OakGate and Myce announce partnership to test and review SSDs

We’re proud to announce a partnership with OakGate Technology. This company develops test equipment for (enterprise) SSD vendors and with our partnership comes the opportunity to use their test equipment. This means that besides the most thorough and extensive consumer level SSD reviews as you’re used to from us, you can now also expect the most extensive and thorough enterprise SSD reviews. Of course this will also pave the way for articles where we can compare consumer and enterprise level performance and explain which kind of drive is suitable for which situation.

We feel this is an exciting step forward. Of course we’ll continue to innovate and find ways to inform you on where to get the best bang for your buck.

OakGate Technology and Myce Announce Joint Partnership to Test and Review Solid State Storage Technology solutions

OakGate’s Industry Leading Test, Validation & Benchmarking Systems Will Be Used By Myce to Conduct Reviews

Loomis, California and Groningen, the Netherlands, March 18, 2013 — OakGate Technology, the industry leader in test, validation and benchmarking platforms and Myce, the world’s largest computer storage community that enables professionals to connect, interact and share their knowledge of storage products, announced a joint program to implement a world-class test bench for Enterprise level Solid State Storage Technology (SSST) solutions. Myce will conduct reviews of Enterprise SSST products based exclusively on tests performed on OakGate’s proven platforms.

“We are pleased to assist Myce in their endeavor to provide the storage industry with an independent and accurate review of enterprise solid state storage technology solutions” said Bob Weisickle, CEO and founder of OakGate Technology. “For over five years, our products have been utilized by enterprise SSD suppliers, storage system OEMs, flash controller vendors and large end users during various stages of development and qualification cycles. We have earned a solid reputation for our high performance, flexible traffic generation capabilities and our ability to control IO workloads.  These capabilities are built into all our platforms and support popular storage protocols, including SAS, PCIe, SATA and Fibre Channel” added Mr. Weisickle.

“Enterprise SSST testing demands a completely different approach to that adopted for consumer SSDs, OakGate’s state of the art test systems will enable Myce to provide the most authoritative, consistent, repeatable and reliable Enterprise grade reviews to be found on the net” said Jeremy Reynolds, Head of Enterprise Testing at Myce. “Use of OakGate’s test systems will enable us to add significant value in serving the storage industry” added Mr. Reynolds.

About OakGate Technology

OakGate Technology is a leading provider of test, validation and benchmarking products and services to the storage industry. The company is a recognized leader in test and validation tools for Solid State storage. OakGate’s highly capable and flexible platforms support all popular storage protocols and are based on advanced, proprietary software and industry standard hardware. The company also provides comprehensive test services. OakGate’s products and services have been deployed by top tier components suppliers, drive manufacturers and storage system OEMs. Based in Loomis, California, OakGate Technology was founded in 2008 by industry veterans from storage and server industries.

About Myce

Myce is the world’s largest computer storage community that offers latest news, reviews, products and interesting discussions to visitors, volunteers, enthusiasts, and professionals. Myce has over 3.5 million unique monthly visitors and over half a million members who connect, interact, share knowledge, and discuss their passion for digital storage products.

Myce is supported by its team of highly motivated news writers, reviewers, and experts that regularly advise in their forums and strive to provide the ultimate online digital storage resource.