At this year's CeBIT conference taking place in Hannover, Germany, OCZ plans to unveil a "complete suite of software solutions that address VMware, Linux, and SQL Server platforms". Most notable amongst its upcoming products are a range of next-generation workstation PCIe SSDs, the ZD-XL SQL Accelerator and the VXL 1.3 Virtualization Software.
The PCIe SSDs will arrive as part of the company's well received Vertex lineup and support four PCIe Gen2 lanes to provide a more responsive experience and expanded storage capabilities. Also included is an "advanced suite of flash management tools" to improve drive endurance and making it well suited for power computing and other workstation applications.
Considered to be a culmination of enterprise hardware and software convergence, the ZD-XL SQL Accelerator ensures that data is acessed with the highest possible I/O performance and is readily available on SSD flash when a SQL server requires it. Interestingly, OCZ is actively seeking enterprise customers to serve as beta testers for the product and "install, test and provide feedback to OCZ based on product functionality and performance".
Also included in OCZ’s exhibition at CeBIT are preview demonstrations of the VXL 1.3 Virtualization Software and LXL Acceleration Software with OCZ’s Direct Pass Caching Technology which is optimised for Linux Applications and VMware. The software aims to enable multiple server loads to run concurrently on a single physical host which increases CPU and memory utilisation and efficiency.
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I hope they also plan to give us a look a Vector/Barefoot3-based PCIe solutions too. I've got 5 Vector drives up and running now and the controller seems rock solid and just stays fast.Reply
ssd_proI hope they also plan to give us a look a Vector/Barefoot3-based PCIe solutions too. I've got 5 Vector drives up and running now and the controller seems rock solid and just stays fast. I doubt the vector controller is optimized for enterprise storage, I would rather see them use the lessons learned to create a controller specifically for enterprise class storage.Reply
The Vector PCI-e will be displayed and is due out by summer. They are working on a new enterprise controller now and should be out later this year.Reply
They've been talking about Kilimanjaro PCIe SSDs almost being bottle-necked by even PCI3 3.0 x16 for quite a while now. I wonder if they or an even newer successor ti them will be involved at this :)Reply
Need... Vertex 5.. gahReply