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BRINGING INTELLIGENCE TO STORAGE

In-Situ Processing

NGD Systems SSD Controllers incorporate revolutionary “at storage” hardware acceleration putting the computational capability into the storage itself and eliminating the need to move data to main memory prior to processing. This evolutionary step forward enables new paradigms in Big Data Analytics processing:

  • Distributed Processing
  • Processing Capability scales with Storage Capacity
  • IO Intensive Applications
  • Opportunity for Heterogeneous Computing
    • HW Acceleration
    • Embedded Artificial Intelligence
    • Machine Learning

Elastic FTL

NGD Systems SSD Controllers use proprietary Elastic FTL and Advanced LDPC Engines to provide NAND Flash Agnostic capabilities and industry leading capacity scalability. This elasticity supports the ever changing availability of 3D NAND, QLC NAND, and future NAND device specifications.

Power & Weight

NGD Systems Catalina SSD has the lowest Watts Per TB rating in the industry.

NGD Systems Catalina-2 Computational Storage SSD:

Revolutionizing the Processing of Large Data Set Applications

How can storage and application architects avoid moving large data sets across busses and datacenter networks? The NGD Systems Catalina 2 is a second-generation NVMe™ SSD that was built to address this specific issue. Storage architects confront how to scale applications in their storage environments without significantly increasing costs.

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NGD Systems to Showcase FAISS Running on In-Situ based NVMe SSDs at the 2018 OCP Summit, March 20-21, 2018

Irvine, Calif. , March 13, 2018 - Company also showcasing Computational Storage at CloudFest 2018, March 12-15, 2018 NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, announced today that it will showcase […]

NGD Systems Completes Series B Financing

Irvine, CA, March 13, 2018 - NGD Systems completes its Series B round of financing to continue development and marketing of its Intelligent Storage Products -NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in […]

”Intelligent Storage” Market Survey Shows Growing Problem Moving Large Data Sets for a Variety of Applications

Irvine, CA, December 12, 2017 - Need to move large datasets for Big Data, IoT, and ML/AI adversely impacts application performance and storage/networking/server costs, according to a recent survey from NGD […]

NGD Systems Announces the Industry’s Highest Capacity SSD

Irvine, CA, February 22, 2017 - “Bringing Intelligence to Storage” ™ NGD Systems, a pioneer creating intelligent solid state drives (SSD) for public and private cloud data centers, today announced the […]

NGD Systems joins OpenFog Consortium to advance adoption of Fog Computing

Irvine, CA, Oct 6, 2016 - Its pioneering work in moving computation to data helps define the intelligent endpoints necessary in a fog computing architecture NGD Systems, a storage pioneer creating […]

Enterprise SSD Storage Startup NxGn Data Changes Name to NGD Systems

Irvine, CA , August 17, 2016 - Name change better reflects system-level storage solutions NxGn Data, Inc., a storage pioneer creating intelligent solid state drives (SSDs) for the cloud data center, is […]

NxGn Data At FMS 2016

Irvine, CA , August 3, 2016 – NxGn Data, Inc., is attending the Flash Memory Summit 2016 from August 9-11. Connect with us there!  To set up a briefing, contact Elaine […]

NxGn Data Awarded a Phase 1 SBIR Grant from the NSF for Storage Analytics

Irvine, CA, December 16, 2015– NxGn Data, Inc., a storage pioneer creating intelligent SSDs for the data center, announces that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research […]

UPCOMING EVENTS

Event Date: 7th May, 2018
Event Location: New York, NY
Event Organizer: CDS

Event Date: May 8-9, 2018
Event Location: New York, NY
Event Organizer: Streaming Media East

Event Date: 21-25th May, 2018
Event Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Event Organizer: IEEE

COMPANY

At NGD Systems, we produce an innovative Intelligent platform that allows users to create, manage, and execute applications within our SSD storage solutions via our In-Situ Processing. This allows users to utilize core platforms in Storage, Content Delivery, Server, Rack and Power solutions that allow for an optimal SW and HW ecosystem. The creation of a Computational Storage platform furthers the storage architect’s ability to scale their Storage needs.

