Memblaze and PMC to develop High-Performance PCIe SSDs

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The Flashtec-based Memblaze PBlaze4 products are targeted at hyperscale and Open Compute Project deployments. They provide ultra-low latency and the lowest CPU load in the industry, with read and write capabilities of up to 850,000 I/Os per second (IOPS) for random read and 265,000 IOPS for random write and 3.2 GB/s sequential read, 2.5 GB/s sequential write performance.

Memblaze products enable its customers to define and alter key settings to ensure optimum performance in specific applications and platforms.

"Memblaze has achieved great success in China, growing our market share to 60 percent since 2010," said Mr. Xiangfeng Lu, Co-founder and CTO, Memblaze. "We partnered with PMC because they understand our drive to address customer requirements quickly with differentiated products. The flexible platform of the Flashtec controllers allows us to support multiple customer implementations and architectures with a common design effort and tune solutions for features like cost, performance and endurance. PMC's standards-based architecture means that we can get to market much sooner and with confidence as we grow our business in China and abroad."

SSDs based on PMC's Flashtec NVMe controllers provide the highest performance, capacity and reliability. The flash memory controller family includes 16-channel and 32-channel devices to enable SSDs with up to 8TB of storage and performance up to 850,000 IOPS, two times greater capacity and performance than other controllers. Dual port functionality delivers high availability for enterprise-class application support, redundancy and sustained uptime reliability. PMC's Flashtec controller family supports the industry-standard NVMe interface, multiple NAND vendors and all common device drivers, enabling and accelerating wide-spread deployment of PCIe-based SSDs in cloud data centers and the enterprise.

"PMC is pleased to be partnering with Memblaze to provide the highest performance and most advanced PCIe SSD solutions for China's technology and hyperscale leaders," said Derek Dicker, vice president of the Non-Volatile Solutions Group at PMC. "We look forward to enabling the significant growth opportunities for flash in China's data centers and hyperscale deployments. Memblaze is a strategic partner for PMC to support these critical market segments in China and abroad."

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