OCZ Z-Drives überzeugen im Test mit DataCore
Die PCIe-basierte Z-Drive Enterprise-SSD-Serie von OCZ Storage Solutions wurde in der zweiten Jahreshälfte 2014 “DataCore Ready” zertifiziert. Die Testergebnisse im Rahmen der Zertifizierung wurden jetzt in einem White Paper veröffentlicht:
Delivering Leading Sustained Performance with OCZ’s Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series
Validated by PCIe SSD Verification Testing Conducted by DataCore Software (as part of the DataCore Ready Program Certification); Scott Harlin, Published February 2014
As SANsymphony-V software is highly regarded and used extensively worldwide, OCZ’s Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series complements this software with performance optimization, virtualization, caching, and large densities, amongst a host of other features and capabilities. It is backed by a more robust architectural design (over the previous generation Z-Drive R4 Series), as well as an advanced suite of enterprise-class endurance and data reliability tools expected by today’s IT managers. In the software-defined datacenter, virtualization and system efficiencies are driven through software requiring a cost-effective approach to managing storage growth while maximizing hardware investments, such as SSDs.
To identify those hardware solutions that are trusted to enhance DataCore’s SANsymphony-V software-defined storage infrastructures, the DataCore Ready Program was established. Those solutions listed as DataCore Ready have completed additional verification testing to provide customer confidence of joint solution compatibility. A DataCore Ready designation is awarded to these third party hardware products that have successfully met the verification test criteria.
OCZ’s Z-Drive 4500 PCIe SSD Series achieved DataCore Ready certification and as part of the verification criteria, included a series of performance tests based on DataCore specifications as outlined in the next Test Procedures section. The results of the 4500 tests utilizing a 1.6TB capacity model were completed for certification and compared to three PCIe SSD solutions that had achieved DataCore Ready status.
The purpose of this white paper is to present some of the key findings and test results from this DataCore Ready verification test platform which validates the Z-Drive 4500’s performance as the foremost enterprise PCIe-based SSD in its class. What the performance results demonstrate is that the Z-Drive 4500 is particularly strong in small block random performance regardless of whether the workload is read-intensive, write-intensive or mixed. The paper will briefly review the test procedures and results assisted by graphical representations.