Symphonic—a software defined flash built on Radian’s unique CFM technology, replaces the SSD’s internal FTL to overcome latency spikes, unnecessary wear out, and overprovisioning, to enable a coherent system-level solution with data center class reliability features. Unlike an FTL, Symphonic CFM does not attempt to emulate a mechanical Hard Disk Drive. Instead, Symphonic abstracts the low-level idiosyncrasies of NAND while enabling the host system to optimize data placement, timing, and parallelism to deliver unprecedented bandwidth, and minimize the collisions that induce latency spikes. By redistributing the host/device responsibilities, Symphonic eliminates the need for an abstraction layer, to dramatically improve Quality-of-Service, performance, cost, and endurance while providing the functionality of a data center class product.
Symphonic provides unrivaled performance efficiencies at the same time as it lowers acquisition costs, through lower overprovisioning, and improves TCO by reducing wear out
Jadon remarks, “Technical solutions typically require a tradeoff between performance and cost. But Symphonic provides unrivaled performance efficiencies at the same time as it lowers acquisition costs through lower overprovisioning, and improves TCO by reducing wear out.”
Commenting on Radian’s success, Jadon places a key emphasis on the R&D team’s combination of storage device-level and system-level expertise. Several members of the team, including Jadon, gained valuable experience at Micro Memory, where they built the industry’s leading fault tolerant PCIe NVRAM solution for several leading OEMs such as EMC, NetApp, Dell, Nimble Storage, Tintri, among others. On the system side, the team’s experience ranges from EMC, NetApp, and Veritas, to DDN and Dot Hill.
Since coming out of stealth mode in 2015, Radian has been on a strong upward trajectory, winning the Flash Memory Summit’s Most Innovative Software Technology Best of Show Award, and being listed among CRN’s Ten Coolest Storage Startups. The company has also been awarded several key patents, and has shipped thousands of non-volatile memory products to OEMs that have deployed the company’s products in leading enterprise and cloud data centers. The company has also released RMS-325 NVRAM/Flash— the industry’s first hybrid SSD, which runs on CFM technology that features a user-friendly interface in addition to the high performance characteristics that are Radian’s signature. RMS-325 is poised to be the next feather in Radian’s cap.