Jun 11 2019
NGD Systems adds M.2 form factor to Newport Platform, enabling true edge infrastructure development
IRVINE, Calif. – June 11, 2019 – NGD Systems, Inc., the world leader in NVMe computational storage, today announced availability of the first scalable and edge-ready M.2 form factor solution that delivers 8TB with AI-ready computational storage. This latest infrastructure-enabling solution provides unprecedented scalability and capacity in a compact form factor for edge computing, hyperscale and Open Infrastructure (OCP/Open19) environments. Customers leveraging NGD Systems’ breakthrough technology will see measurable improvements in power, cost and physical footprint.
“Customers are always looking for a way to improve their scale and efficiency. NGD has developed breakthrough technology that’s NAND-flash agnostic, delivers the optimal solution to meet customer requirements and is built on industry-proven Arm technology for our compute resources,” said Richard Mataya, EVP and co-founder of NGD Systems.“NGD looks forward to seeing our expertise in HW design and SW development bring these new innovations to market. We believe this will fundamentally change the way data is stored and processed at the edge for content delivery networks (CDNs) and hyperscale environments.”
The storage ecosystem is evolving rapidly. Until now, hyperscale and edge compute platforms have relied on traditional storage infrastructure that lacks proper capacity and true usefulness. NGD Systems’ Newport Computational Storage Platform and new M.2 offering more than double current available capacity and provide innovative flash resources, all in a 22110 enterprise-class form factor. The platform’s programmable computational storage services (P-CSS) allow support for AI and other application workloads without moving data off the disk. Based on Arm Cortex processors running a 64-bit Linux operating system, the platform provides users maximum flexibility of their compute resources. As new storage platforms have been developed to deploy M.2 SSDs at scale, previous capacity restrictions have complicated users’ ability to manage data growth in this reduced form factor. NGD Systems helps enable proper scale by removing this capacity gap and analyzing data at the source on high-capacity drives.
“Direct processing of terabytes of data ‘In-situ’ delivers significant benefits in terms of latency, bandwidth and power savings. This, combined with the increasing compute capabilities of storage controllers, is driving the adoption of computational storage solutions,” said Neil Werdmuller, director of storage solutions, Arm. “The M.2 Newport offers greater scalability and enables customers to utilize Arm’s investment in the Linux open-source ecosystem to rapidly deploy custom workloads to the drive.”
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About NGD Systems
NGD Systems enables edge infrastructure success and growth by delivering the industry’s most innovative NVMe SSDs in the largest capacity and most power-efficient storage products available. The computational storage products overcome data gravity at the edge by removing the resource requirements to overcome mass-scale data inertia. This provides an increase in system-level performance for near-real-time processing at the edge where data is generated. In-situ processing, which increases efficiency for applications and mass datasets, wherever the data resides, is paramount to customer success. The Newport Platform radically reduces the network bandwidth required to analyze mass data sets and reduces the strain on customer infrastructure. NGD Systems’ products enable compute at the edge without moving data from storage devices, overcoming challenges that current system architectures cannot solve. NGD Systems’ breakthrough technology is ideal for hyperscale environments, edge computing and AI/data analytic applications. Founded in 2013 with headquarters in Irvine, Calif., NGD Systems has focused its breakthrough technology on delivering real solutions with real value to customers in ways that simplify implementation and use. For more information, please visit https://www.ngdsystems.com.
Scott Shadley, NGD Systems
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