SOURCE: OCZ Storage Solutions - A Toshiba Group Company

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December 01, 2015 08:00 ET

OCZ Storage Solutions Z-Drive 6000 SSD Achieves VMware Ready™ Status

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - December 01, 2015) - OCZ Storage Solutions, a Toshiba company and a leading provider of high performance client and enterprise solid-state storage products, today announced that its Z-Drive 6000 SSD has achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process, Z-Drive 6000 SSD has achieved VMware's highest level of endorsement, and can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at

"The NVMe SSD market is poised for burgeoning growth as it provides an efficient and high-performance storage interface between flash and the processor," said Bert Mauricio, director, Strategic Alliances, OCZ Storage Solutions. "By using our Z-Drive 6000 NVMe with VMware vSphere®, customers can not only dramatically boost the number of random I/O operations per second that an enterprise system can process, which provides reductions in I/O latency responses, but can also deliver large capacities, dual port capabilities, perform hot-swapping of 2.5-inch drives and support for add-in card form factors that position this series as very high performing and robust for this class of products."

"We are pleased that OCZ Storage Solution's Z-Drive 6000 SSD qualifies for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that it has met specific VMware interoperability standards and it works effectively with VMware infrastructure, which will speed time to value within customer environments," said Howard Hall, senior director, Global Technology Partner Organization, 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 cloud 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 Solution's Z-Drive 6000 SSD can be found within the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at

About OCZ Storage Solutions - OCZ 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 vertically integrated solutions enabling transformational approaches to how digital data is captured, stored, accessed, analyzed and leveraged by customers.

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Contact Information

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    Scott Harlin
    Director of Marketing Communications, Enterprise Solutions
    (408) 440-3484