OCZ Technology has released a refresh of the Talos Serial Attached
SCSI (SAS) 6Gb/s SSDs with OCZ's proprietary Virtualized Controller
Architecture (VCA) 2.0.
OCZ's Talos with VCA 2.0 technology provides an enterprise
feature-set while substantially increasing mixed workload
performance. Talos now utilizes VCA 2.0's command queuing and queue
balance algorithms to address the demands of today's I/O intensive
enterprise applications, which require high levels of sustained IOPS
and bandwidth, across file sizes and read/write ratios. While
traditional SAS SSDs can only perform one read or write at a time,
OCZ Talos drives with VCA 2.0, can read and write simultaneously,
substantially increasing performance.
"With superior mixed-workload performance Talos SSDs provide clients
with increased throughput and flexibility to address their most
demanding enterprise storage applications," said Ryan Petersen, CEO
of OCZ Technology Group.
Talos SAS SSDs promise to deliver high mixed-workload performance
with up to 66,000 IOPS (burst) and 50,000 sustained read/write IOPS
with incompressible 4K files sizes, and 34,000 sustained mixed
read/write IOPS with incompressible 8K files. As a result, Talos can
be used as a full duplex SAS solution for applications that may
benefit from increased 8K and 16K sustained IOPS, including
databases which use a default block size of 8K, or increased
incompressible performance such as the growing need of datacenters
to provide fast access to compressed video and audio files.
Additionally, Talos' SAS 6Gb/s interface enables easy deployment
with existing devices and appliances and the drives themselves
provide reliability features including superior power loss
protection, endurance, encryption, and ECC protection.
The refreshed Talos Series with VCA 2.0 is now available for OCZ's
customers in capacities up to 960GB, and the drives will be made
available to SMB and enterprise clients through OCZ's
In related news, OCZ will host a conference call on Tuesday, August
2 at 5:00pm ET (2:00pm PT). Ryan Petersen, CEO, will provide an
overview of the market for PCIe based SSDs as well as unveil the
company's newest enterprise-class PCIe storage solution, the Z-Drive