OCZ Announces VXL Storage Accelerator
OCZ has a new entry into the enterprise market with its SANRAD VXL enterprise storage accelerator. This technology will offer flash caching and acceleration for virtualized environments based on VMWare ESX and Citrix Xen. VXL technology will allow OCZ PCIe SSDs, such as the recently announced Z-Drive R4 CloudServ, to take the place of tier-1 SANs and act as an accelerator for iSCSI and fibre channel storage. OCZ will be putting this to the test as it is offering on-site demonstrations for enterprise customers, hoping to show off data access up to 25 times faster than a normal SAN. All operating systems will be supported as long as they are supported by the underlying hypervisor, and VXL technology will be transparent to the guest OS. For those interested in arranging a demo, contact your OCZ account manager or contact the OCZ enterprise team.