Founded in 2013, with offices in Irvine, CA and Boise, ID, NGD Systems is a privately held company led by Nader Salessi, Founder & CEO, Vladimir Alves, Co-Founder & CTO, and Richard Mataya, Co-Founder & EVP. These three veterans each have over a decade in the SSD industry working for such companies as Western Digital, STEC, and Memtech in various executive capacities and have helped drive and shape the SSD Storage industry during this period of rapid growth and expansion.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Nader Salessi
Nader SalessiCEO, Founder
Vladimir Alves
Vladimir Alves CTO, Co-Founder
Richard Mataya
Richard Mataya EVP, Co-Founder
Bill Haberlin
Bill Haberlin CSO
Alfredo Talavera
Alfredo Talavera CFO
Eli Tiomkin
Eli Tiomkin VP Business Development
Scott Shadley
Scott Shadley VP of Marketing

CAREERS

Open Positions

We are currently seeking Top Talent in the the following areas:

Job Title: Firmware Engineer

Job Duties: NGD Systems is introducing a new class of Solid State Drive (SSD) that is In-Situ enabled, and truly brings intelligence to storage.  That effort needs a Principal Firmware Engineer to help develop high-performance controller firmware for this innovative non-volatile storage system that incorporates advanced compute capabilities. In this position, you will create firmware for NGD’s proprietary storage controllers and help us realize its maximum potential from a performance, capacity, and power perspective.  In our collaborative environment, you’ll work with other firmware engineers, our ASIC team, and the hardware, test and validation groups, solving cross-functional design issues and introducing new and innovative code. For this role, you must have a high level of self-motivation and dedication, have the ability to work well in a small, team-based environment, multitask effectively, and apply excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work in partnership with the architectural team to define the overall FW strategy and then work to implement and test the FW solution
  • Interpret system architecture into subcomponent modules to be realized in firmware
  • Ensure that the firmware is delivered at the highest quality level, utilizing an Agile like approach of iterative, test-driven development and continuous integration
  • Mentor and educate the team, providing technical input, and work effectively inside and outside the group
  • Developing structured source code targeting the embedded environment associated with state of the art memory
  • Performing design verification using a variety of verification methods, including simulation, FPGA prototyping, and product testing
  • Focusing on firmware quality in the system and the target application
  • Using analysis equipment or software to address functional or performance issues within the firmware and hardware in test environments or target host systems

Requirements: Successful candidates for this position must have:

  • The ability to work well in a team-based environment
  • The ability to multitask effectively in fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A high level of self-motivation, and dedication
  • Proficiency debugging an embedded firmware application
  • The ability to find creative solutions to difficult problems
  • Proficiency in using development tools and Integrated Development Environments (IDE’s)
  • The ability to analyze complex firmware and hardware issues
  • A high level of skill in problem re-creation and trapping as well as identifying and optimizing performance of critical algorithms
  • Hands-on experience in firmware development and verification, system failure analysis, and problem solving
  • A working knowledge of digital hardware design and test equipment such as protocol analyzers, logic/bus analyzers and scopes, is optional but highly desired

Education:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science, with minimum of 5 years of experience, or
  • MS in similar disciplines with three years of experience.

To apply, send your resume to: hr@ngdsystems.com

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members’ disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Job Title: Software Engineer

Salary: $100,000 per year

Job Duties: Develop high-performance software, applications and drivers for a new class of storage with embedded compute capability. Modification of embedded controller firmware for an innovative non-volatile memory system with advanced storage and compute capabilities; Assist in evaluating, designing, and building application environments and interface protocols for new high-performance storage products based on SoC and FPGA designs; Work closely with firmware engineers, firmware test engineers, ASIC engineers, system hardware design engineers, product engineers, and production engineers to solve cross-functional design issues; Demonstrate functionality and trouble-shoot implementation issues with prospects requiring computational storage capability; and application development on Intel CPUs (Pentium and Xeon) using Microsoft or Linux operating systems. Limited domestic and international travel, up to 15 days total annually, to perform demos and implement systems at customer sites, including debug.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or Electronics Engineering, or closely related field or foreign equivalent; Two years of experience in computer networking, including interconnect schemes, packet inspection and security protocols; Two years of direct experience performing administration tasks as well as developing applications and drivers in operating systems, including Microsoft, Unix, and Linux. One year of experience in using scripting and programming languages, including PERL, TCL and C/C++.

To apply, send your resume to: hr@ngdsystems.com

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members’ disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

