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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 Systems and G2M Research.

 

Irvine, Calif. – December 12, 2017:

 

G2M Research, an analyst firm covering the Non-Volatile Memory Express® (NVMe) marketplace, today released the results of its recent survey on the need for “Intelligence storage” for applications with large data sets. The survey, sponsored by NGD Systems, was conducted across 112 respondents from organizations involved in Big Data, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

 

The purpose of the study was to gauge whether the movement of large data sets across existing processing and storage architectures negatively impacts the cost and usability of the data by applications. The results of the survey show that existing compute and storage architectures adversely impact the performance and cost of these applications, and that new architectures are needed if these applications are to continue to scale in size and capabilities.

 

“Datasets for applications such as Big Data, AI/ML, and IoT continue to grow at an exponential rate,” said Mike Heumann, Managing Partner, G2M Research. “Our research study shows that the majority of users in these application spaces are very concerned about how this growth will impact their ability to use these applications over the next 12 months. The majority of these end-users also believe that new approaches like processing data within storage devices will be necessary to overcome existing data movement bottlenecks.”

 

The movement of very large data stores is increasingly critical for real-time analytics in a variety of applications. However, this data movement is not without cost or impact. The key findings of the survey include the following:

 

1.    52% of respondents consider the movement of large data stores between storage systems, storage devices, and servers will be a significant problem for their organization either today or within the next 12 months.

 

2.    92% of respondents expect that data movement will adversely impact their organization, with 62% responding that it will impact server, networking, or storage costs, 48% saying it will impact application performance, and 29% saying it will limit the way data can be used.

 

3.    Over 79% of respondents believe that current processing/storage architectures will not be able to handle the amount of data in their industry in the next 5 years.

 

4.    64% of respondents believe that processing or preprocessing data inside storage systems/devices could help solve the data movement problem.

 

G2M Research has produced a report and infographic summarizing the data from the survey, which is available at http://g2minc.com/research.

 

“As the capacity of SSD drives and the number of SSDs within servers continue to increase, moving the data out of these drives into the CPUs will be become exponentially harder and more cumbersome” said Nader Salessi, President and CEO of NGD Systems. “The G2M Research survey clearly illustrates the issues that large data sets present to application architects for Big Data, IoT, and AI/ML, among others. In-situ processing like that of the NGD Systems Catalina 2 SSD provide a compelling alternative to moving large amounts of data between storage systems, storage devices, and servers/CPU complexes.”

 

One of the most promising concepts to address the storage-CPU bottleneck is the use of in-situ processing within storage devices. In-situ processing revolutionizes the deployment of a variety of applications that today require huge clusters of expensive multi-socket servers with large amounts of RAM. By significantly reducing the amount of data that has to be moved between storage systems/devices and servers/CPUs/GPUs, in-situ processing within NVMe flash solid-state drives (SSDs) can significantly reduce network size/complexity, CPU/GPU workload, and power consumption for applications utilizing high number of IOs.

 

NGD’s Catalina II NVMe SSD enables the capability of in-situ processing, and is the first product to help reset the CPU/GPU-storage gap and improve the data center TCOs. NGD’s NVMe SSDs also has the industry’s highest capacities and lowest power per TB (W/TB).

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Source: http://www.ngdsystems.com/pr_20171212.html

