NGD Systems Computational Storage Devices Now Support Containers for Flexible Application Deployment

May 23 2012

NGD Systems

Catalina-2 intelligent storage devices now natively support containers, enabling applications to run with near-data processing.

NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, today announced the ability to run Docker containers, within NGD Systems Computational Storage devices. Providing support for containerized applications within the Catalina-2 NVMe SSD, NGD Systems has extended the flexibility of its powerful “In-Situ Processing” and simplifying the process of using applications in near-data computing. Combining In- Situ Processing, Docker containerization, and 16TB of capacity with only 12 watts of power consumption provides a viable platform, ideal for Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing applications.

Edge-computing solutions in applications such as aeronautics, defense, and self-driving vehicle applications are typically highly space-constrained, and often cannot support standard server form factors. By utilizing NGD Systems U.2 NVMe computational storage devices (and later form factors such as EDSFF), these applications now have a very powerful, high-density computing solution that can run multiple applications simultaneously. The addition of Docker support extends these capabilities by enabling secure, granular and flexible multi-tenancy.

“Analytic applications in a variety of edge computing and IoT deployments are highly space-constrained, and cannot support traditional computing platforms,” said Vladimir Alves, Chief Technology Officer at NGD Systems. “By utilizing In-Situ Processing and new form factors such as EDSFF, these applications now have a powerful, high-density, low power computing solution. Our support for Docker extends these capabilities by allowing containerized applications to execute seamlessly within NGD Storage Devices.”

By integrating support for Docker’s containerized platform within the Computational Storage platforms, NGD Systems enables faster application migration while minimizing the impact to system performance. This approach allows more users and applications to take advantage of In-Situ Processing, enabling a new generation of analytic solutions for IoT and edge computing.

About NGD Systems Founded in 2013 with its headquarters in Irvine, California, NGD Systems is a venture- funded company focused on creation of new category of storage devices that brings computation to data. NGD has designed its advanced proprietary NVMe controller technology which deploys patented Elastic FTL algorithm and Advanced LDPC Engines to provide industry leading capacity and scalability. The platform also deploys the patented In-Situ Processing technology to enable Computational Storage capability. The company is led by an executive team that helped drive and shape the flash storage industry, with decades in leadership positions with storage companies such as Western Digital, STEC, Memtech, and Micron. For more information please visit

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