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5th Generation Scale-Up and Scale-Out All-Flash Array

  • Kaminario K2 All-Flash Array delivers consistently high performance combined with cost effectiveness and capacity efficiency no matter what the platform or workload.
  • Learn how K2 can help make all of your IT deployments perform better and at a significantly lower effective cost than other storage architectures.
  • With K2 all of your data center systems can consistently perform better, cost less, and scale easily and reliably.
  • Call (800) 663-5523 for additional information and quote!
  • Oracle


    Do you invest a lot for your Oracle databases, yet don’t get the performance you need? Find out how a K2 array can help you deliver consistent Oracle performance while significantly reducing storage costs.

    SQL Server

    SQL Server

    Are your SQL Server databases not performing as expected? Are you running into conflicts between production OLTP applications and OLAP business analytics? Find out how an affordable K2 array can keep SQL Server performing even with demanding mixed workloads.

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

    Virtualizing an organization’s desktop PCs can be complex and prone to performance problems, leading to dissatisfied and unproductive users. Find out how deploying VDI on a K2 All-Flash Array can ensure that users get the responsive desktops they need.

    Server Consolidation

    Server Consolidation

    Server consolidation can become a performance nightmare for both storage and application administrators. Find out how K2’s advanced technologies and capabilities can keep your virtual servers running at their peak.

    Big Data

    Big Data

    Big Data places significant demands on storage infrastructure, far beyond those seen from production databases or virtual servers and desktops. K2 can scale up and out meet those demands with ease, letting you use a single array infrastructure for both big data analytics and production systems.


  • 5th Generation Scale-Up and Scale-Out All-Flash Array

    The Most Cost Effective All-Flash Enterprise Storage. The Only All-Flash Array that…

    • Scales Right: Does BOTH Scale-Up and Scale-Out
    • Globally adapts to applications block-size
    • Supports global inline selective deduplication
    • Allows to mix & match Controllers and SSDs
    • Has highest capacity utilization (87.5% with K-RAID™) and highest density (up to 64 TB/U)

    Kaminario’s K2 all-flash SAN storage is the industry’s most cost-effective all-flash primary storage array on the market, optimized for the highest cost-effectiveness while also providing consistent performance and scalability across any workload in any environment. The K2 has true Scale-Out architecture with data and metadata distributed across all the nodes and all the SSDs in the system. With built in self-healing high availability and automated data protection K2 consistently delivers low latency, high throughput, and excellent IOPS performance needed by IT.

    Kaminario Flash Array

    K2 Features

    Scalability Cost Effectiveness Performance

    • Flexible Scale-Right
    • Management-free Scaling
    • Fully Active/Active controllers
    • Scale-Up Storage
    • Scale-Out Storage
    Cost Effectiveness

    • Lowest Overall Storage Costs
    • Redundancy Elimination
    • Lower Data Center Resources
    • Management Simplicity
    • Enterprise Resiliency

    • Consistent Low Latency
    • High Throughput and IOPS
    • Performance Enables Savings via Consolidation
    • Business-Enabling Responsiveness
    • Comprehensive Performance Monitoring
    Capacity Efficiency Ease of Management Availability and Resiliency
    Capacity Efficiency

    • Global Inline Selective Deduplication
    • Real-Time Inline Compression
    • Writable Snapshots
    • Thin Provisioning
    • High-Efficiency K-RAID™
    Ease of Management

    • Simple Deployment and Management
    • Intuitive and easy-to-manage K2 Management GUI
    • Non-Disruptive Everything
    • VMware and Database Integration
    Availability and Resiliency

    • K-RAID™ Data Protection
    • No Single Point of Failure (SPoF)
    • HealthShield™ Active Monitoring
    • Power Loss Recovery
    • Replication Between Sites
    Security Reduce CAPEX and OPEX by more than 50%

    • Do More with Less
    • Start Small from 7TB to 90TB in just 4U
    • Grow while only paying for Capacity and Performance when needed
    • Utilize K2’s unique Scale-Up and Scale-Out Capabilities
    • K2 provides a Lower Cost Solution than HDD Storage
    Enable Businesses

    • Unleash the Power to Support Simultaneous Workloads
    • Supports OLTP, OLAP, and VDI
    • Highly Efficient Data Reduction
    • Adaptive Block Size
    • Optimized Consistent High Performance
    • Scalability and High Availability

    • Always-on, data-at-rest encryption
    • 256-bit AES keys technology
    • Absolute security and theft prevention
    • Cryptographic SSD erase feature

  • Key features of K2’s Scalable Performance and Resilience Architecture (SPEAR™) include:


    ScalabilityK2 is the only All-Flash Array that can “scale-right” – scale-up with expansion shelves to increase capacity or scale-out with added K-Blocks to increase performance, or both. Scaling the K2 is done non-disruptively, with no downtime or manual tuning required.

    Cost Effectiveness

    Cost EffectivenessThe design of Kaminario’s new generation K2 is years ahead of other storage vendors. It is the industry’s most cost-effective All-Flash Array on the market, optimized for the lowest cost per effective GB while also providing consistent performance and scalability across any workload in any environment.


