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The Kaminario K2: Transforming the Costs and Capabilities of Storage Performance

In this product profile, we’ll take a look at what we think is required to deliver a true enterprise-class storage foundation for improving application performance, and one vendor's distinctly different approach to delivering a high performance storage solution. That solution - the Kaminario K2 – delivers a compelling approach for those enterprises in need of faster storage for greater application performance.

Publish date: 02/28/11

The Cost of Performance

What’s an IO worth to you? Is it worth more than a gigabyte? Less? That’s a hard question for many IT and business professionals to begin to consider; yet we often see it bandied about. It certainly has merit, it just isn’t easily understood. In this industry article, Taneja Group takes a look at how big the cost of performance is, and with that understanding in mind, we’ll look at two examples of new solutions and what they suggest is a changing way to get cost-effective performance inside the data center walls.

Publish date: 04/22/11

Solving the Application Performance Conundrum

As business drives the economy, so application performance drives business. Over the past few years, advancing compute power has opened up new opportunities for the digitization of business, and these new opportunities rapidly become more important than any other IT system. Today, they are redefining “Tier 1” applications in the data center. Tier 1 applications used to be a handful of critical but supporting applications – messaging, business financial, and ERP type applications. These applications are still Tier 1, but specialized applications have now become central to fundamental business execution.

Moreover, for these applications, requirements are far different, and often much more important than any traditional application. Performance makes or breaks the application, and quite possibly the business. Consider these uncomfortable scenarios: 1) A product development team hampered by slow engineering databases misses time-to-market deadlines. Outcome: Lost revenue. 2) A firm that runs statistical analysis for public healthcare organizations misses an urgent report date because of an application slowdown. Outcome: Lost reputation (and maybe lost lives). 3) A school system deploys virtual desktops but the VDIs take minutes to load. Outcome: Poor productivity and vanished educational hours. 4) A busy X-ray department stretches appointment times and misses medical deadlines as images take longer and longer to process. Outcome: Downstream malpractice suits. 

The unfortunate reality is that major bottlenecks to application performance reside in every infrastructure, and a rapidly evolving landscape of information-centric applications is turning these up every day. The shortcomings are such that businesses find themselves engaged in vicious cycles of reactive firefighting as they undertake a balancing act between limited infrastructure subsystems that are all but impossible to tune to the demands of these emerging applications.

What organizations need in this era of the new tier 1 application is a new architectural approach that can allow these applications to perform at the level the business requires. The weakest link in the architecture has long been deficiencies in how the digitized data is stored and accessed, and the deficiency is only becoming more glaring as the business’s ability to process data continues to advance at an impressive pace. In this Product in Depth, we’ll take a detailed look at application performance today, the weakest link in application performance, and a solid state solution by WHIPTAIL built on highly differentiated technology that is designed to cut straight to the heart of the biggest problem behind application performance.

Publish date: 08/14/12

Skyera releases all-flash array for $3 per gigabyte

Startup Skyera Inc. entered the all-flash enterprise storage market today with a series of iSCSI arrays that use consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) NAND to bring the price to less than $3 per gigabyte. And that price is before deduplication and compression.

  • Premiered: 08/14/12
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchSolidStateStorage
Topic(s): TBA Skyera TBA SSD TBA solid state TBA Jeff Boles TBA iSCSI TBA MLC TBA Deduplication TBA Compression

New storage technologies will focus on performance in 2013

Storage professionals building out their infrastructures have more new storage technologies to choose from than ever before, but the choices are becoming more complex.

  • Premiered: 02/28/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage.com
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Performance TBA Jeff Boles TBA SSD TBA solid state TBA server-side caching TBA Array TBA Tier TBA cache

MRAM technology likely choice as post-flash solid-state storage

NAND flash-based storage could be replaced by newer forms of non-volatile memory like MRAM technology. Find out why MRAM's density, cost and form factor could make flash obsolete.

  • Premiered: 05/09/13
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA MRAM TBA solid state TBA flash storage TBA SSD TBA NVRAM TBA SRAM TBA NAND TBA RAM TBA DRAM TBA ST-MRAM TBA FRAM TBA PRAM TBA Big Data TBA Virtualization TBA scale-out

Taneja Group Dubs Kaminario a 'Force to Be Reckoned With' After Testing Newest Generation K2 All-Fla

Kaminario, the leading scale-out flash array provider, today announced the results of the Taneja Group's independent report, "Kaminario K2: The Truly Enterprise-Ready SSD Storage Array."

  • Premiered: 05/15/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: WSJ
Topic(s): TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA scalability TBA solid state TBA scale-out

Flash storage market remains a tsunami

The flash storage market is poised for rapid growth into enterprise data centers as costs drop and solid-state drive density and capacity expands.

  • Premiered: 10/02/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Solid State Storage
Topic(s): TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA Storage TBA Mike Matchett TBA Enterprise TBA Data Center TBA enterprise data TBA solid state TBA Capacity TBA Storage Acceleration TBA Storage Acceleration and Performance TBA Performance TBA Storage Performance TBA all-flash TBA Hybrid TBA flash hybrid TBA hybrid storage TBA IOPS TBA HDD TBA QoS TBA OPEX TBA CAPEX

Accelerate predictive analytics software with flash technology

For organizations that must analyze large amounts of data quickly and efficiently, nothing beats solid-state storage. Predictive analytics applications perform better with flash.

  • Premiered: 09/19/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA SSD TBA Flash TBA solid state TBA predictive analytics TBA Artificial Intelligence TBA AI TBA Machine Learning TBA data mining TBA IBM TBA Mike Matchett TBA deep learning TBA web-scale TBA Big Data TBA NVMe TBA big data cluster TBA MRAM TBA HDD