OCZ Technology and Accusys Inc. Extend Partnership with New SSD Qualification for ExaSAN 8-Bay DAS Systems

Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2013

April 09, 2013

Two OCZ Deneva 2 SSD Models Now Qualified for the Accusys ExaSAN B08S2-P2 RAID Storage System to be Demonstrated at this Week’s NAB Show 2013 (Booth #SL 15113 South Hall Lower)

LAS VEGAS, NV – NAB Show 2013 – April 9, 2013 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:OCZ), a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, and Accusys Inc, a leading provider of RAID products, jointly announced today an extended strategic partnership that provides the Accusys ExaSAN 8-bay RAID system (Model B08S2-P2) with new Deneva 2 storage capacity options. In addition to the 480GB Deneva 2 SSD initially qualified on the ExaSAN B08S2-P2 DAS platform, a smaller 240GB Deneva 2 capacity option is now qualified for customer selection.

The Accusys ExaSAN B08S2-P2 RAID storage system is a cost-effective, high-performance, small form factor Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) solution that is pre-installed to support up to eight OCZ Deneva 2 SSDs (supporting 240GB or 480GB capacities). With Deneva 2 SSDs implemented, terabytes of storage capacity is available to make this DAS system particularly well suited for the demanding high definition (HD) editing process, as the system can store large 2K and 4K files easily while delivering file copies, migrations, and transfers at very high-speed. Coupled with equalization features that move files without frame drops, the compact 8-bay ExaSAN DAS system is easily transportable and can literally operate on-set and on-location to capture content.

“We are very pleased that our partnership with OCZ has extended to additional qualifications of the Deneva 2 SSD Series as our B08S2-P2 DAS system customers enjoy the speed and capabilities that the OCZ drives deliver,” said L.R. Wang, R&D Dept. Vice President, Accusys Inc. “With Deneva 2 SSDs implemented, the cost-effectiveness of this shared DAS solution makes it well-suited for small-to-medium-sized post-production shops not willing or capable of using an expensive Fibre Channel infrastructure, as well as the manpower to support it.”

“We have worked closely with Accusys to provide the capabilities and performance to make the ExaSAN 8-bay DAS system one of the best in the industry and look forward to our continued partnership,” said Wayne Eisenberg, Senior VP of Sales for OCZ Technology. “With our Deneva 2 SSDs implemented, the transcoding step of adapting compressed files for viewing or editing on different playback devices is no longer required as these drives deliver incredibly fast transactional performance regardless of whether the files are in compressed or uncompressed formats.”

OCZ Deneva 2 SATA III-based drives are designed to solve today’s enterprise challenges and address the limitations that hard drive technology imposes on IT infrastructures. The series delivers industry leading performance while meeting the stringent reliability, security and economical needs of enterprise storage environments. The Deneva 2 Series maximizes IOPS per dollar enabling increased data throughput with lower power consumption and a smaller operating footprint. The 8-bay ExaSAN Model B08S2-P2 DAS system, with newly qualified OCZ Deneva 2 SSDs, will be demonstrated in the Accusys Inc. exhibit at the NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth #SL-15113 (South Hall Lower). The exhibits begin April 8th and conclude on April 11th.