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October 01, 2015 13:17 ET

OCZ Storage Solutions' Z-Drive 4500 Achieves VMware Ready™ Status

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - October 01, 2015) - OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company, today announced that its enterprise Z-Drive 4500 SSDs has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process, Z-Drive 4500 SSDs has achieved VMware's highest level of endorsement, and can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/z-drive-4500.

"Driven by our Virtualized Controller Architecture™ Technology, the Z-Drive 4500 utilizes the full processing bandwidth of eight controllers working in unison which enables the storage subsystem to run more efficiently while delivering dominant small block / large block performance and low latency," said Bert Mauricio, director of Strategic Alliances, OCZ Storage Solutions. "By using Z-Drive 4500 SSDs with vSphere 5.x or 6.x, enterprises can deliver virtualized applications that can be accelerated while delivering fast and reliable access to data without burdening host CPU and memory resources."

"We are pleased that OCZ Storage Solutions' Z-Drive 4500 qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware integration and interoperability standards and works effectively with VMware infrastructure, which can speed time to value within customer environments," said Howard Hall, senior director, Alliances, VMware.

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom-built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

OCZ Storage Solutions and Z-Drive 4500 SSDs can be found within the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/z-drive-4500.

About OCZ Storage Solutions
OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba Group Company, is a leading provider of high performance client and enterprise solid-state storage products and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Offering a complete spectrum of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ Storage Solutions leverages proprietary technology to provide SSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces to address a wide range of applications. Having internally developed firmware and controllers, virtualization, cache and acceleration software, and endurance extending and data reliability technologies, the Company delivers.

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Contact Information

  • OCZ Press Contact:
    Scott Harlin
    Director of Marketing Communications, Enterprise Solutions
    (408) 440-3484
    sharlin@ocz.com