one that drastically improves the economics of storage for Cloud Service Providers.  To that end, Kaminario is excited to announce the findings of a new study conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), which revealed the potential economic savings associated with Kaminario Cloud Fabric relative to hyperscale infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offerings such as Amazon Web Services. The analysis demonstrates the potential for delivering 64 percent lower data storage costs compared to major public IaaS offerings.

The economic value audit, commissioned by Kaminario, details the total cost of ownership of Kaminario Cloud Fabric for cloud service providers. Kaminario’s software enables service providers to build a cloud storage infrastructure that meets the demands of large application providers including large enterprises, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and consumer internet companies.

While cloud computing is transforming the IT value chain, public IaaS offerings do not deliver the economics at scale that large cloud-scale application providers expect. In addition, security and regulatory concerns make it difficult for IT organizations to move all workloads to hyperscale cloud service providers. Today, various companies are searching for managed private cloud or bespoke cloud offerings tailored for specific application needs – resulting in a growing market for storage infrastructure solutions that support cloud-scale environments.

Some of the key findings of the study include:

  • Cloud Fabric utilization economics improves as the scale of the deployment grows, especially when licenses roam between pools of storage on different hardware platforms.
  • Cloud Fabric virtual pooling enables different levels of service, which can be used to optimize for different levels of performance, availability and cost.
  • Cloud Fabric decreases the cost of buffer capacity by more than 75 percent through a combination of increased software license utilization to 100 percent and lowered cost of hardware.

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