FADU Introduces the BRAVO XL as the Low Latency SSD for IO Intensive Workload Applications

The new drive is powered by FADU’s Annapurna NVMe Controller and supports Toshiba XL-FLASH™

FADU Technology (fadu.io) is a fabless startup focused on advancing flash storage technology to meet the accelerating data demands placed on Enterprise and Hyperscale datacenters. Today, the company announced the BRAVO XL SSD that is optimized for ultra-low latency, high performance/TB, extremely high endurance and a superior Quality of Service (QOS) needed for IO intensive applications.

The BRAVO XL SSD is the most efficient storage solution for high-speed cache data, log data processing, In-Memory Databases (IMDB) and Real-Time Analytics as well as other enterprise storage applications that are being deployed to meet rapidly growing demand from the Big Data and High-Performance Computing (HPC) markets.

The BRAVO XL is designed around FADU’s Annapurna NVMe/PCIe Gen 3.1 Flash memory controller to deliver low power consumption, high performance and solid reliability. The SSD is available in a U.2 (7mm) design with 400GB or 800GB capacities using Toshiba’s 3D BICS3 XL-Flash™ NAND memory. The new SSD will be on display and demonstrated in FADU’s exhibit booth #940 at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2019.

“With our leading-edge BRAVO XL SSD, we expect to contribute significantly to the market introductions of next-generation computing systems in the near future, enabling efficiency and stellar performance,” said Jihyo Lee, FADU CEO and co-founder. “We will continue to develop next-generation XLSSDs with higher density and even greater product competitiveness, in order to lead the industry in accelerating growth of the premium SSD,” Lee continued.

Mr. Lee will be discussing the BRAVO XL SSD as part of his Keynote address at FMS on Thursday, August 8, at 11:00AM.

“The BRAVO XL SSD fills an important application need for low latency performance, critical to sustaining QOS by storage service providers,” stated Greg Wong, Principal Analyst at Forward Insights “In addition, the low power architecture of the SSD significantly improves the KIOPS/Watt performance over competing high performance solutions,” Wong continued.

The U.2 and M.2 form factor BRAVO XL SSD is sampling with partners and will be available as a turnkey solution, wherein FADU supplies the Annapurna controller, SSD design, and customized firmware, or as a finished, private-labeled Low Latency NVMe SSD with consigned Toshiba XL-FLASH™.

About FADU Technology

FADU Technology is a fabless startup developing advanced flash storage technology to meet the explosively increasing data storage demands placed on hyperscale, enterprise and cloud data centers. Our innovative SSD solutions are based on industry-standard specifications, designed with FADU’s proprietary Flash Memory Controller architecture, and compatibility with multiple industry NAND suppliers. FADU’s storage designs address all aspects of Flash-based storage – very low power, ultra-high performance, rich feature sets, solid reliability and superior QOS. The company believes that other solutions, with legacy ties to the past, are unable to meet the performance and power requirements to support real-time, cloud-based, connected applications. FADU’s global team, of seasoned storage architects, ASIC experts, and SSD engineers, is charting the course for the industry.

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