Best of Show Awards

Marvell Bravera SC5 SSD Controller Named Winner at FMS 2023 Best of Show Awards

Flash Memory Summit Best of Show: Customer Implementation

Marvell and Memblaze were honored with the "Most Innovative Customer Implementation" award at the Flash Memory Summit (FMS), the industry's largest conference featuring flash memory and other high-speed memory technologies, last week.

Powered by the Marvell® Bravera™ SC5 controller, Memblaze developed the PBlaze 7 7940 GEN5 SSD family, delivering an impressive 2.5 times the performance and 1.5 times the power efficiency compared to conventional PCIe 4.0 SSDs at <25W power & ~55/9us read/write latency. This makes the SSD ideal for business-critical applications and high-performance workloads like machine learning and cloud computing. In addition, Memblaze utilized the innovative sustainability features of Marvell's Bravera SC5 controllers for greater resource efficiency, reduced environmental impact and streamlined development efforts and inventory management.

"Customers are looking for SSD controllers which can deliver new levels of performance, low-latency and low-power and raise the bar for data storage infrastructure on-premises and in the cloud," said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network Storage Advisors Inc. "We are proud to recognize the collaboration between Marvell's Bravera™ SC5 hardware-driven controllers, the industry's first SSD controllers to support PCIe 5.0, with NVMe 2.0, and Memblaze PBlaze 7 7940 GEN5 SSD family. This brings 2x improvements in performance compared to mainstream PCIe Gen4 SSDs."

Flash Memory Summit Best of Show: Customer Implementation
Flash Memory Summit Best of Show: Customer Implementation

Marvell's Bravera SC5 SSD controllers are the industry's first flash controllers to enable multiple usage models such as NVMe (single or dual port operation), Software Enabled Flash (SEF), Zoned Namespace (ZNS), Open Compute Project (OCP) and more without any hardware changes. The same SSD hardware utilizing the Bravera SC5 SSD controller can be repurposed for different use cases and applications with just firmware changes. This enables customers to reuse the same underlying firmware architecture stack across the entire product offering and repurpose the same hardware when migrating to a different storage application.

More information on the 2023 Flash Memory Summit Best of Show Award Winners can be found here.


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