New Zealand-based Nyriad has had a makeover, with the founders out, new chairman, new funding, new CEO, exec hires, and a relocation to the USA.
Back in 2014 CEO Matthew Simmons and CTO Alex St John co-founded Nyriad and devised a different way to build a storage controller designed to cope with exabyte levels of data from a proposed Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and its recorded radio signals from outer space. Their idea was to use an Nvidia GPU in the controller, replacing RAID controllers, alongside an x86 CPU and so make it capable of dealing with tremendous levels of bandwidth through parallel processing by the GPU.
They pulled in funding and by 2018 were promoting their Nsulate software and High Performance Storage Controller platform on the back of $10 million to $20 million of VC-funded development. Boston (see below) sold an Igloo Nebari storage server based on a Supermicro chassis, Nvidia Tesla T4 GPU, Micron 5100 PRO SSDs and Netlist NVDIMMs. The Nsulate software presented the array as a block device to Linux hosts and carried out real-time erasure coding and encryption/decryption. It could also supposedly mirror itself and so cope with drive failures.