March 01, 2015 10:07 AM ET

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Company Overview of Kaminario Inc.

Company Overview

Kaminario Inc. provides solid-state storage solutions for database, data mining and warehousing, business intelligence, operational business intelligence, customer relationship management, and Web applications. The company offers K2 all solid-state flash SAN storage systems that eliminate I/O bottlenecks, dramatically reduce latency, and increase throughput to accelerate critical business applications; Kaminario K2 Scale-out Performance Storage Architecture, which enables its Kaminario K2 all solid-state SAN storage solutions to support IOPS, throughput, and ultra-low latency; and Kaminario DataProtect, a data protection solution for SSD storage. Its K2 all solid-state SAN storage solutions ...

275 Grove Street

Suite 2-400

Newton, MA 02466

United States

Founded in 2008



Key Executives for Kaminario Inc.

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President
Chief Product Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kaminario Inc. Key Developments

Kaminario Unveils All-Flash Primary Storage for Mid-Range Enterprises

Kaminario announced the release of its fifth-generation K2 (K2 v5) all-flash primary storage array. K2 v5 is an all software-inclusive storage solution, with average pricing $2/GB usable and guaranteed effective capacity. In addition to consistent and predictable performance across single or multiple workload environments, K2 v5 delivers on all three critical needs of enterprise storage; resiliency (guarantees 24/7/365 demand), macro efficiency (reduces CAPEX and OPEX by more than 50%) and business agility (drives 10 times more productivity). In order to keep up with modern data center trends and evolving business needs, organizations must harness the power of solid-state (SSD) technology to increase the flexibility, performance and consistency in their storage solutions. With K2 v5, Kaminario provides enterprises with the most affordable, all software-inclusive solution on the market that encompasses these features. The fifth-generation K2 is the only true, all-flash storage solution that can be implemented in data centers as primary storage at a lower cost than HDD based or hybrid storage arrays. With the most efficient architecture in the industry, high capacity utilization and lowest metadata footprint, K2 noted its differentiators translate into tangible customer benefits, including: Flexible, Consistent and Predictable Scale of Performance and Capacity: The only all-flash array that supports both scale-up and scale-out architectures, allowing organizations to start small (and only pay for what they need), and grow capacity and performance based on their needs. Patent pending global variable block size algorithms automatically adapt to single or mixed workloads, thus simplifying the customers' combined OLTP, OLAP, big data and virtual infrastructure and saving on server hardware and software licensing costs. Most Flexible and Scalable Data Reduction: Also the only all-flash array to support selectable global inline deduplication, an advantage for virtual environments and ability to turn it off which is a significant advantage for database environments. Global inline deduplication, inline compression, thin provisioning and 87.5% utilization K-RAID lead to the high capacity utilization within an organization. Comprehensive Enterprise Resiliency: Native application-aware, high performance, space efficient and scalable snapshots, native asynchronous snapshots-based replication, non-disruptive hardware and software upgrades, built-in redundancy and dual parity K-RAID provide the high levels of availability. Proactive and Comprehensive HealthShield: Cloud-based call-home, analytics and events-based alerts are preventive, predictive, insightful and actionable, allowing organizations to avoid unexpected downtime, increase overall productivity and reduce costs. Automated capacity management improves uptime, while comprehensive dashboards and alerts enable capacity forecasting and performance planning. Manageability/Tight Ecosystem Integration: Unlike legacy storage arrays, K2 v5 is extremely simple to use and does not require a dedicated storage administrator or special training and certifications. Fully automated operations with no setup or tuning required -- including a rich and friendly GUI, a full set of RESTful APIs, and support for Microsoft VSS, Oracle RMAN, vCenter plug-in and VAAI -- greatly simplify the day-to-day operations and reduce OPEX. The K2 v5 is available now with the exception of the replication capabilities (which will be made available in H2 2014). K2 comes with all inclusive-software pricing (no extra licensing or charges for software features), and the hard guarantee that Kaminario will provide free hardware if guaranteed effective capacity needs are not met. Finally, forklift upgrades are eliminated with the ability to mix and match controllers and SSDs.

Kaminario and Business Solutions Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Kaminario announced a strategic partnership with Business Solutions Group LLC to offer Kaminario's K2 as its exclusive all-flash array provider. By partnering with Kaminario, Business Solutions Group will provide its customers with performance across both IOPs and throughput for business critical data, while also ensuring enterprise-class storage reliability and availability. Kaminario's K2 will be the exclusive all-flash array offered within Business Solution Group's customer co-location environments and will result in more space, reduced electricity consumption and less overhead for customers. The Kaminario K2 is also available for purchase through Business Solutions Group.

Kaminario Partners with TriAxis Storage Solutions

Kaminario announced a partnership with TriAxis Storage Solutions to offer Kaminario as its exclusive all-flash array provider. TriAxis is a leading storage solution reseller, with customers ranging from manufacturing and healthcare to higher education and banking industries. By partnering with Kaminario, TriAxis will be able to provide its customers with the Kaminario K2 scale-out all-flash array to solve performance issues inherent in legacy storage solutions while also providing enterprise-class resiliency and high availability required for business-critical applications. Committed to providing storage technologies that fit any customer's needs and budget, TriAxis uses the latest technologies to ensure customer expectations are not only met, but also surpassed. They represent storage products from leading manufacturers all over the world, identifying the most appropriate solutions for their customers' current and future requirements. In selecting Kaminario as its only all-flash array provider, the company also chose to displace Pure Storage.

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