Scott Shadley

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About Scott Shadley

Scott has spent over 20 years in the Semiconductor and storage space in MFG, Design and Marketing. His experience spans over 15 years at Micron and time at STEC. His efforts have help lead to products in the market with over $300M in revenue.

Finding that Pumpkin Cutout Template Faster – Reducing Servers, Accelerating CDN Applications

2018-11-01T09:05:36+00:00

In our last blog, we discussed some of the ways that computational storage can improve transactional capacity and reduce costs for Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) within their standard storage growth. In this blog, we will examine one example of how NGD Systems computational storage solid-state drives (SSDs) increased performance for an application known as Facebook Artificial Intelligence Similarity Search, or FAISS. Image similarity searches are the next generation of search capability for websites – it allows [...]

Finding that Pumpkin Cutout Template Faster – Reducing Servers, Accelerating CDN Applications2018-11-01T09:05:36+00:00

New Storage Technologies That Can Improve CDN Competitiveness

2018-11-01T09:05:10+00:00

Traditionally, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) have focused on achieving competitiveness by driving system performance up and driving hardware costs down. From a hardware perspective, the focus has always been on three specific attributes: transfer rates (measured in packets per second, or PPS); power consumption of the total solution (less is better), and total hardware capital expense (CapEx). CDNs mechanized this by buying servers from original design manufacturers (ODMs) such as Hyve Solutions, Ciara, and Quanta Cloud [...]

New Storage Technologies That Can Improve CDN Competitiveness2018-11-01T09:05:10+00:00

How Hyperscale Companies and Telecom Carriers Impact CDN Competitiveness

2018-11-01T09:04:57+00:00

As we discussed in our first blog in this series, the Content Delivery Network (CDN) business is an evolving one. The greatest changes in the CDN business is the entrance of telecom service providers (Orange, Verizon, ATT, Ericsson and others also known as “telcos”) and hyperscale companies we know as GAMFA (Google, AWS, MSFT, FB and Apple) and BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent) into this market. The reason these groups entered the market are different: telcos [...]

How Hyperscale Companies and Telecom Carriers Impact CDN Competitiveness2018-11-01T09:04:57+00:00

The Metrics of the Content Delivery Network Business

2018-11-01T09:04:39+00:00

There is a handful of metrics that define success or failure in the Content Delivery Network (CDN) business. They include the following: Total transaction capacity (TTC): Measures how many transactions the CDN can service concurrently. Bigger is better. Average cost per transaction (ACP): Essentially the total amortized cost of the CDN (hardware, software, people, energy, real estate, etc.) divided by the total transaction capacity. Smaller is better. Average revenue per transaction(RPT) : The total revenue of [...]

The Metrics of the Content Delivery Network Business2018-11-01T09:04:39+00:00

The Evolution of the Content Delivery Network Business

2018-11-01T09:03:44+00:00

More likely than not, you have interacted with several content delivery networks (CDNs) today. Whether browsing popular websites, downloading new applications, or watching web-based video streaming services, CDNs are the virtual backbone of today’s internet. CDNs allow companies large and small to get physical closer to their customers, and to scale their delivery needs dynamically to support seasonal peaks in business, as well as long-term business growth. CDNs provide proxy services for nearly all websites in [...]

The Evolution of the Content Delivery Network Business2018-11-01T09:03:44+00:00

Computational Storage and the Storage Developer Conference

2018-11-01T09:10:32+00:00

Today I had the opportunity to speak at the 2018 Storage Developers Conference in Santa Clara, California about deploying computational storage. It was a great opportunity to evangelize to a group of developers about the value of computational storage, and how to successfully deploy computational storage to solve real-world problems. Given the number of presenters talking about NVMe, it was really great to be able to build upon the momentum that they created to explain how [...]

Computational Storage and the Storage Developer Conference2018-11-01T09:10:32+00:00

NGD Systems Awarded NSF Phase IIB SBIR

2018-11-08T00:22:25+00:00

Today NGD Systems was given SBIR Phase IIB award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue its work on in-situ processing. The award is a continuation of the SBIR Phase I award that we received in 2016. For a venture capital funded company, the value of this award is the vote of confidence that it represents in computational storage and in the ability of NGD Systems to commercialize this technology (though the money is also [...]

NGD Systems Awarded NSF Phase IIB SBIR2018-11-08T00:22:25+00:00

Where Can Computational Storage Make a Difference?

2018-11-01T09:10:11+00:00

This week in Las Vegas, VMWare held the VMworld 2018 summit. While a lot of the discussion was about moving applications to the cloud, there was equally as much discussion about edge computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and petabyte-scale real-time analytics. While computational storage can’t help with the first of these topics (at least not until AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud starts using our products), we can definitely help with the last two of [...]

Where Can Computational Storage Make a Difference?2018-11-01T09:10:11+00:00

NGD Systems Co-Chairs New SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group

2018-11-12T10:18:02+00:00

TWG activities will set the framework for standardization and interoperability of industry product offerings IRVINE, Calif. – November 12, 2018 – Today NGD Systems announced that they have joined a newly formed SNIA Technical Work Group (TWG) that will focus on Computational Storage. The purpose of the Computational Storage TWG will be to create standards to promote the interoperability of computational storage devices, as well as to define interface standards for system deployment, provisioning, management, and [...]

NGD Systems Co-Chairs New SNIA Computational Storage Technical Work Group2018-11-12T10:18:02+00:00

NGD Systems Awarded Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research by the National Science Foundation

2018-11-08T00:29:38+00:00

Award demonstrates continued commitment to deployment of In-Situ Processing and its ability to boost Computational Storage performance. IRVINE, Calif. – September 20, 2018 – NGD Systems, Inc., the leader in computational storage, today announced the award of a Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to the company by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant enables NGD Systems to continue the work originally funded in the 2016 Phase I SBIR grant on developing applications [...]

NGD Systems Awarded Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research by the National Science Foundation2018-11-08T00:29:38+00:00