PMC® (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today established a new ultra-fast storage class memory tier to accelerate critical applications in scale-out storage and all-flash arrays. The PMC Flashtec™ NVRAM Drives combine the speed and endurance of DRAM with the persistency of NAND flash to deliver ten times higher performance than the fastest Solid State Drive (SSD), at more than 10 million I/Os per second (IOPS), with sub-microsecond latency. Leveraging PCI Express® (PCIe®) 3.0, the Flashtec NVRAM Drives connect directly to the host to optimize CPU utilization and maximize overall system performance. The latest member of PMC’s enterprise-class Flashtec portfolio of controllers and drives, the new solutions are based on the industry-standard NVMe interface to enable plug-and-play PCIe connectivity, which decreases time to market in data center and enterprise storage deployments.
“Enterprise data centers for cloud computing and business-critical applications require high performance and quick access to data,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research director for Solid State Drives at IDC. “PCIe storage has emerged as a key technology to deliver on these requirements in next-generation data centers, driven by the availability of high-performance, standards-based solutions like the PMC Flashtec products. Providing enterprise-class features and the highest performance puts PMC in position to capitalize on the tremendous growth of NAND flash based products for the data center.”Standards-based Architecture Accelerates Deployment of PCIe-Attached Storage The Flashtec NVRAM Drive family is based on PMC’s NVMe controllers, which provide the highest capacity, performance and reliability to store the world’s critical data. PMC’s controllers enable SSDs with up to 8TB of storage and performance of up to 875,000 random read 4KB IOPS, two times greater capacity and performance than other controllers. Dual port functionality delivers high availability for enterprise-class application support, redundancy and sustained reliability. Designed to support the industry-standard NVMe protocol and device drivers, PMC’s controller family enables widespread deployment of PCIe-based SSDs in cloud data centers and the enterprise. In addition to supporting the PCIe 3.0 host interface for maximum throughput and multiple NAND vendors, the controllers are fully programmable, enabling customers to meet total-cost-of-ownership targets and differentiate their solutions with custom firmware. The Flashtec NVRAM Drives are available in the following models:
|NV1616||16GB NVRAM PCIe drive and SCM||2286100-R|
|NV1608||8GB NVRAM PCIe drive and SCM||2285800-R|
|NV1604||4GB NVRAM PCIe drive and SCM||2285400-R|