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Bayshore Industrial Cyber Protection Platform Honored for Exceptional Innovation BETHESDA, Md., July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bayshore Networks, the leading provider of cyber protection for industrial infrastructure, today announced that the Bayshore Industrial Cyber Protection Platform has received a 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution magazine and IoT Evolution World, the leading magazine and Web site covering IoT technologies. IoT-POTY_17.jpg
The Bayshore Industrial Cyber Protection Platform provides all the necessary tools required to defend Operational Technology (OT) infrastructure against sophisticated, complex attack systems, allow industrial data to be shared, enable the managed interconnection of industrial assets, and reduce cyber security concerns. The platform incorporates state of the art threat intelligence, and operates at scale, providing visualization of industrial assets, anomaly and intrusion detection, high-performance deep filtration of industrial protocols, policy enforced alerting and/or blocking of unauthorized traffic, and transformation of industrial data to business formats.
“We are delighted to be recognized as Product of the Year by IoT Evolution,” said Mike Dager, Bayshore CEO. “The Bayshore Industrial Cyber Protection Platform represents breakthrough innovation enabling customers to deploy preventative, defense-in-depth technologies that stop industrial cyber threats before they start, and unlock the business benefits heralded by the Industrial Internet.” “The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Product of Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the machine to machine market today. It is my honor to congratulate Bayshore Networks for their innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving IoT industry,” said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution. “It is my pleasure to recognize the Bayshore Industrial Cyber Protection Platform, an innovative solution that earned Bayshore Networks the 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to seeing more innovation from Bayshore in the future.” The Bayshore Industrial Cyber Protection Platform The comprehensive Bayshore Industrial Cyber Protection Platform uniquely offers customers a long-term solution by providing the following capabilities and features in a single tightly integrated, extensible and scalable architecture: Visibility
  • Discovery – non-disruptive, automated identification and inventory of devices, networks, and systems throughout the Operational Technology (OT) environment delivers actionable visibility and reporting.
  • Detection – real-time monitoring and deep content filtration of industrial protocols offers actionable insights by identifying changes to assets and traffic, anomalies from baseline behavior, and violations of specific pre-established policies.
Protection
  • Prevention – active alerting and optional blocking of offending communication and commands prevent cyber threats from affecting targeted objects and data. Because Bayshore operates at line speed, and protection is provided at a fine-grained transaction level, authorized traffic flows unimpeded allowing normal workflows to continue even in the face of ongoing cyberattacks.
Connection
  • Optimization – Conversion of industrial data into formats consumable by business analytics programs supports digital transformation and Six Sigma process improvement initiatives, including reductions in cost, waste, energy consumption, and improvements in safety, efficiency, quality, and timeliness.
  • Innovation – Extending protection outside the plant, Bayshore can establish trusted communication channels with outside entities, while controlling the content communicated over those channels. Third party contractors, for instance, can be allowed remote access to a specific machine, while their interactions with that machine can be policy protected to prevent unauthorized activity. In the same way, communication with external partners, suppliers and service providers can be established and controlled, allowing secure confident connection to the Industrial Internet.
For more information on the Bayshore Industrial Cyber Protection Platform, visit www.bayshorenetworks.com/platform. The winners of the 2017 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award will be published in the next issue of IoT Evolution magazine. About Bayshore Networks Bayshore Networks is the leading provider of industrial cyber protection. The Company’s award-winning Industrial Cyber Protection Platform unlocks the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), providing enterprises with unprecedented visibility into their Operational Technology (OT) infrastructure while safely and securely protecting ICS systems, industrial applications, networks, machines, and workers from cyber threats. Bayshore’s strategic partners include among others Arista, AT&T, BAE, Cisco, Dell, SAP, VMware, and Yokogawa. Bayshore is a privately held company headquartered in Washington, DC and backed by Trident Capital Cybersecurity, Yokogawa, Samsung Next, and BGV Capital. For more information, visit www.bayshorenetworks.com
[border_divider_fit_page_content] Source: https://www.bayshorenetworks.com/news/bayshore-networks-launches-industrys-first-industrial-cyber-protection-icp-platform-0
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Anik Bose (BGV General Partner) will participate in a IoT Summit panel discussion on International Industrial IoT tech and Investments trends in Tel Aviv on November 14th. The panel will also include: · Dede Goldschmidt, Managing Director Venture Investments, Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center Israel · Matt Carbonara, Sr. Director of Corporate Development and Cisco Investments, Cisco · Mony Hassid, General Manager, Managing Director, Microsoft Ventures · Gadi Toren, Investment Partner at Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) The panel discussion will focus on the technologies/models which interact with IoT to create better industrial solutions: A.I, Analytics, Machine Vision, Machine Learning, Drones, Industrial-focused Cyber Security, etc
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Anik Bose and Eric Buatois (General Partners at BGV) share their perspective on securing the Internet of Things. We believe that the intersection of IoT and Security will present a profound opportunity for technology innovation and Venture backed start-ups to create value. This belief is based on several factors.  First the attack area presented by the IoT is immense.  The broad surface area is created by the billions of connected devices and the IoT need for Cloning of Things (for example two cloned devices can still be associated and work together) – this opens up backdoors for all kinds of illegal activity.  Furthermore the IoT opens up opportunities for malicious substitution of things, eavesdropping attacks, man-in-the-middle attacks, firmware replacement attacks and extraction of security parameters to name a few specific threats.  We also know from experience that end points tend to be weak in dealing with security and that IoT devices have constrained resources making the implementation of security at the device level challenging.  As a consequence the economic cost of breaches could be staggering. Securing the IoT presents a unique set of policy challenges since the data and information generated by various IoT applications will be extremely sensitive. Who owns it? How can it be shared? Does it belong to the supplier or the customers? Can the data cross international boundaries (i.e. critical energy grids)? Policies, which do not exist today, will have to be defined, put in place and enforced.  