Flash and DRAM SSD SAN Storage Accelerate SAP Performance and Scalability

Kaminario, a leading provider of high performance all solid-state Flash and DRAM SAN storage solutions, today announced the availability of a new white paper titled “Accelerating SAP Performance and Scalability with Kaminario’s K2-Hybrid all Solid-state SAN Storage.” The paper highlights how Kaminario’s K2, which combines DRAM and Flash SSD storage into a single high performance SAN system, can significantly reduce database wait time and accelerate SAP performance. Written by Eyal Markovich, Kaminario’s director of performance, the paper discusses how database processes can impact servers and storage systems, creating I/O bottlenecks and increasing response times for users accessing critical enterprise applications such as SAP. Slow or unavailable SAP access can negatively impact the pace of business. In addition, database performance can significantly limit SAP scalability.

The white paper points out typical approaches to improving SAP using an Oracle database performance, such as optimizing SQL statements and queries and adding processors or memory to the database server. Typical approaches that focus on storage performance include adding more disks and implementing RAID. However, these methods can be costly and/or produce minor improvements.

The paper explains that the Kaminario K2 all solid-state SAN storage system, which uses a combination of Flash and DRAM SSD storage, is a game-changer for SAP environments running on Oracle. The K2 delivers higher shared storage capacity with much lower cost and the ability to select the SSD media (Flash or DRAM) that is right for the Oracle implementation. The Kaminario K2 is powered by Flash ioMemory from Fusion-io. The Kaminario K2 provides breakthrough database performance and dramatically improves SAP performance and scalability.

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Founded by storage experts from EMC, NetApp and IBM, Kaminario is leading the Flash and DRAM SSD revolution in high performance SAN storage. The Kaminario K2 family of all solid-state SAN storage eliminates I/O bottlenecks and dramatically reduces latency to accelerate critical business applications at a significantly lower cost and smaller footprint than legacy SAN storage. The Kaminario K2 is the first enterprise-grade SAN storage built from the ground up to take full advantage of modern Flash and DRAM SSD performance. With built-in self-healing high availability, modular scale-out architecture, open X86 components and media freedom of choice, the K2 consistently delivers ultra-low latency, tens of GB/s of throughput and millions of IOPS.