OCZ Technology Group, a leading maker of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), has unveiled the upcoming smaller form factor Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD. In addition, OCZ has introduced a non-volatile memory (NVM) SAS drives for latency-sensitive applications.
OCZ smaller form-factor Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSDs feature the same high performance as the original drives, but with the ability to be deployed in a much greater range of platforms, including support for the open compute project (OCP). The OCP Foundation is a growing community of engineers around the world whose mission is to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage, and data center hardware designs for scalable computing, and provides a structure in which individuals and organizations can share their intellectual property.
Separately, OCZ has unveiled the upcoming Aeon series 3.5" SSD, a non-volatile memory (NVM) SAS drive specifically targeted to meet the stringent requirements of latency sensitive applications currently being mired by legacy hard-disk drive (HDD) infrastructures. Designed for demanding transactional environments such as high-frequency trading (HFT), Aeon delivers the speed and ultra low latency read and writes of DRAM with the persistence and scalability of storage. Aeon reduces file system overhead in enterprise appliances while accelerating applications and improving overall I/O efficiency, along with providing unlimited endurance supporting an infinite number of drive writes per day without wearing out or slowing down.
At the Intel Developer Forum this week OCZ will also display a range of software-defined storage solutions and SSDs in various interfaces including Serial ATA, SAS, and PCIe, showcasing the impending Intrepid 3 SATA III SSD solution, based on the Company’s Everest 2 platform, which is designed to deliver best in class sustained performance and endurance.