Kaminario K2 Review
​Improved performance by more than 50x on our application but replication and de-duplication could be better.


Valuable Features

Performance.

Improvements to My Organization

Improved performance by more than 50x on our application.

Room for Improvement

Replication and de-duplication could be better.

Use of Solution

1.5 yrs.

Deployment Issues

No issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

One time, there was a node failure and host lost connectivity.

Scalability Issues

Yes, need to halt the system in order to scale it out (but I guess in the later version, they can scale on the fly - not sure).

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Good Customer Service.

Technical Support:

Good Technical Support.

Previous Solutions

No, no other flash solution, we moved from spinning disks to flash.

Initial Setup

It was pretty much straightforward, vendor came in and installed the array.

Implementation Team

We implemented thru a vendor team. The vendor team was knowledgeable.

ROI

Positive ROI.

Other Solutions Considered

Yes, we did POC with bunch of other Flash vendors and choose K2 over them.

Other Advice

If you are looking for a perf, K2 is the one. But it still lags behind the replication and de-duplication of other vendors.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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1 Comment

Phil BaswellVendor

Great feedback on an exceptional product. Keep in mind the software suite is "all inclusive' a huge cost savings over comparable offerings from the legacy storage companies.

15 February 16
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