    PerformanceK2 delivers consistent performance even in the face of challenging concurrent I/O demands from databases and virtualized servers or desktops. K2’s consistent performance capabilities under even extreme mixed workloads and SPEAR’s advanced technologies enable K2 to perform exceptionally well as the primary storage tier for a wide range of applications, servers, databases, and user workloads.

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    Capacity Efficiency

    Capacity EfficiencyK2 has a complete set of native capacity saving features that can save up to 95% of the physical storage used. Data reduction via selective deduplication and global compression, plus thin-provisioning, can dramatically cut the space needed for virtual servers, databases, and virtual desktops. Native writeable snapshots enable backing up and replicating databases, cloning data sets, and archiving virtual machines with no impact on performance and capacity savings of 90%.

    Ease of Management

    Ease of ManagementK2’s ease of management ensures that both initial deployment and day-to-day operations are simple and straightforward. K2 leverages its advanced SPEAR software-defined architecture along with a comprehensive web-based management GUI to provide administrators with easy-to-use, yet powerful, all-flash array equipped with a complete set of enterprise-grade management features.

    Availability and Resiliency

    Availability and ResiliencyThe Kaminario K2 is architected to meet the requirements of the most demanding enterprise applications. Its availability and resilience is built on a hardware foundation of enterprise-grade components with no single point of failure and continues with SPEAR’s intelligent software, K-RAID dual parity data protection, HealthShield’s proactive cloud-based monitoring, nondisruptive upgrades and the critical enterprise storage features needed for data protection and availability.


    SecurityK2 features always-on, data-at-rest encryption capabilities engineered with 256-bit AES keys technology. Designed to deliver absolute security and prevent theft, K2’s encryption enables compliance with industry and government regulations without compromising storage efficiency. K2 protects data by requiring administrative authorization for access and ensures no data is available on drives after deletion through a cryptographic SSD erase feature.

  • The Kaminario K2 All-Flash array has a variety of configurations to suit different customer requirements.


    Features 1 K-Block 2 K-Blocks 4 K-Blocks
    Footprint K-BlocksFootprint +Exp. 4U6U 10U14U 18U26U
    Usable Capacity * 7TB to 180+TB 14TB to 360+TB 28TB to 720+TB
    Density TB/U * Up to 30TB

    Enterprise Class MLC400GB SSD

    800GB SSD

    IOPS Up to 250K Up to 500K Up to 1M
    Bandwidth Up to 3.2GB Up to 6.4GB Up to 12.8GB
    Latency 0.35mSec
    Power (Max)Power (Typical) 1.1KW-1.4KW0.8KW-1KW 2.5KW-3.1KW1.7KW-2.2KW 4.8KW-6.1KW3.3KW-4.3KW
    Cooling MaxCooling Typical 3.9K-5K BTU/hr2.7K-3.5K BTU/hr 8.6K-10.8K BTU/hr6K-7.6K BTU/hr 16.4K-20.8K BTU/hr11.4K-14.6K BTU/hr
    Snapshots Up to 8000 Snapshots
    Management CLI (SSH), HTTP/HTTPS GUI, Scripting (SSH), RESTful API, VAAI, SNMP, OpenStack, VSS, VMware vCenter Plug-in
    Data reduction Global Selective Inline Deduplication, Inline Compression, Thin provisioning
    Connectivity FC/iSCSI FC: 4x 8GbpsiSCSI: 4x 10GbE FC: 8x 8GbpsiSCSI: 8x 10GbE FC: 16x 8GbpsiSCSI: 16x 10GbE
    Management ports 2x 1GbE


    * Capacity is subject to drive size and the application data reduction ratio. For some datasets such as VDI the range will be higher.


    Features     Kaminario K2
    Storage Efficiency & Density
    • High density at 30TB/U
    • Low metadata footprint
      • Metadata is also kept in the storage array SSDs
    • Global inline Compression
    • Global Inline Selective deduplication
      • Always inline
      • Scale out architecture with deduplication across all nodes
      • Turn deduplication on for VDI and virtual environments and turn it off for OLTP, OLAP where deduplication has little or no effect.
    Performance / Workload Profiles
    • Optimized for mix workloads with global adaptive block size
      • Automatically adapts to support OLTP, OLAP, Virtualized and VDI environments
    • Linear performance growth with scale-out
    • Consistent Performance and functionality under any load, with high IOPS and Bandwidth and with low latency
    Performance / Capacity Scaling
    • Supports both Scale-Up AND Scale-Out
    • Linear growth in both capacity and performance
      • Growing by 250K IOPS per k-Block
      • Keeping a consistent low latency
    • Capacity
      • 180+TB per single K-Block in 6U
      • 720+TB per 4 x K-Block
    • Scale-out to achieve required performance
    • K2 is functioning as fully Active/Active AFA, it drives the performance up and enable full utilization of available processing power.
    Cost Average of $2/GB with guaranteed usable capacity
    Endurance 7 years of Flash endurance warranty
    Resiliency and Protection
    • Highly robust K-RAID™ scheme – 87.5% utilization rate
    • Supports a total of three SSD failures per shelf, and sustains a second failure during the first SSD auto-recovery process
    • Not compromising performance during normal operation and under recovery.
    Array Management
    • Real Scale-Out Array with single management scheme
    • Management capabilities:
      • GUI
      • CLI
      • vCenter plugin
      • RESTful API
      • VSS
      • OpenStack