Innodisk to Release Blockchain SSD Securing Edge Data Integrity

By Tiera Oliver

Assistant Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 11, 2021

News

Innodisk to Release Blockchain SSD Securing Edge Data Integrity

The increasing ubiquity of AI in everyday applications brings with it concerns regarding data integrity and validation.

Innodisk’s new-patented blockchain technology brings to its latest SSD solution, “InnoBTSTM SSD” and, per the company, alleviates concerns through the use of digital signature and blockchain that is software independent.

Innodisk announced its new solution combines blockchain technology to secure the valuable data in recent IoT scenarios, such as POS system at unmanned stores, smart meters, digital ID cards. The data written to the SSD will create an encrypted hash string that corresponds to the specific data set, and the encrypted hash string is spread on the blockchain network, essentially creating a decentralized ledger that is distributed between numerous computers. The process is to make encrypted hash string to be “chained” on the blockchain network. If tampering happens, the chained data is checked with encrypted hash string on the network, showing any discrepancies. 

The InnoBTSTM SSD incorporates hardware-run digital signature. Through the use of private and public keys given to each file that is sent, the receiver can always verify the correct sender. The SSD creates and secures the private key within an internal safety zone, ensuring private key security. Only the public key will be available for anyone to verify the correct sender.

The new InnoBTSTM SSD series benefits from blockchain technology and data streaming combines to create a solution for data integrity at the edge. Per the company, removing the need for software eases system integration as well as strengthening data integrity by moving the functions to the more inaccessible SSD firmware. 

Innodisk’s solution allows for ideal blockchain setup for edge applications that is not reliant on software, and meanwhile connects devices to the blockchain network. This makes the InnoBTSTM SSD suitable for AI applications such as smart cities, smart vehicles, smart factories, and intelligent surveillance. 

For more information about Innodisk, please visit https://www.innodisk.com

 

 

 

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Tiera Oliver, Assistant Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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