Job Title: Hardware Engineer

Job Duties: NGD Systems is introducing a new class of Solid State Drive (SSD) that is In-Situ enabled, and truly brings intelligence to storage.  That effort needs a Senior Hardware Engineer to help develop high-performance electronics for this innovative non-volatile storage system.  In this position, you will help create the electronic subsystems and PCBAs on which proprietary NGD storage controllers are employed and help us realize their maximum potential from a performance, capacity, and power perspective.  In our collaborative environment, you’ll work with other hardware engineers, our ASIC team, and the firmware, test and validation groups, solving cross-functional design issues and introduce new and innovative platforms. For this role, you must have a high level of self-motivation and dedication, have the ability to work well in a team-based environment, multitask effectively, and apply excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define requirements for electronic subsystems
  • Publish and maintain (PCB) layout and design guidelines while considering feasibility, functionality, cost, and time to market
  • Develop electronic circuits using simulation/modeling tools to achieve best in class metrics for signal integrity, emissions, and susceptibility
  • Work with the PCB layout group to achieve technically robust and cost-efficient board layouts
  • Identify and resolve cross-functional development issues
  • Define and approve changes to printed circuit boards and assemblies
  • Responsible for Bill of Materials (BOM’s) for all builds from concept to early production
  • Participate in the integration of electronics, firmware, and mechanical components during the development of new products
  • Lead for Failure Analysis and reporting, including resolution of issues found in validation testing
  • Recommend appropriate technical tradeoffs in product design
  • Participate in the conceptual and architectural definition of new products

Requirements:

  • BS +3 or more yrs. related experience, or MS +1 or more yrs. related experience
  • Experience in digital and analog electronic design for high volume manufacturing
  • Previous direct experience with SSD or storage products
  • Experience with Cadence schematic, layout and simulation tools a plus

Detailed knowledge of power supply design and simulation a plus

To apply, send your resume to: hr@ngdsystems.com

We recruit, hire, train, promote, discipline and provide other conditions of employment without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran’s status, or other classifications protected under law. This includes providing reasonable accommodation for team members’ disabilities or religious beliefs and practices.

To apply, send your resume to: hr@ngdsystems.com





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NGD Systems joins OpenFog Consortium to advance adoption of Fog Computing 2018-04-10T04:27:50+00:00

Its pioneering work in moving computation to data helps define the intelligent endpoints necessary in a fog computing architecture

NGD Systems, a storage pioneer creating intelligent solid state drives (SSDs) for the cloud data center, announces it has joined the OpenFog Consortium, the global organization that is driving advancements in fog computing in order to solve the latency, bandwidth and communications challenges associated with IoT, 5G communications, and artificial intelligence.

Fog computing is an emerging horizontal architecture for computing, storage, control, and networking that distributes these key services closer to end users along the cloud-to-things continuum. The OpenFog Consortium is a public-private ecosystem, formed to create an open framework architecture for efficient and reliable networks and intelligent endpoints combined with identifiable, secure, and privacy-friendly information flows between clouds, endpoints, and services, all based on open standard technologies.

“With its pioneering work in bringing computation to the storage device itself, NGD Systems is adding immediate value to the work around intelligent endpoints to drive down latency – a critical part of the OpenFog architecture,” said Helder Antunes, Chairman of the OpenFog Consortium. “Their work in storage will be highly valuable as we develop the OpenFog framework architecture and use cases that will ultimately lead to real innovation in areas such as autonomous vehicles, drone deliveries and more.”

At the heart of the company’s SSD solution is its patented data processing technology, called In-Situ Processing, which executes on the data residing in the storage device, rather than moving the data out of storage into the processor subsystem for analysis. This processing ensures low latency, lowest power consumption with higher performance.

“NGD Systems is dedicated to collaborating with other technical evangelists in the advancement of fog computing”, states Nader Salessi, Founder and CEO of NGD Systems. “Our work with the OpenFog Consortium will allow us to leverage our capabilities in storage and the computation of data directly in storage, and will offer greater enhancements to the fog computing architecture.”.

About OpenFog

The OpenFog Consortium accelerates the deployment of fog computing technologies through the development of an open architecture that identifies core technologies and capabilities such as distributed computing, networking and storage that will support intelligence at the edge of IoT. The OpenFog Consortium was formed by ARM, Cisco, Dell, Intel, Microsoft Corp, and Princeton University in November 2015, and has 46 members in North America, Europe and Asia, representing the leading thinkers and innovators in fog computing. For more information, visit www.openfogconsortium.org and on Twitter @openfog.

About NGD Systems, Inc.

NGD Systems (formerly known as NxGn Data, Inc.) focuses on the next generation of Intelligent SSD Solutions. With a vision of moving computation to data, the company is creating a converged platform delivering both enterprise SSD storage and taking the concept of “compute to data” efficiently and cost effectively. The company holds a number of patents in key areas and was founded in 2013 by SSD industry veterans with more than 100 years of SSD experience, working for such companies as Western Digital, STEC and Memtech. In their various executive roles, the founders have helped drive and shape the storage industry during a period of rapid growth and expansion.  The company is based in Irvine, Calif.  For more information visit www.ngdsystems.com and on Twitter @NGDSys.

