SOURCE: Winchester Systems Inc.

Winchester Systems Inc.

June 24, 2011 13:31 ET

Winchester Systems Introduces FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays With 3 TB Disks

Lowers Cost for "Big Data" Applications

BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - Jun 24, 2011) - Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that FlashDisk VX Series RAID disk arrays now offer 3 TB disk drives. The FlashDisk VX-3400 RAID disk array now stores 336 TB in a single RAID set -- and it fits 772 TB into a single 84U data center rack.

The FlashDisk VX Series RAID disk arrays offer virtualized tiered data storage supporting both 2.5" and 3.5" disk drives with 15K, 10K and 7.2K rpm rotational speeds as well as Solid State Disks. Storage services including snapshots, mirroring and volume copy plus centralized web-based GUI are all included. Replication and thin provisioning services are optional. The FlashDisk VX Series is available in four models:

FlashDisk VX-3400 Series -- 3U shelves, 3.5" disks
FlashDisk VX-2500 Series -- 2U shelves, 2.5" disks & 3.5" disk expansion
FlashDisk VX-2300 Series -- 2U shelves, 3.5" disks
FlashDisk VX-1300 Series -- 1U shelves, 2.5" disks & 3.5" disk expansion

The disk arrays are easily configured to meet the demands of SMB data centers and departmental requirements. With 3 TB disks, the FlashDisk VX-3400 Series disk arrays are ideal for "big data" applications including cloud storage, disaster recovery sites, local disk-to-disk backup, security and surveillance video, PACS medical imaging and archiving, image libraries, media distribution, broadcast, tape and robotics replacement as well as military reconnaissance imaging.

The FlashDisk VX Series disk arrays are available bundled with CA ARCserve Replication for overwhelming value. CA ARCserve Replication protects availability of systems, applications and data. This field-proven, host-based software offers local replication for business continuity and remote replication for disaster recovery, as well as continuous data protection for recovery from accidental deletions, data corruption or viruses.

"FlashDisk has always provided the 'best overall value' by delivering the price, performance and reliability combination that meets IT Managers' real needs," according to Mr. Joel Leider, the company's chief executive officer. "Now with 336 TB in a single unit, the cost per terabyte is exceptionally attractive and will make more new projects economically feasible -- especially disaster recovery sites with CA ARCserve Replication included," he added.

Prices for FlashDisk VX-3400 RAID disk arrays with 3 TB disks including all data services and CA ARCserve Replication start at under $18,000. Products are available now and delivery is 2-3 weeks.

About Winchester Systems Inc.
Winchester Systems provides high performance FlashDisk data storage plus servers and system integration services for VMware, CA ARCserve Replication, Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms plus Windows, Linux and Oracle Clusters. Storage offerings include Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions for commercial, healthcare, government, military, security, surveillance and educational applications. These tiered storage solutions offer a wide variety of SAS and SSD disks for Fibre Channel, SAS and iSCSI environments. For more information visit:

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    Joel Leider
    Chief Executive Officer
    Winchester Systems Inc.
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