OCZ to Unveil ZD-XL Accelerator SSD for SQL Server Database Applications

OCZ to Showcase PCI Express-Based Vector SSDs at CeBIT

by Anton Shilov
02/25/2013 | 01:53 PM

OCZ Technology Group plans to preview a variety of enterprise storage solutions at next week’s CeBIT 2013 conference in Hannover, Germany. OCZ will unveil the next-generation ZD-XL SQL Accelerator, a culmination of enterprise hardware and software converging as one tightly integrated and optimized solution. The ZD-XL Accelerator ensures that the data is right, relevant, and readily available on SSD flash when the SQL server needs it and is accessed with the highest possible I/O performance.

 

Also included in OCZ’s exhibition at CeBIT will be demonstrations to preview the upcoming VXL 1.3 virtualization software and LXL acceleration software with OCZ’s innovative direct pass caching technology, which not only addresses VMware but is also optimized for Linux applications. OCZ is one of the few SSD providers with a robust portfolio of virtualization and caching software that combine the power of flash acceleration with the power of storage virtualization. This enables multiple virtual server loads to run concurrently on a single physical host, not only increasing CPU and memory resource utilization, but also simplifying deployment, high availability (HA), and maintenance of the server loads.

For simple deployment and ease of use, this tightly integrated, optimized solution features ‘implementation wizards’ to guide DBAs so they can optimally manage data cached to the flash. While showcasing the ZD-XL solution OCZ will invite enterprise customers to become beta testers for this exciting solution.

The next-generation of workstation PCI Express (PCIe)-based SSDs will also be available soon as part of the company’s Vector series. These drives reside directly on the PCIe bus and will support four PCIe 2.0 lanes providing lower latency to data, faster file transfers and system boot-ups, expanded storage capacities, and an even quicker, more responsive experience over the already blazingly fast SATA 3.0-based Vector series. The Vector PCIe series will feature an advanced suite of flash management tools that deliver enhanced drive endurance and data, making it ideally suited for power computing, content creation, and workstation applications.