Tag: Kaminario

Do we need specialized design for Flash storage?

The short answer is No… Well, at least not in 99% of the cases. Last week at #TFDX, during VMworld, I met Violin Memory. A company which was a pioneer in Flash storage, but is now struggling because it has lost some of its credibility due to the lack of a decent feature set (I’m referring to data services, integration with hypervisors and OSes and so on). They are catching up on features (with the Concerto 7000 family)… But, by looking at their revenues… they’re still in dire straights. Perhaps, this is more of a marketing problem than a...

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All-Flash is a synonym of tough market

Last week NetApp launched a new line of All-Flash Arrays called AFF. It’s based on a specialized version of ONTAP, which has added peculiar optimizations to read/write data paths. It’s not the notorious FlashRay yet, but it’s not that bad and it has something to say… especially if you are already a NetApp customer. New entrants do it better… There is no doubt we are not talking about the top notch implementation for a Flash Array. Startups like Pure, Solidfire, Kaminario and others designed their product from the ground up just a few years ago. They started from scratch...

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Juku.beats: Shachar Fienblit (CTO at Kaminario) talks about his company and product

This podcast is sponsored by: In this episode I’m with Shachar Fienblit (CTO at Kaminario) and we talk about: – The company – K2 scale-out + scale-up architecture – Kaminario adopting next generation NAND chips (3D NAND, TLC) for its arrays. Full transcript of the episode Enrico:            Hello, everyone. Welcome to a new episode of Juku.beats Today, I’m with Shachar Fienblit, CTO of Kaminario. Hi, Shachar. How are you? Shachar:         I’m very good. Thank you. Enrico:            For who doesn’t know who you are, the first question is about the company and you. If you can introduce yourself and the company,...

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When looking good is no longer enough

Last week I attended Storage Field Day 7. One of the companies I met at the event was Kaminario, producer of an All-Flash Array. This startup has a potentially good product, with its pros and cons, but the question here is: is “good” still enough to have a serious chance of success in this market segment? A few words about Kaminario Kaminario was founded in 2010 in Boston with offices in Israel, New York and Silicon Valley. Its objective is to produce next generation storage systems based on flash-memory. The startup raised a total of $143M in funding (last...

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