One for all, all in one. With an unified object, block and file interface - you now have a choice in data access format. Phalanx efficiently and automatically manages all your data across all interfaces. Any type of data. All in one place.



Easy to deploy
Simple to operate
Runs everywhere

Simple. Transparent. Designed for users. Deploying Phalanx is as easy as downloading and running a virtual machine/container image or plugging in a hardware appliance.

Minimum dependency with minimum friction. Phalanx has minimal kernel dependency and requires no application changes to support the latest storage device technologies. This means less operational friction and more efficiency for your IT infrastructure.

Host Managed SMR support. An industry first. Seamlessly deploy industry leading next gen storage technology.





Massive, ultra-dense storage. Up to 20TB per device.

Reduced TCO. Say hello to power efficiency and a lower cost per capacity.

Consistent and predictable performance. Say goodbye to long tail latencies.

Long tail latency... Curtailed.

Device friendly and intelligent. Phalanx is designed to enable storage devices to perform at their best. Device awareness and semantic intelligence are built into every IO — enabling user experiences and performances that simply aren't found on any other storage system.

A profile in latencies. This is a histogram of IO latencies when modifying a file 600,000 times using legacy software with a conventional HDD1.





The large variability of response time (long tail) leads to unpredictable and inconsistent performance at any scale.



Compare and contrast. Results from Phalanx with a Host Managed SMR HDD2 shows a transformative difference.





Phalanx be quick. The response times are not only more consistent, but also faster. Much faster.



Percentile latencies (usec)

Kalista Phalanx
with
Ultrastar HC620

Legacy stack
with
Ultrastar HC530

99%

16,924

28,468

99.95%

26,211

97,371

99.99%

41,736

202,227



Up to
4.8x
lower latency3

There is magic in every IO. Each request is intelligently prioritized and streamlined to reduce contention and eliminate hotspots.



Phalanx be nimble. Our focus on performance and scalability means delivering consistent and predicable performance at every scale. So you can store and access data faster than ever.



Deploy anywhere. Run everywhere. Deploy and operate Phalanx using existing orchestration and provisioning frameworks. It is designed to fit within your current workflow and environment. In addition, Phalanx works with conventional HDDs and SSDs as well as zoned block devices.



Feature summary



Scales performance with capacity

Each storage device added to the system increases both performance and capacity.

Next gen ready

Ready for the latest in storage technologies. Olympus natively supports Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) and variable capacity devices.



Seamless scaling to multicloud

Out of capacity? No problem! Burst & scale from on-prem to AWS, GCP, Azure and more.

Maximum performance

No hot write areas and minimum device IO contention. Olympus storage engine drives maximum performance out of each storage device.



Scalable and compatible

Virtualized and modular architecture. Self-contained storage VM/container fits within existing virtualization and orchestration frameworks.

Just works

Turnkey operation. No need to recompile or change existing application. There is no kernel module to install. We've minimized the friction/disruption to deployment.

Technical information



Architecture

Designed to scale.
Engineered to perform.

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Performance

Create without constraint.
Performance by design.

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  1. Testing conducted by Kalista IO in July 2020 using XFS file system with Linux kernel 5.4.0-42-generic, and Intel® Core™ i7-4771 CPU 3.50GHz with 16GiB DDR3 Synchronous 2400 MHz RAM, and Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC530 CMR drive connected through SATA 3.2, 6.0 Gb/s interface. Write bench created a single 1GB file and executed 600,000 write commands each overwriting the first 64KB region of the file to capture latency values.
  2. Testing conducted by Kalista IO in July 2020 using preproduction Olympus (Phalanx) software with Linux kernel 5.4.0-42-generic, and Intel® Core™ i7-4771 CPU 3.50GHz with 16GiB DDR3 Synchronous 2400 MHz RAM, and Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC620 host managed SMR drives connected through SATA 3.2, 6.0 Gb/s interface. Write bench created a single 1GB file and executed 600,000 write commands each overwriting the first 64KB region of the file capture latency values.
  3. At 99.99th percentile latency. Testing conducted by Kalista IO in July 2020 using preproduction Olympus (Phalanx) software and XFS file system with Linux kernel 5.4.0-42-generic, and Intel® Core™ i7-4771 CPU 3.50GHz with 16GiB DDR3 Synchronous 2400 MHz RAM, and Western Digital Ultrastar DC HC620 host managed SMR and Ultrastar DC HC530 CMR drives connected through SATA 3.2, 6.0 Gb/s interface. Write bench created a single 1GB file and executed 600,000 write commands each overwriting the first 64KB region of the file capture latency values.