The Coho Data DataStream appliance with 40 TB of capacity and 180,000 IOPS of performance lists for $130,000, including the SDN switch.
That, Coho Data's Jonnala said, is a starting price of about $2.50 per GB before deduplication and compression. He compared it to traditional arrays that list at $5-plus per GB, as well as to Amazon Elastic Block storage, which lists at $6 per GB and provides 2,000 IOPs per 1-TB volume, and Amazon's all-flash storage, priced at $20 per GB.
Coho Data currently has gone through a seed funding round and a Series A funding round for a total investment in the company of $11.3 million. Jonnala said more funding is expected in the future.
The company is recruiting channel partners that have experience building customer solutions and can work with a pay-as-you-go storage model, he said.
Because the Coho Data DataStream appliance features the company's software on commodity hardware, solution provider can get high product margins in addition to offering their own services, he said.
PUBLISHED OCT. 15, 2013