Kaminario K2 Review

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


What is most valuable?

Performance.

How has it helped my organization?

Improved performance by more than 50x on our application.

What needs improvement?

Replication and de-duplication could be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

1.5 yrs.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

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

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

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).

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Good Customer Service.

Technical Support:

Good Technical Support.

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

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

How was the initial setup?

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

What about the implementation team?

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

What was our ROI?

Positive ROI.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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

What other advice do I have?

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.
1 Comment
author avatarStorage Sales Consultant at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Vendor

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.

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