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Kaminario as a Service – Product Brief

Published October 19th, 2019. Concise and unbiased 4-page overview of the features and functionality of Kaminario as a Service. Product Brief includes EvaluScale Reviewing Methodology. Download the full Product Brief now!


Kaminario markets all solid-state storage systems. Kaminario supplies the software and specific hardware configurations to TechData who sources the hardware, then builds and delivers the all flash storage systems to customers.

With the announcement of storage as a service (STaaS) offerings on June 11, 2019, Kaminario now offers its platform on an OPEX qualified, pay for consumption basis.


Kaminario’s operating platform called VisionOS, is a software-defined, scale-out architecture based on clustering of nodes. It offers advanced functionality to distribute data, load balance, and perform parallel I/O with the ability to store information and protect data. Additional advanced features include encryption, snapshots and asynchronous periodic replication of snapshots. Kaminario systems are designed for high availability with dual controllers per node, component redundancy and RAID data protection. There are always two controllers in an active/active, stretched cluster configuration so that high availability is achieved via failover between controllers. For the purposes of STaaS where capacity monitoring is a critical enabler of capacity-based consumption pricing, we also note that data deduplication can be selectively turned on or off on a per volume basis

The scale out-capability of the Kaminario system allows it to be deployed in environments where storage demand is growing, and both capacity and performance can be addressed economically by adding additional nodes when needed. Customers acquire Kaminario software via a license or subscription.

This document contains:

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Kaminario Storage as a Service
  • EvaluScale Table
  • Evaluator Group’s Opinion

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