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Media Contact:

For media inquiries, contact Elaine Marshall at PR@NGDSystems.com (949) 466-6303

Enterprise SSD Storage Startup NxGn Data Changes Name to NGD Systems 2018-04-10T04:27:10+00:00

Name change better reflects system-level storage solutions

NxGn Data, Inc., a storage pioneer creating intelligent solid state drives (SSDs) for the cloud data center, is changing its name to NGD Systems effective immediately. The name change highlights the system-level capabilities that the company enables directly in storage subsystems. The company unveiled the new name at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara last week, with 108 exhibitors and more than 6,000 attendees.

At the heart of the company’s solution is its patented data processing technology, called In-Situ Processing, which executes on the data residing in the storage device, rather than moving the data out of storage into the processor for analysis. This processing ensures low latency, lowest power consumption with higher performance. This new storage capability is built on a foundation of an enterprise-grade SSD, featuring end-to-end data protection and powerful error correcting code (ECC), as well as additional key capabilities required by the data center, including enhanced quality of service (QoS), 3D TLC NAND enablement, and support for very high capacities.

“NGD Systems focuses on providing solutions that enable the computation of data directly in storage, and changing the company’s name to NGD Systems reflects the system level capabilities that we bring into storage solutions,” said Nader Salessi, founder and chief executive officer of NGD Systems.

About NGD Systems, Inc.

NGD Systems (formerly known as NxGn Data, Inc.) focuses on the next generation of Intelligent SSD Solutions. With a vision of moving computation to data, the company is creating a converged platform delivering both enterprise SSD storage and taking the concept of “compute to data” efficiently and cost effectively. The company holds a number of patents in key areas and was founded in 2013 by SSD industry veterans with more than 100 years of SSD experience, working for such companies as Western Digital, STEC and Memtech. In their various executive roles, the founders have helped drive and shape the storage industry during a period of rapid growth and expansion.  The company is based in Irvine, Calif.

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Media Contact:

For media inquiries, contact Elaine Marshall at PR@NGDSystems.com (949) 466-6303

NxGn Data At FMS 2016 2018-04-10T04:27:27+00:00

– NxGn Data, Inc., is attending the Flash Memory Summit 2016 from August 9-11. Connect with us there!  To set up a briefing, contact Elaine Marshall at (949) 466-6303.

www.flashmemorysummit.com

NxGn Data Awarded a Phase 1 SBIR Grant from the NSF for Storage Analytics 2018-04-10T04:27:42+00:00

– NxGn Data, Inc., a storage pioneer creating intelligent SSDs for the data center, announces that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  This grant will support ongoing research and development of NxGn Data’s In-Situ Processing for SSD products.  With a key goal of substantially improving overall data processing performance and energy efficiency in the data center, NxGn’s In-Situ processing will enable the next generation computational capabilities that will fuel future data analytics innovation.

“We’ve made great strides in developing our fundamental SSD technology, with a working prototype now running in our lab,” stated Nader Salessi, CEO and founder of NxGn Data. “With the backing of the NSF through this SBIR grant, we can now accelerate the development of the product’s In-Situ capability.  Creating open standards and a seamless integration path is critical for the widespread adoption of computational storage.  This grant should go a long way towards creating a solid ecosystem in which storage analytics can flourish and further innovation can be realized.”

In-Situ processing and the idea of computational storage will mean substantial benefits in the area of data analytics.  By giving each storage node the ability to process data under the explicit control of the user’s application, significant power and performance advantages can be realized.  When a computational request is initiated, only the computational request and the resulting data need transfer over the storage interface, greatly reducing the interface traffic and significantly reducing the required power.  This is critical with Big Data applications, where the datasets are large and transferring data over the interface can be time consuming and power intensive.  The key element needed to make In-Situ processing a success is a simple but robust environment, which the NSF SBIR grant will help NxGn Data realize.

About the SBIR:

The NSF Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program seeks to transform scientific discovery into societal and economic benefit by catalyzing private sector commercialization of technological innovations. The program increases the incentive and opportunity for startups and small businesses (<500 employees) to undertake cutting-edge, high-quality scientific research and development and commercialize new ideas. http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1548968

About NxGn Data, Inc.

Founded in mid-2013, with offices in Irvine, CA & Hsinchu, Taiwan, NxGn Data, Inc. is a privately held company focused on the design and manufacture of a new generation of Intelligent SSD Solutions.  The company is led by Nader Salessi, Founder & CEO, Vladimir Alves, Co-Founder & CTO, and Richard Mataya, Co-Founder & SVP SSD Solutions. These three SSD industry veterans have worked together for over a decade at companies such as Western Digital, STEC, and Memtech in various executive capacities and have helped drive and shape the industry during this period of rapid growth and expansion.

Media Contact:

For press inquiries, contact PR@NxGnData.com 949-870-9148

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