OCZ Z-Drive R4 Enterprise PCIe SSD Given VMware Ready Status

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 31 July 2012 14:56

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A big thing with companies these days is virtualization. Even just on for the network admins, being able to have multiple servers running on one machine is an amazingly helpful thing. For the employees, just having a thin client connect to the company's main server makes life a lot more simple, and also a lot more secure. So the more that hardware manufacturers can optimize their products for virtual computing programs like VMware, the better. OCZ's Z-Drive R4, which are their PCIe enterprise SSDs, have recently been given VMware's highest endorsement: the VMware Ready status. This makes it easier for customers to know that the products will work flawlessly with VMware, as well as gives OCZ more points with which to sell their products. You can read about why the Z-Drive R4 is so great on VMware's website

Ryan Peterson, who is the CEO of OCZ, said, 

By using Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD drives with VMware vSphere 5.0, enterprises can accelerate virtualized applications while delivering fast and reliable access to data without burdening host CPU and memory resources. When combined with OCZ’s VXL flash virtualization software, Z-Drive R4 delivers a comprehensive and compelling virtual performance system that efficiently distributes flash resources across VMs to provide an even greater performance of key applications in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), e-mail and database servers.

Read the announcement here