Coho Data, a Calif.-based startup has emerged with a new software-defined storage platform that combines Intel PCIe flash cards, commodity hardware and Amazon EC2-inspired cloud technology. According to the company, the result is a cost effective storage architecture that beats all flash arrays.

Coho Data CTO Andy Warfield indicated that the company has a deep familiarity with computing efficiency and scale as well as getting value from commodity hardware. This experience has led to the new Coho DataStream product line that consists of a storage stack anchored by Coho Data’s 1000 MicroArray DataStream.

The Coho MicroArray operates under an 80/20 read/write workload and can reach up to 90,000 IOPS. This allows each 2U DataStream Chassis to provide 180,000 IOPS. Coho Data’s extensible Data Profiles provides multi-tenant, multi-protocol and applications direct access to the data stored on the platform.

Coho Data CEO Ramana Jonnala said that the company has taken the best ideas from public cloud-based architectures by designing the storage stack. He added that the Coho Data’s DataStream platform leverages from sophisticated software to make use of flash for all the applications.

Jonnala asserted that data should be on a storage architecture that meets the performance and scalability or today’s cloud generation company’s needs whether they are private or public. Before duplication ad compression, the pricing is set at $2.50 per GB for a 40 TB DataStream chassis. It is expected that Coho DataStream will be shipped latter this year.

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