OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCZ), a leading provider of
high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and
systems, and MellanoxÂ® Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX), a
leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect
solutions for data center and storage systems, have collaborated
together to deliver flash I/O storage performance and complete fault
tolerance (FT) to VMware clusters on top of on-host server flash and
hard disk drives (HDDs). These SAN-less, fault tolerant capabilities
will be presented in OCZ's booth (#711) at VMworld 2013, Moscone
Convention Center, today through August 29th.
The combination of the Mellanox ConnectXÂ®-3 EN 40 Gigabit Ethernet
(GbE) network interface card (NIC) with OCZ's VXL Software replicates
VMware datastores in virtualized SAN-less clusters. The combined
solutions deliver industry-leading Ethernet connectivity, intelligent
and efficient cache and flash volume distribution of PCI Express
(PCIe) flash resources while enabling High Availability (HA) and
Fault Tolerance (FT) services of VMware clusters.
To achieve this innovative capability, a virtualized environment
containing two servers (with OCZ VXL 1.3.1 Software, OCZ Z-Drive R4
PCIe flash cards and Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN NICs in each) run
virtualized enterprise loads that include such applications as
Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange Server. SAN-less HA and
FT of this environment is maintained by VXL Software storage network
sharing, high availability and mirroring capabilities using the
high-speed, low latency Mellanox NIC to the secondary server.
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