ACUMEN™ Scalable Secure Network Storage Node

  • NAS/file and block storage.
  • NIST ratified, FIPS 197- approved AES 256 encryption for protecting data when stored.
  • Embedded Hardware Root of Trust and Secure Boot prevent ACUMEN Node from being compromised.
  • Dual 10Gb/s Ethernet ports for easy network connectivity and namespace creation.
  • Each ACUMEN node provides up to 4TB of capacity.
  • Aggregate multiple networked ACUMEN nodes to increase namespace capacity and performance.
  • Use standard file system commands and data protection methods to ensure continuous access to mission data.
  • Compact size, portable, minimal power, and low weight allow for use in a large variety of systems where low SWaP is important.
  • Mil-Spec focused rugged design withstands wide temperature ranges, high humidity, extreme vibration and shock.
  • RAMPART™ Security Configuration Utility is a management tool designed to manage, configure, monitor, and control the ACUMEN Node. It manages and controls security functions such as Access Rights Management, Authentication, Crypto Erase, and Zeroization. RAMPART Utility is offered in browser-based user interface and optional RESTful API version.



ACUMEN Node – Ultra Low-SWaP NAS/file and block storage supports data-intensive applications where high capacity, performance, low power, and security are essential. 

ACUMEN Node provides both file and block storage to address a variety of workloads.  Its Ultra-low SWaP design is ideal for avionics, autonomous, and mobile C4ISR systems.  ACUMEN Node’s Power over Ethernet feature delivers a highly efficient network connection for power and data communication; replacing cumbersome legacy cables. With PoE, ACUMEN Node is more portable and easier to deploy than existing multi-cable systems. ACUMEN Node’s security features include NIST ratified, FIPS 197- approved AES-256 encryption for stored data and data transmitted between locations.  ACUMEN Node is rugged; it can be fixed in place in harsh environments or use the quick release when frequent removal is required. 

The ACUMEN platform supports various NAS/file and block storage interfaces and protocols. ACUMEN Node incorporates cutting-edge technology, including NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe/oF).  With NVMe/oF, multiple networked ACUMEN Node systems can be concatenated to provide greater capacity and performance for demanding high-speed low-latency applications, or mirrored to provide continuous access to data in the event of an infrastructure outage.

Ultra-Low SWaP Model
2 x 10GbE Auto MDIX
1 x USB 3.0 (Ethernet over USB) Slave Mode
Network Protocol
File-based: SMB3 (NAS)
File-based: CephFS (NAS)
Block-based: NVMe/TCP (NVMe over Fabrics)
Block-based: iSCSI
Network Boot / PXE
  • Supports multiple network protocols in a single ACUMEN Node.
  • SMB1 support is available as an add-on feature.

Form Factor
Fanless, No Active Cooling, Self-contained External Chassis
Storage Capacity
2TB or 4TB
Performance (Sequential)
Read: 428 MB/s
Write: 327 MB/s
Self-Encrypting Drive
Secure Boot
HTTPS for RAMPART Security Configuration Utility
RAMPART Security Configuration Utility (Browser-based User Interface and RESTful API)
  • Access Rights Management
    • Add or Delete Users (up to 16 users)
    • Modify User Passwords
    • Share Folders (by any user to other users)
  • Security Features
    • Role-based Access Control
    • Identity-based Access Control
    • Crypto Erase
    • Zeroization
  • Node Shutdown

Note: RESTful API version is an add-on feature
Operating Temperature
Industrial Low Temperature: -40 to +55°C
Industrial Extended Temperature: -40 to +71°C
PowerGuard® Power Protection (Add-On Feature)
1 Year
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