The Latest Kaminario News
Product and Solution Information, Press Releases, Announcements
|Kaminario Leverages Intel Technology for Advanced Data Compression and Accelerated All-Flash Storage Performance|
|Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:10:30 PM|
Kaminario combines software-defined flexibility with cutting edge processor technology from Intel for step change improvement in performance and data reduction services
NEEDHAM, Mass., July 11, 2017– Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced additional details of its new generation of all-flash storage capability based on Intel technology. Kaminario’s K2 all-flash array Gen6 storage controllers, manufactured by Supermicro, incorporate a module powered by the Intel® C6268 chipset with Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT). Leveraging this configuration, the Kaminario K2 offloads inline compression from the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to a dedicated compression engine, yielding benefits including:
Intel QAT, supporting compression/decompression acceleration, is implemented as a PCIe/NVMe module that is integrated by utilizing front-loading PCIe/NVMe slots in the storage controllers manufactured by Supermicro. This highly flexible approach supports the compression engine as well as opens up a path for leveraging future innovations such as the integration of NVMe connected storage class memory drives like Intel® Optane™ SSDs.
Kaminario K2 is powered by VisionOSTM, a software-defined storage architecture and framework for implementing data services. VisionOS DataShrink is the full set of data reduction services, including the updated compression algorithm, selectable deduplication, thin provisioning, and RAID protection services.
“Supermicro delivers the agility to support the rapidly changing needs of the storage industry,” said Don Clegg, vice president, Marketing and Worldwide Business Development, Supermicro. “Kaminario’s forethought in providing ‘future-ready’ features within its all-flash appliance is a great example of how datacenter infrastructure can deliver cutting edge capability today, while protecting its investment with a path to leverage future innovation.”
“Kaminario has pursued a software-defined strategy that fully leverages best-of breed hardware technologies,” said Eyal David, chief technology officer, Kaminario. “We see the future of shared storage for cloud-scale applications requiring the agility, efficiency, performance, and scale that can only be delivered by open collaboration between storage solution providers such as Kaminario and hardware technology innovators like Intel.”