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NGD Systems Introduces Industry’s First Computational Storage for the Intelligent Edge


NGD Systems Adds M.2 Form Factor to Newport Platform, Enabling True Edge Infrastructure Development

NGD Systems, Inc., the world leader in NVMe computational storage, 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.

“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.”

“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.”

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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.

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“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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