Startup Kaminario Offers New DRAM Appliance Options
An entry-level K2 system can be configured with 500GB of storage to deliver 150,000 IOPS with 1.6GB/s throughput for $50,000.Storage startup Kaminario, which makes high-performance DRAM-based appliances for high-velocity business applications, March 28 revealed that it is lowering the price and increasing the capacity for its K2 DRAM storage appliance. Kaminario uses its home-developed, modular Scale-out Performance Architecture (SPEAR) inside its high-availability appliances. This enables flexible scaling of the K2's performance and/or capacity, depending upon how the device is utilized, Gareth Taube, Kaminario's vice president of marketing, told eWEEK.
An entry-level K2 system can be configured with 500GB of storage to deliver 150,000 IOPS (input/output per second) with 1.6GB/s throughput, Taube said. The modular-designed appliance, which simply plugs into a data center rack, can scale up to a whopping 12TB and deliver an equally impressive 1.5 million IOPS with 16GB/s throughput, he said.