Radian Open-Channel 2 SSDs
Radian Memory Systems in July released what it called the industry’s first Open-Channel 2-compliant SSD in a U.2 form factor with up to 12 TB of flash capacity and up to 12 GB of byte addressable, PMR-style user NV-RAM. The Calabasas, Calif.-based company's new RMS-350 SSDs are targeted at all-flash arrays, hyper-converged systems and cloud storage, and offer highly parallelized, deterministic I/O while minimizing tail latencies for data center workloads. The new SSDs also support Cooperative Flash Management (CFM) based on Radian’s Symphonic CFM technology or Radian’s implementation of the new Open-Channel 2 interface. Open-Channel SSDs are targeted at providing predictable latency and software-defined non-volatile memory.