Storage Performance Council SPC-1 benchmark result validates the K2’s scalability and price performance leadership at $.40 per SPC-1 IOPS

Monday, July 30, 2012

NEWTON, Mass. - July 30, 2012 - Kaminario, a leading provider of high performance all solid-state (SSD) SAN storage solutions, today announced that its first Storage Performance Council SPC-1 Result showed the Kaminario K2 all solid-state SAN storage solution performs at 1,219,973.91 SPC-1 IOPS™,[1] setting a new world record in sustained storage performance. The K2 also set a world record for price performance, coming in at $.40 per SPC-1 IOPS.[1]

The SPC-1 benchmark is the only true appraisal of enterprise storage performance and measures total IOPS, price/performance (cost per IOPS) and total cost of ownership including three years of support. The Kaminario K2 SPC-1 Result reported an average of 10.01 GB/s of data throughput, more than 60 percent of which were writes versus reads, while consistently performing at 1.2M SPC-1 IOPS with very low latency of 3.44ms at maximum load. The Kaminario K2 also demonstrated the best SPC-1 price/performance of any tested SSD SAN on the market today, proving that a high performance SSD storage system can also be cost-effective.

In addition, the Kaminario SPC-1 Result included a 24-hour duration for the Sustainability Test Run rather than the minimum required eight-hour duration. That test run reported an average of 1,215,892.58 SPC-1 IOPS with an average response time of 3.11ms and average data throughput of 9,978.31. This 24-hour Sustainability Test Run demonstrates the ability of the K2 to provide a consistent level of maximum performance over an extended period of time.

"The SPC congratulates Kaminario on an impressive first SPC-1 Result that achieves two major enterprise performance milestones," said Walter E. Baker, SPC administrator. "It is the first SPC-1 Result with performance over the 1 million SPC-1 IOPS threshold, which is significantly more difficult using the complex SPC-1 industry-standard workload versus using more simplistic, uniform workloads. In addition, the successful 24-hour Sustainability Test Run effectively answers any concerns about sustained maximum performance."

The Full Disclosure Report for the Kaminario K2 SPC-1 Results can be downloaded from

Kaminario is able to achieve these record-breaking results because of the K2's innovative Scale-out Performance Storage Architecture (SPEAR) and its ability to scale and maintain consistent performance over time. SPEAR's ability to intelligently balance mixed workloads over a distributed cluster of solid-state storage provides a stable infrastructure for sustaining high performance and low latency. As a result, applications also see unsurpassed performance and responsiveness.

The Kaminario K2 all solid-state SAN storage solution is the only SSD storage solution on the market today to offer a true scale-out architecture designed specifically to deliver on the full potential of solid-state media. In addition, the K2 features DataProtect™ - end-to-end, self-healing high availability and fast, high-volume data protection, including N+1 redundancy, automatic failover, high-volume snapshots and hot-swappable components for fast, easy, nondisruptive operations.

"Today's traditional SAN storage architectures do not take advantage of the new solid-state media, having been designed and optimized over the past 20 years for rotating mechanical disks. Only a true scale-out architecture designed specifically for SSD media can deliver on the potential of that media and provide results like these," said Dani Golan, CEO of Kaminario. "The SPC-1 Result validates our storage architecture's scalability and capacity to be the highest performing yet most cost-effective storage solution that will help our customers remove the I/O bottlenecks that impact the productivity of their critical business applications."

About the SPC
The Storage Performance Council is a nonprofit corporation founded to define, standardize and promote storage benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable storage performance data to the computer industry and its customers. The organization's strategic objectives are to empower storage vendors to build better products as well as to stimulate the IT community to more rapidly trust and deploy multivendor storage technology.

For more information about the SPC and the SPC-1, visit SPC membership consists of a broad cross-section of the storage industry. A complete SPC membership roster is available at A complete list of SPC Results is available at


About Kaminario
Founded by storage experts from EMC, NetApp and IBM, Kaminario is leading the Flash SSD revolution in SAN storage. The Kaminario K2 family of all solid-state SAN storage eliminates I/O bottlenecks and dramatically reduces latency to accelerate critical business applications at a significantly lower cost and with a smaller footprint than legacy SAN storage. The Kaminario K2 is the first enterprise-grade SAN storage with a true scale-out architecture built from the ground up to take full advantage of modern Flash SSD performance. With built-in, self-healing high availability and data protection, the K2 consistently delivers ultra-low latency, tens of GB/s of throughput and millions of IOPS. Kaminario is a fundamentally new and better way to store and retrieve performance-sensitive data. Kaminario is simply faster.

Located in Newton, Mass., Kaminario has built a global network of business partners that resell the K2 all solid-state SAN storage.

Beth Bryant