Customer Success: Altarum Institute

Capacity for Growth

The Altarum Institute and its subsidiaries provide a broad array of healthcare research, analysis and consulting services to help clients understand and solve underlying issues in health care delivery and financing systems. Their diverse services are delivered by 460 employees who are supported by a unified IT team of eight.


Now, after several years of data growth, their storage capacity had reached its limits at all four data centers. Upgrading existing systems wasn’t feasible. An entirely new set of systems was needed to address immediate capacity needs and to position for painless growth.



Capacity was crucial and staying on budget was key. They were running out of space. Still, Altarum wanted to keep up with technology advances and took the time to look at several all-flash vendors.


  • Non-disruptive scale-up, scale-out enables unconstrained infrastructure growth

  • Performance increased from 5000 IOPS to 250,000 IOPS

  • Maintenance windows cut from 48 to 6 hours

  • Inclusive compression and deduplication

  • Five-year maintenance provides price stability

The Tomorrow-Ready Datacenter

The rate of change in the storage industry can be intimidating. Drives get denser. Chipsets get more powerful.  Networking gets faster.  Everything gets cheaper.  When selecting a storage platform for mission-critical applications, you need to consider the needs of today.  And the needs of tomorrow.

Kaminario K2 Gen6 is Tomorrow-Ready Today.


FC Gen6 32Gbit-Ready

The sixth generation of K2 all-flash array uses 16 Gbit Fibre Channel Gen6 adapters which are fully upgradable to 32Gbit simply by changing transceivers to power applications of today and tomorrow


Storage Class Memory (SCM) Ready

K2 storage controllers offer front-loading, hot-swappable PCIe and NVMe slots for storage class memory (SCM) devices such as Intel 3D Xpoint ensuring investment protection


HW Accelerated Compression

Utilizing VisionOS SW modules, additional processing units can be leveraged to offload compression operations from the controllers’ CPUs achieving greater capacity efficiencies

From Gartner

The K2 Gen6 received the highest score in 3 out of 5 use cases in Gartner’s 2017 Critical Capabilities Report.