Combines high-performance architecture with OCZ managed software
Solid-state drives (SSDs) provider OCZ Technology and integrated silicon offerings firm Marvell have unveiled the PCI Express (PCIe) storage system, the Z-Drive R5.
Z-Drive R5 is designed to take PCIe-based solid state storage to the next level for enterprise environments and features a jointly developed "Kilimanjaro" OCZ and Marvell native PCIe to NAND flash controller platform, allowing for completely scalable performance and redundancy while eliminating the need for a separate storage controller.
The native PCIe Z-Drive R5 offers an intelligent, hardware-meets-software managed offering designed to accelerate database, enterprise and virtualisation applications.
Combining high-performance architecture with OCZ managed software, the Z-Drive R5 provides second-to-none performance, flexibility, durability and enhanced reliability features, allowing datacentres to rely on a PCIe-based SSD as their primary Tier 0/1 storage offering and a viable end-to-end SAN replacement.
The Z-Drive R5 features include, high bandwidth capabilities and maximum transactional performance; high capacities up to 12TB; compressible and non-compressible files as well as large data sets; MLC, eMLC , and SLC NAND Flash options; and available in full height and half height sizes, ideal for space constrained 1U servers and multi-node rackmount servers.
Z-Drive R5 includes a complete storage subsystem management with OCZ Virtualized Controller Architecture™ 3.0 software functions; a complete power fail protection option for maximum data integrity and is compatible with VMware ESXi and ESX, Linux, Windows Server 2008 and OS X to support a wide range of systems and servers.
OCZ Technology CEO Ryan Petersen said the Z-Drive R5 leverages the Kilimanjaro platform to deliver superior performance, greater capacity and an enhanced hardware and software feature-set that is unmatched in the industry.
"This best-of-breed next generation native solution enables clients to eliminate I/O bottlenecks for even the most data intensive server and enterprise storage applications," said Petersen.