Mission: Kaminario is committed to driving innovation and redefining the future of modern data centers. We enable our customers to scale their business easily and cost effectively.
Kaminario is selling its composable flash array storage software to cloud service providers.
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The leading all-flash storage company, Kaminario is committed to driving innovation and redefining the future of modern data centers. Our product is unique and so is our culture. Every employee has a voice, is passionate about technology and plays a role in the company’s success. As a team, we are collaborative, fun loving disruptors. Our offices are cool. Benefits, competitive. Creativity, collaboration and comradery empowers us.
Want to be part of a high energy team that’s changing the storage landscape? Check out open positions at www.kaminario.com.
The leading all-flash storage company, Kaminario is committed to driving innovation and redefining the future of modern data centers. Our product is unique and so is our culture. Every employee has a voice, is passionate about technology and plays a role in our success. As a team, we are collaborative, fun loving disruptors. Our offices are cool. Benefits, competitive. Creativity, collaboration and comradery empowers us.
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Much like a large highway supporting traffic from vehicles of kinds and sizes, your storage array has to manage traffic from applications that come in many differing block sizes. Don’t let your storage be the point of congestion because of its rigid block size limitation. Robust mixed workload processing matters! Read on to learn why.
At Kaminario we are heartened that Enterprise is deploying our technology, now on its 6th generation of hardware and Operating Environment. We’ve always known that solid-state is a perfect way to massively boost application responsiveness and remove storage layer Input/Output (I/O) bottlenecks which have been the bane of applications for decades. But we also know that to truly gain all the benefits of flash enterprises need to consolidate workloads and move away from the myriad point solutions that complicate today’s data centers excessively. To do this, merely adding more flash isn’t the answer, the solution requires more intelligence than simply more or faster, the solution requires an architecture that can automatically support *all* kinds of workload profiles without the need to tune, divide, partition, break out, or otherwise quarantine workloads that in the past could cause ‘noisy neighbors’ and could tip storage arrays over—even all flash storage that isn’t built to inherently and automatically support variable workloads.
Blocking and Tackling “Variable Block Sizes”
Briefly, in storage there are a few different kinds of speeds to consider: random vs. sequential and read vs. write. Add to this the fact that all applications use different I/O request profiles, and will make read and write requests in different Block Sizes which can vary anywhere from 512 bytes up to 128 KB or even larger depending on the application. These variables of Random/Sequential, Read/Write, and Block size have a dramatic effect on all-flash storage platforms and can cause array performance to vary wildly from being really great one minute to nearly unusable the next as applications time out waiting for IO. This is the current day problem with consolidating Tier 1 and Tier 2 workloads all onto a single all-flash platform.
For example, let’s look at the most common applications today: retail databases, online analytical processing (OLAP) and virtualized servers.
Kaminario clearly understands the challenges each of these applications brings to enterprise primary storage, and has built an all-flash platform that can handle all of these radically mixed workloads in a simple, automated fashion. The K2 all-flash array, with its automatic variable adaptive block architecture can handle any kind of workload natively, whether it be small, random 4K online transaction processing or large 128K analytical processing or any kind of mix in between, along with virtual server support for hundreds of different applications at the same time. No manual tuning of any kind is needed to do this, the K2 does it all automatically. No complex setup, configuration, or maintenance is required.
On top of the simplicity and the ‘fire and forget’ nature of the array, the K2 consistently ranks highest for performance among analysts, recently being ranked #1 for performance by Gartner in 2016 for All Flash Arrays.
See It to Believe It
The below chart shows a real mixed workload sample of how the K2 does this. Here you can see the K2 supporting a mix of 4K, 8K, 64K and 128K block sizes in a 75/25 mix of read/write. The K2 is easily pushing almost 5 GB/s of mixed throughput, at around 100,000 IOPS, with a response time of 1 millisecond.
K2 GUI showing performance characteristics of a real mixed workload example
Put us to the challenge and let us run a 10-minute demo showing you performance on a mixed workload environment.
I have been working at Kaminario full-time (Less than a year)
I am so so lucky to work for Kaminario and genuinely excited to come to work every day! Amazing place, fast paced environment, friendly atmosphere. I’ve never seen so much energy, passion and dedication in people. Fantastic team of Leadership and C-level executives are friendly, super hard-working and know everyone by names. They actually talk, coach, support, motivate and joke with employees unlike in other corporate companies. People at Kaminario love their job, perform it at a high level and they are committed to the company’s success. This is the company you want to work for! Besides, there is great work-life balance, flex time, company perks like fresh fruits, well-stocked snack bar, weekly Happy Hours and many-many more. Kaminario provides you with everything you need to be successful.
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I applied online. I interviewed at Kaminario (Needham, MA) in May 2017.
Had the best experience ever to be interviewed at Kaminario from the very first phone call! The company that doesn't email you first but call (!) and you gotta not ignore this phone call to get the job of your dreams! The company recruiter/HR Specialist were the best - guiding through the whole process giving great tips and advises. It would be incredibly hard to get interviewed at other companies after such a great experience.