Fast, available data is important for dynamic business environments. Performance challenges — such as lengthy risk and trading analysis, long billing cycles and inability to meet service-level agreements (SLAs) — are often the result of storage I/O (input/output) congestion. Increase production output and reduce I/O bottlenecks and latency using Kaminario® K2 solid-state storage area network (SAN) solutions with Dell™ PowerEdge™ blade servers. Discover storage solutions that are fast, efficient, safe, low-cost and easy to deploy.


Kaminario K2 models come with Kaminario DataProtect™ technology, which provides end-to-end high availability and data protection to solid-state drive (SSD) storage, while delivering extreme performance. The Kaminario K2 design is:

  • Fast — distributes and manages data automatically over a cluster of modular, high-end blade-based I/O distribution controllers and all solid-state primary storage
  • Safe — assures self-healing high availability with redundant components, subsystems and uninterruptible power supplies
  • Easy — takes less than a day to implement and requires no tuning; supports any application and database with no data modeling or program changes
  • Low-cost and efficient — has lower cost and footprint than legacy SAN storage; scalable and enables you to consolidate storage from multiple systems

Kaminario K2 is available in three models:

  • K2-F — Flash memory only; 3- to 30-TB capacity; 100,000 to 600,000 I/Os per second (IOPS); 260 microseconds read and 150 microseconds write latency; 1 to 8 GB/sec output; for read-intensive and predictable workloads, such as analytics data warehouse and database management system (DBMS)
  • K2-H — hybrid of digital RAM (DRAM) and Flash; 3- to 30-TB capacity; 200,000 to 800,000 IOPS; 120/260 microseconds read and 150 microseconds write latency; 1 to 12 GB/sec output; for mixed workloads such as analytics and high-end online transaction processing (OLTP) or DBMS
  • K2-D — DRAM only; 0.5- to 12-TB capacity; 300,000 to 1.5 million IOPS; 120 microseconds read and 150 microseconds write latency; 1.6 to 16 GB/sec output; for mostly write/latency-sensitive and random workloads such as high-end OLTP/DBMS