Bravera SC5 SSD Controller Family
Enabling next-generation solid-state drives for cloud and data center flash storage applications
The massive amount of data to be processed in the cloud is driving demand for advanced computing capabilities and increased processing power. As more cores are added to cloud server processors to keep pace with the increasing data volume, faster and greater bandwidth storage is required. Marvell’s Bravera SC5 controller family, the industry’s first SSD controllers to support PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 1.4b, brings unprecedented performance, best-in-class efficiency, and leading security features to address ever-expanding workloads in the cloud.
With 2x performance compared to PCIe 4.0 SSD controllers, the Bravera SC5 SSD controllers enable up to 14 GB/s of throughput and 2 million random read IOPS. Optimized specifically for cloud environments, the Bravera SC5 controllers are the first to incorporate an Elastic SLA Enforcer to minimize cloud server CPU utilization and improve user experience.
The controllers enable the world’s first 16CH E.1S, providing 2x performance over existing 8CH solutions. Additionally, the Bravera SC5 SSD controllers are the industry’s first flash controllers to enable multiple usage models such as SEF, ZNS, Open Channel, and more without hardware changes. This provides the flexibility to seamlessly repurpose the same underlying hardware when migrating to next-generation workloads.
In order to meet cloud service providers’ stringent security requirements to ensure users’ data is safe and protected, the controllers offer FIPS-compliant root of trust (RoT), AES 256-bit encryption and multi-key revocation.