Kaminario K2 [EOL] Review

The logic/software management is one of the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Ability to deploy large numbers of virtual desktops
  • Enables quick updates to virtual desktops

We thought we could only afford a hybrid solutions.

Kaminario allowed us a solid state solution with marginal incremental cost.

More important was the software/logic of how Kaminario de-dups and manages the data sets.

What is most valuable?

  • Solid-state storage drives
  • Price per gigabyte
  • Logic/software management

What needs improvement?

The interface look and feel could be improved.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I rate technical support 3/5. There have been some inconsistencies.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used both EMC Clarion and Dell Compellent. We wanted a solid-state solution, better software management capabilities, and to future-proof costs.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was easy. The technical installation team for Kaminario was excellent.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The licensing is all-inclusive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated 3PAR, Nimble, Cisco, Dell Compellent, Pure Storage and EMC.

What other advice do I have?

Spend time with the engineering staff to understand current and future offerings. I was impressed.

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