OCZ Storage Solutions, which recently became a part of Toshiba Group, has announced the availability of its next-generation SQL Server acceleration solution, the new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5.
The new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 comes with support for Microsoft SQL Server 2014, 2012 and 2008 R2 versions expanding on the key flash-based storage features which improve I/O access performance and provide optimized and efficient flash acceleration for SQL Server by using unique integration with the application in order to get the most out of SQL Server 2014 new features, including the flash Buffer Pool Extension (BPE) support.
According to OCZ Storage Solutions, the new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 brings a wider list of SQL Sever 2014 feature support including tighter integration with SQL Server management, enabling acceleration at a per database level, support for running SQL in a virtualized environment via VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V, which enables the flash resources to support multiple virtual machines (VMs) running SQL Server workloads concurrently and remote flash services, which enable SQL Server to run on blade servers in order to benefit from high-performance and high density of the PCIe flash storage.
The new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as well as larger enterprises/data centers. The ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 provides the performance increase represented in TPM (database transactions per minute) ranging from 18x to 22x, when used in a standard local HDD based configurations and between 1.5x to 5x TPM (depending on the actual performance of the SAN itself), when used in a standard SAN storage environment in larger enterprises/data centers.
The new ZD-XL SQL Accelerator 1.5 is available three Multi-Level Cell (MLC) configurations supporting 800 GB, 1.6 TB and 3.2 TB storage capacities in a full-Height/half-length form factor. You can check out more details over at OCZ's dedicated enterprise site.