OCZ announces beta for Linux SSD caching software

OCZ has announced today a beta testing program for Linux based enterprise SSD caching sofware, LXL. An Interesting coincidence as this weekend we reported that Nvelo, developers of Dataplex SSD caching software that’s also used by OCZ is purchased by Samsung. However today’s announcement of the beta testing program is for enterprise users and only on Linux, but maybe OCZ will bring this also to consumer computers once the software has matured.

OCZ announces beta for Linux SSD caching software

OCZ’s unique LXL Software provides a new integrated approach for making application-optimized data cache selections while minimizing I/O access times to SSD flash. It achieves this type of dynamic cache selection optimization by splitting the caching policy engine between the core mechanism running in the Linux kernel and an advanced statistical out-of-band analysis module that optimally determines which data needs to be placed in the cache and stores the data locally in OCZ enterprise-SSDs.

The LXL software supports a wide range of OCZ enterprise solid state solutions across multiple interfaces (i.e. Z-Drive R4 PCIe Series, the Talos 2 SAS Series and the Deneva 2 SATA Series).

Enterprise customers that are interested need to contact OCZ and will need to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement to participate. OCZ plans general availability of LXL Software in the second quarter of 2013.