NGD Systems Recognized by 451 Research as a ‘451 Firestarter’

NGD recognized for pioneering efforts in computational storage

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ComputationalStorageNGD 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.”

About NGD Systems

NGD Systems manufactures the world’s most advanced computational storage drives (CSDs) that allow customers to compute anywhere. The company provides the industry’s highest capacity NVMe SSDs that are the most power efficient while delivered in the smallest and most demanded form factor. Its products deliver compute resources to the data to dramatically reduce latency and the power required to deliver information from massive data sets nearly instantly. This enables customers to deliver results, like Hadoop acceleration or AI execution based on their customer facing service level agreements without requiring added hardware (GPU, FPGA, or other accelerating solutions). NGD System’s technology is ideal for edge computing networks, data-intensive AI/ML applications, stringent SLA environments, content delivery networks (CDNs) and hyperscale environments. Founded in 2013, with headquarters in Irvine, Calif. the company’s vision is to fundamentally change the IT Industry by bringing compute to data – with high capacity computational storage solutions that will scale to meet the quadrupling of data, and in form factors small enough to compute anywhere. For more information, please visit

About 451 Research

451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. More than 100 analysts and consultants provide essential insight to more than 2,000 client organizations globally through syndicated research, advisory services and live events. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of the 451 Group. Learn more about the 451 Research Firestarters.


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