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2018 Press Releases

August 08, 2018

Kaminario Collaborates with Western Digital to Deliver Next-Generation Composable Storage Solutions

Kaminario announced a strategic collaboration with Western Digital designed to deliver superior economics and greater flexibility for designing today’s cloud-scale datacenters.  Solutions powered by Kaminaro’s composable data platform and Western Digital’s enterprise-class OpenFlex™ and Ultrastar® storage platforms are uniquely positioned to help cloud-scale application providers, including consumer internet, software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) providers, solve the challenges of building datacenter infrastructure for the digital era.

As part of this collaboration, Kaminario will support Western Digital’s Ultrastar NVMe™ and SAS storage platforms for its K2 appliance and Cloud Fabric software-defined storage offerings. In addition, Kaminario’s .N software stack is also compatible with Western Digital’s new OpenFlex series of NVMf platforms – the foundation for next-generation composable IT infrastructure – that provide truly disaggregated,  fabric-connected flash and disk building blocks for scaling at the rack level and beyond.

When combined, these products deliver a NVMe/NVMf solution with the capability to dynamically compose, control, reconfigure and manage storage resources at the software layer using Kaminario Flex.  This composable storage paradigm delivers the flexibility and economics of software-defined storage with the performance and enterprise-class data services of traditional shared storage.

“This strategic collaboration with Western Digital allows us to deliver a new storage paradigm for the modern cloud infrastructure,” said Eyal David, chief technology officer, Kaminario. “As many players seek to emulate the efficiency and agility of hyperscale providers, this is an enormous market opportunity for hardware and storage providers to work together to deliver compelling solutions for next-generation datacenter infrastructure.”

“Western Digital offers one of the most expansive portfolios of data center storage devices, platforms and systems that deliver substantially better economics, efficiency, performance and reliability for today’s at-scale enterprise and cloud workloads,” said Scott Hamilton, senior director, product management, Western Digital’s Data Center Systems business unit. “Working with companies such as Kaminario enables new, highly differentiated solutions that address real challenges seen by our customers.  We look forward to the possibilities of the combined solution as composable infrastructure and software-defined data centers are gaining momentum as they empower IT to quickly introduce and scale new services to meet business needs.”