As an example, will data have to be encrypted to move from one data center to another one within the same cloud or between different clouds? The cost and availability of security solutions will also shape the policies. These policies will either rely upon open standards or even generate the creation of new standards. Traditional security is an all IP approach but an all IP approach is unlikely to work because both standards and IoT communications over CoAP are not fully evolved.  802.15.4 defines security procedures but it is still evolving while work within the standards is only focused on end to end security and secure group communications.  So standardization will be a key factor enabling the development of effective security solutions versus ineffective “pieced together” solutions with the help of consulting firms.  Traditional solutions like Sandboxing, signature based detection will not work in an IoT environment.  IoT security solutions will need to manage tradeoffs between performance and security as well as choose between distributed or centralized architectures.  Centralized architectures like Trust Center (Zigbee), 6LBR (Border Router for 6LoWPan) and Central key distribution (KDC) are emerging and are likely to be winners against decentralized mechanisms that require strong P2P mechanisms which are very difficult to implement. While we are still in the early days of IoT adoption there are a few good examples of startup innovation at the intersection of Security and IoT : –       Device Authentication (eg Launchkey) –       RTOS (eg Mocana, Icon Labs and Red Balloon Security), Wireless Sensor Networks (eg Sensalyze acquired by ARM, Dust Networks and Green Pack) –       End to End systems for Key management (eg Dyadic security) and Intrusion detection systems (eg Argus, ScadaFence). These technology segments can address broad application areas and tend to be industry agnostic.  However success in these areas will likely require partnerships with Sensor Vendors in this space. The winning companies are likely to be the one not only creating and or supporting emerging IOT standards but also understanding the critical policies needed to manage, share and exchange critical IOT information. BGV is building key partnerships to source innovation and build companies that will secure the IoT.  These include relationships with IoT focused accelerators, Corporate Partners and University incubators.
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Eric Buatois, BGV General Partner shares his perspective on the opportunities for Venture investing in IoT We are preparing ourselves for a new world where personal devices, cars, glasses, and watches will be connected to the internet for the benefits of the consumer. New smart cities connecting existing infrastructure promise a better environment for consumers. Our new connected homes are envisioned to  automatically secure, and control heating and air conditioning. However all the above emerging market segments demand a fundamentally new consumer behavior.  Such large changes will only occur if large consumer brands invest in creating the demand and providing the right solution at the right price. Large software companies such as Google and Apple are expanding their market footprint acquiring various hardware companies to expand their sensor product portfolio, penetrating deeper in the home and the life of consumers as part of their IoT strategy. To exploit the value creation opportunities presented by the Internet of Things Consumer Internet companies process 70% of the consumer data going through their sites and expect this to increase over time. At the other end of the spectrum large industrial corporations process only 1% of the data generated by their installed industrial equipment.  Furthermore these companies face increasing pressures to increase their top line revenues, grow customer loyalty and adopt new technologies at the risk of being dis intermediated..  Industrial segments such as oil & gas, utilities, manufacturing, commercial and industrial building automation, medical equipment providers and hospitals are facing a revolution where the data and services created around the data captured by their core equipment will generate high shareholder returns. Companies such as General electric, Honeywell, ABB, Siemens, United Technology, Whirlpool, Bosch, Ford, Renault, Volkswagen need to implement a cultural change whereby gathering customer data and selling it as a service will become as important if not more important than delivering superior products.  But corporations in these industries will face difficulties in attracting the top software talent needed to build these solutions. The current lack of trained data scientist and bid/data analytic experts combined with a low-tech brand image put these industrial companies at a disadvantage when it comes to recruiting this “scarce skilled talent.” Therefore it is not surprising to see companies like General Electric, Honeywell, ABB, Siemens, United Technology, and many international Car manufacturers coming to Silicon Valley with the goals of building a business intelligence hub and developing local eco systems.  But will this be enough? Certainly not. Google, Microsoft, Facebook can buy sensors, consumer devices, robot companies and integrate them effectively in their customer value delivery engine. Now, if Honeywell, Siemens, ABB, GE want to acquire innovative software companies the resulting value creation will be disappointing. Why? Because the effective value will reside in the information created through the gathering and processing of data coming from installed equipment. This resulting information has to be shared by players across the value chain of the same industry or even across different industries. Technology has removed the friction of connecting, gathering and aggregating data. Uber has changed the taxi business model leveraging the connectivity platform built by Twilio.   A new generation of integrated connection and information processing platforms will emerge allowing industrial companies to concentrate on their unique algorithm and solution software. They will form a new industrial IOT highway. Despite their top management commitment and significant capital investment, the GE, Siemens, Honeywell of the world will not have the time or talent to build these platforms. These industrial IOT technology companies are likely to emerge in technology hubs such as Silicon Valley. Either local or global these emerging platform companies will create a massive network effect. More connectivity to more and more things combined with a slick mobile user interface will allow more and more applications to emerge increasing the scale of connections and the value of the platform. The complex and lengthy sales cycles experienced by Venture Capitalist who have invested in startups serving the industrial sector will be reduced dramatically incenting them to participate in such companies. Who will perform this industrial IOT App store role? Who will build the necessary wireless and connectivity grid to connect industrial equipment’s?  Technology Start-ups backed by Venture Capitalists!  These companies will start by focusing on a couple of market solutions and ultimately expand horizontally across industries.  Who will benefit in delivering solutions on this new grid? GE, Siemens, ABB, Renault, Honeywell… BGV is actively involved in identifying investment in industrial IOT as well as establishing pro-active partnerships with industrial corporations to assist in the transformation of the Industrial Internet of Things.
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