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

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.”

Product details include:

  • M.2 22110 form factor
  • Up to 8TB of raw capacity
  • Average power of <1 W/TB
  • Full power-loss protection
  • Industry-leading QoS
  • In-situ processing to deliver compute to data

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


Scott Shadley, NGD Systems

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