SSD, DRAM Storage Array Maker Kaminario Nabs $25M Funding


Solid-state storage vendor Kaminario on Monday said it secured a series D round of funding, giving the company an extra $25 million in the bank it plans to use for marketing its products and advancing its enterprise storage expertise.

With the new round, total funding in Newton, Mass.-based Kaminario comes to $65 million.

Kaminario is a developer of an all solid-state Flash and DRAM SAN storage solution, the Kaminario K2, which was first released in 2010. It features a scale-out architecture that allows dynamic load balancing, automatic distribution of data across the system and high availability as capacity is increased.

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The Kaminario K2 is available in a DRAM-only version for highest performance for write-intensive and latency-sensitive workloads, in an MLC Flash-based SSD-only model for read-intensive workloads such as analytics and data warehousing applications, and in a hybrid model featuring both DRAM and SSD media for mixed applications.

The company earlier this year introduced DataProtect, a new enterprise high-availability and data protection software for its K2 line of all solid-state SAN storage systems.

DataProtect provides the Kaminario K2 arrays such data protection features as striping and mirroring of data across multiple nodes, automatic reconfiguration of a running system in case of a failure that might otherwise disrupt operations, over 8,000 high-speed snapshots, and asynchronous replication for high-performance disaster recovery and remote backup.

Dell is a reseller of the Kaminario K2.