NGD Systems Named a Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies By Gartner

Leading Analyst Firm Selects Innovative Companies in the Storage Market

IRVINE, Calif. – December 4, 2018 – NGD Systems, the leading computational storage company, announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies based on the November 2018 report titled, “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies” by Stanley Zaffos, Valdis Filks, Julia Palmer, and Julian Tirsu at Gartner, Inc. The report evaluates interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services in the storage technologies market.

“We feel it is an honor to be named a Gartner Cool Vendor,” said Nader Salessi, founder and CEO of NGD Systems. “Computational Storage will revolutionize the analysis of petabyte-scale datasets and edge computing applications by minimizing data movement between servers and storage, significantly increasing performance and reducing infrastructure footprint. We believe that the Gartner Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies designation validates our commitment to deliver computational storage to IT customers with petabyte-scale problems”.

Computational storage is a means to accelerate petabyte-scale problems in real-time analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), edge computing, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications by embedding processing within the storage infrastructure. NGD Systems computational storage devices utilize high-performance ARM processors and application-specific acceleration hardware as well as Linux containers to provide an environment that simplifies the migration of applications. At the same time, NGD Systems computational storage provides significant acceleration for petabyte-scale applications by minimizing the movement of massive data sets, improving overall performance and reducing costs.

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About NGD Systems
Founded in 2013 with its headquarters in Irvine, California, NGD Systems is a venture-funded company focused on creation of new category of storage devices that brings computation to data. NGD has designed its advanced proprietary NVMe controller technology which deploys patented Elastic FTL algorithm and Advanced LDPC Engines to provide industry leading capacity and scalability. The platform also deploys the patented In-Situ Processing technology to enable Computational Storage capability. The company is led by an executive team that helped drive and shape the flash storage industry, with decades in leadership positions with storage companies such as Western Digital, STEC, Memtech, and Micron. For more information, please visit

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