Kaminario

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Private
Headquarters Needham, Massachusetts, USA
Key people
Dani Golan, Founder and CEO
Products All solid-state SAN storage
Website www.kaminario.com

Kaminario is a Needham, Massachusetts-based computer data storage company[1] founded in 2008. Kaminario manufactures the Kaminario K2 line of solid state storage area network products that use flash memory.[2][3] The company has offices in Boston, Israel, New York City and Silicon Valley.

History[edit]

Dani Golan founded Kaminario in 2008 and became its CEO. Golan had an engineering degree from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and worked at EMC Corporation and Perfomix (acquired by NICE Systems in 2006).[4]

The company's first venture capital funding round was announced in May 2011 with $15 million investment from Globespan Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital and Pitango Venture Capital.[2][5] Kaminario received $25 million in series D funding in June 2012 from Tenaya Capital and existing investors. In December 2014 and January 2015, the company announced $68 million in a series E round from Lazarus Hedge Fund, Silicon Valley Bank, Mitsui & Co. Global Investment and existing investors.[6][7][8]

In November 2011, Kaminario was named as a finalist for a UK marketing award.[9] Kaminario was a finalist for another 2011 marketing award by TechTarget.[10]

In July 2012, the company announced audited SPC-1 benchmark results through the Storage Performance Council.[11] Kaminario broke the Storage Performance Council SPC-1 record for sustained storage performance in October 2013 for the second year in a row, with its K2 v4 array.[12] In November 2013, Kaminario broke the Storage Performance Council’s SPC-2 record for throughput and SPC-2 price performance.[13]

In August 2014, Kaminario’s v5 K2 all-flash array got an award at a trade show.[14]

Products[edit]

Kaminario’s first commercial release of its K2 product line was in June 2010. It was an solid-state drive (SSD) storage array for a storage area network (SAN) that provided millions of IOPS for database applications.[3][15][16]

In April 2013, Kaminario announced K2 v4 with more features. The K2 v4 all-flash array included snapshots, non-disruptive upgrades, support for VMware's VAAI interface and choice of iSCSI and Fibre Channel connections.[17][18]

In May 2014, Kaminario introduced the fifth generation of its K2 product.[19] The K2 v5 added the ability to increase an individual node’s flash storage capacity with the addition of extra SSDs.[20] K2 v5’s features included data deduplication and data compression, encryption, non-disruptive upgrades, graphical user interface management, snapshots, thin provisioning and resiliency. K2 v5 supported workloads in the server virtualization, desktop virtualization and database (online transaction processing, real-time analytics) environments.

Some of Kaminario’s customers include Clearwater Analytics, Taboola, PetMeds and Intigua. The company also has clients in financial services, digital media, telecommunications and government. In February 2015, Kaminario announced a channel partner program.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph F. Kovar (May 20, 2014). "Kaminario Brings Enterprise-Class Software, Scale-Up To Flash Storage Arrays". CRN. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Stacey Higginbotham (May 2, 2011). "Another SSD Hardware Startup Gets Cash. When's the Shakeout?". GigaOM. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Chris Mellor (June 14, 2010). "Kaminario climbs performance mountain; K2 DRAM grid-in-a-box". The Register. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ Bruce Rogers (July 8, 2013). "Will Dani Golan's High-Flying Kaminario Disrupt The Storage Establishment?". Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ Gregory T. Huang (May 2, 2011). "Kaminario Collects $15M for Storage Grid". Xconomy. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ Jordan Novet (December 2, 2014). "With this $53M, flash storage startup Kaminario will keep challenging incumbents". Venture Beat. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Newton storage firm Kaminario raises another $15M, bringing total funding to $143M". Boston Business Journal. January 22, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  8. ^ Michael Davidson (January 22, 2015). "$68M Round Puts Kaminario Back in the Flash Data Storage Mix". Xconomy. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Kaminario Named as Finalist for Storage Networking Product of the Year in the SVC Awards 2011". Press release. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Data storage 2011 Products of the Year finalists". Tech Target. January 2012. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  11. ^ "SPC Benchmark 1 Executive Summary: Kaminario K2-D" (PDF). July 30, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  12. ^ "SPC-1 Top Ten by Performance". Storage Performance Council. Archived from the original on April 14, 2014. Retrieved November 7, 2016. }
  13. ^ Chris Mellor (November 21, 2013). "Kaminario in amazeballs all-flash K2 streaming-storage benchmark brag". The Register. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Congratulations to the 2014 FMS Best of Show Awards Winners". Flash Memory Summit. August 2014. Archived from the original on September 13, 2014. 
  15. ^ Stacey Higginbotham (June 15, 2010). "Like Our Data, Storage Startups Are Multiplying". GigaOM. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  16. ^ Howard Marks (September 15, 2011). "Purpose-Built Or Off-The-Shelf Hardware: A Tale Of Two Systems". Network Computing. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  17. ^ Josh Shaman (April 16, 2013). "Kaminario Announces K2 Version 4 with All Flash". Storage Review. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  18. ^ Dan Kusnetzky (April 22, 2013). "Kaminario releases the fourth generation of K2 flash storage systems". Virtually Speaking. ZDNet. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  19. ^ Pedro Hernandez (May 20, 2014). "Kaminario Eyes Midrange Market with 5th Gen Flash Arrays". Info Stor. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  20. ^ Josh Linden (May 20, 2014). "Kaminario Announces K2 v5 All-Flash Primary Storage Arrays". Storage Review. Retrieved November 7, 2016. 
  21. ^ Chris Mellor (February 10, 2015). "Hey channel dudes, says Kaminario, we REALLY want to flog more kit". The Register. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  22. ^ Mike Vizard (February 16, 2015). "Kaminario Launches Formal Channel Progam [sic]". Channel Insider. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 

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