NGD Systems Recognized by 451 Research as a 451 Firestarter

Sep 27 2019

NGD Systems

NGD recognized for pioneering efforts in computational storage


IRVINE, Calif. September 26, 2019 – NGD Systems, Inc., the world leader in NVMe Computational Storage, today announced it has received a 451 Firestarter award from leading technology research and advisory firm 451 Research, recognizing the company’s pioneering efforts in computational storage.


451 Research’s Firestarter program recognizes exceptional innovation within the information technology industry. Introduced in 2018, and awarded quarterly, the program is exclusively analyst-led, allowing its team of technology and market experts to highlight organizations they believe are significantly contributing to the overall pace and extent of innovation in the technology market.


NGD was recognized for its success in developing the world’s most advanced computational storage drives that allow customers to compute anywhere. This is the latest in a series of milestones for NGD in 2019. Earlier this year, the company announced the general availability of its 16TB U.2 NVMe SSD, the first of the Newport Platform of products. The company later introduced a 32TB U.2 NVMe SSD, doubling capacity without increasing size. NGD also released an ultra-compact M.2 form factor solution ideal for edge environments. Finally, the company announced that it has embedded the Azure IoT Edge service directly within its Computational Storage SSDs, making them the only platform to support the service directly within a storage device.


“Computational storage has emerged as a cutting-edge new technology that minimizes data movement, delivering significantly better results for hyperscale, edge and content delivery network (CDN) customers,” said Scott Shadley, VP of Marketing, NGD Systems. “NGD has been at the forefront of this revolution, creating the industry’s highest capacity NVMe SSDs that are also the most power efficient and contained within the smallest form factor. Rather than just offloading processing with GPU or FPGA accelerators, NGD has embraced an entirely new way to do compute and storage. We’re thrilled to have these innovations honored by 451 Research.”


“Computational storage significantly accelerates data-intensive applications such as machine learning and real-time analytics. The most distinctive qualities of NGD’s computational flash drives are their flexibility and ease of deployment,” said Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “NGD’s innovative approach is set to drive take up of computational storage, and deserves recognition and a 451 Firestarter award.”

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