Concurrent Technologies and Vanguard Rugged Storage join together to offer AI Solutions at the Edge.

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Concurrent Technologies and Vanguard Rugged Storage join together to offer AI Solutions at the Edge.

Concurrent Technologies has teamed up with Vanguard Rugged Storage to provide an enhanced range of storage solutions for VPX based systems. With the adoption of workload consolidation and Artificial Intelligence based inference at the edge technologies in addition to more traditional signal processing applications, the need for storage has dramatically increased. Furthermore, the requirement for rugged conduction-cooled systems that have front removable storage devices can now be satisfied with selected storage modules.

Initially, Concurrent Technologies is offering three new storage modules, all based on the OpenVPX standard with SATA connectivity for reliable operation and high throughput rates. TR MS6/522 is a 3U VPX board fitted with two fixed solid state drives for up to 16TB capacity and is designed for use in air-cooled applications. TR MS6/523 is also a 3U format module that offers a single front removable solid state drive for rugged conduction-cooled applications. VR MS6/524 is a 6U air-cooled board with two front removable solid state drives. These modules are released and available for deployment. Further developments are underway and are anticipated to be available later in 2020.

Jane Annear, Managing Director of Concurrent Technologies, commented: “Our processor boards offer direct attached storage suitable for some missions, but we’ve been looking to expand our capabilities to include Network attached Storage and Storage Area Networking solutions for some time. This alliance with Vanguard Rugged Storage helps us deliver on our objective to provide more content to our customers.”

Phil Loudin, CEO of Vanguard Rugged Storage, commented: “Our mission is to provide embedded data storage that is super fast and built to last. Our storage products are highly complementary to Concurrent Technologies’ processor boards and we’re excited with this relationship as it enables us to serve a wider market.”

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