Kaminario supports WD’s composable infrastructure gear

All-flash array supplier Kaminario is supporting Western Digital’s composable infrastructure products, announced last week.

These are:

  • NVMe-over-Fabrics-connected OpenFlex hardware:
    • F3000 proprietary flash drives in quasi 3.5-inch form factor.
    • E3000 3U enclosure housing ten F3000s.
    • D3000 1U disk drive enclosure.
  • OpenFlex architecture.
  • Kingfish open APIs to orchestrate and manage SCI systems.
  • OpenFlex ecosystem partners.

Kaminario has its own composable K2 storage array and its collaboration with WD encompasses this product and WD’s OpenFlex and Ultrastar storage platforms. The company will support WD’s Ultrastar NVMe and SAS storage products for its K2 appliance and Cloud Fabric software-defined storage offerings. 

Kaminario’s N software stack is compatible with WD’s OpenFlex series of NVM-oF platforms that provide disaggregated, fabric-connected flash and disk building blocks for scaling at the rack level and beyond.

When combined these products deliver a NVMe/NVM-oF offering with the capability to dynamically compose, control, reconfigure, and manage storage resources at the software layer using Kaminario Flex.

According to the company,  this composable combo enables enterprises to emulate the efficiency and agility of hyperscale providers.

Kaminario is offering the K2 appliance for purchase as a pre-integrated appliance or as a software-only product under its Cloud Fabric program. The appliance will also be available via channel partners.