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Are you aware that Kaminario is 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)

This is super important because as your needs grow; be it capacity or performance, Kaminario’s K2 can to:

The ability to accommodate various capacity sizes of SSDs and the flexibility of scalability allows a tailored-fit configuration to meet the requirements of the individual customer.


Scaling up means adding more capacity by adding Expansion Shelves without adding K-Blocks.

The expansion increases the capacity density and reduces the cost per GB
The Expansion Shelf is connected redundantly using SAS connectivity
The expansion is done online with no downtime or decrease in performance
The new configuration has the same performance as before
Existing volumes are automatically redistributed between all the SSDs in the array
No need to change any host connections or definitions

Scaling out means to increase the number of K-Blocks, thus adding more capacity and compute power.

The expansion linearly increases the capacity, IOPS and throughput. The latency is kept consistently low and is indifferent to the expansion.
Two InfiniBand switches are required to support the interconnect between all the K-Nodes in the array. Scaling beyond two K-Blocks will not require any additional networking hardware.
The expansion is performed online with no downtime or decrease in performance
Existing volumes are automatically redistributed between all the SSDs in the array and can be accessed from every K-Node in the array.
New hosts can be connected to the new K-Block, and the new and existing hosts can access all new and existing volumes.


There is no particular order in which the K2 scales. The K2 can first scale up, then scale out and vice versa. This flexibility removes any compromises of using a storage array that is not tailored to the customer’s needs and datacenter requirement

Similar to the scale-up of a single K-Block, also in this case:
The expansion increases the capacity density and reduces the $/GB factor
The Expansion Shelves are connected redundantly using SAS connectivity
The expansion is performed online with no downtime or decrease in performance
Existing volumes are automatically redistributed between all the SSDs in the array
No need to change any host connections or definitions



Call Sunstar Company, Inc. for more information (800) 663-5523


Not to forget Kaminario has other capabilities such as:

Deduplication Compression Thin Provisioning Enterprise Resiliency
No Single Point of Failure Healthshield K-RAID Non Disruptive Upgrades
Snapshots Replication Management VMWare Integration
Global Adapative Block Size Meta Data Management Flash Endurance

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Virtual Desktop Infrastructure on K2    Deploying Flash Storage for VDI

Keeping users productive and satisfied is critical to the success of any VDI deployment. Solving this problem can be easily achieved by implementing a solid flash solution – Kaminanrio’s K2.

Kaminario’s K2’s consistent low latency and predictable high IOPS/throughput deliver responsive virtual desktops and ensures both IT and users can get their work done.

K2’s consistent performance under load extends the scope of VDI from undemanding task workers, all the way up to performance-sensitive expert users where it was previously infeasible, keeping all of the VDI users productive and satisfied.

Benchmarks have demonstrated K2’s ability to support rapid deployment of VMware View virtual desktops with 1,000 desktops deployed in just 70 minutes. During even this strenuous test, the K2 array remained highly responsive with IOPS peaking at 70,000 while latency remained below 1.0 ms.

Simultaneous startup and shutdown of large groups of virtual desktops typically create storms that bring legacy storage to its knees, resulting in downtime and unhappy users. Benchmarks, run on a single K-Block K2 array holding 1,500 virtual desktops, measured only 8 minutes required to boot all desktops and only 3 minutes required to power them down, with array latency still remaining well below 1.0 ms.

Kaminario can solve your VDI problems. Do reach out to us and ask to speak with a a Flash expert and let us guide you this this process.

Please call (800) 663-5523 or contact us online.

Sunstar Company, Inc


Kaminarios’s K2 is an 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 up and out is impressive on its own, but what about performance.

  • K2 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.

Then there is capacity.

  • K2 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%.

We all know that today security is all to important.

  • K2 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.

These are the facts:

  • Kaminario K2 All-Flash Array delivers consistently high performance combined with cost effectiveness and capacity efficiency no matter what the platform or workload.
  • 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.

To learn moire about the Kaminario all flash storage solution   – call (800) 663 – 5523 or visit Sunstar Company online