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FlashDisk® High-Performance Storage Extends Connectivity

FX Series Adds 10Gb & 1Gb iSCSI, and New Hybrid Options

Billerica, MA. July 16, 2013. Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced new connectivity options available with its FlashDisk high-performance storage arrays. In addition to 8Gb Fibre Channel and 6Gb SAS host-port connections, FlashDisk FX now offers connectivity via 10-Gigabit and 1-Gigabit iSCSI, as well as simultaneous access via combinations of host interconnects.

Because of their purpose-built modular design, FlashDisk systems can be tailored to meet specific infrastructure-project performance, capacity and connectivity needs. Each hot-swappable controller module plugs into the back of a purpose-built storage shelf and presents up to 4 Fibre Channel, 4 SAS, or 6 iSCSI host ports—and numerous combinations thereof.

Plugging two controllers into the same shelf creates an active-active redundant configuration, eliminating single points of failure—anddoubling the number of active host ports (8 FC/SAS, 12 iSCSI), further enhancing performance. This modular approach also enables entry-level FlashDisk systems to deliver the same top-end performance as their large-scale siblings.

Winchester Systems has been delivering high performance systems for over 30 years and has accumulated a wealth of expertise on I/O performance and data availability. The company offers to collaboratively design an optimized IT infrastructure for customers—at no cost or obligation. Customers pay only for the equipment they buy.

For more information about FlashDisk storage systems, read the FlashDisk High-Performance Storage product description. To start designing a purpose-built system for your workload challenge, contact a Winchester Systems storage expert.

About Winchester Systems Inc.

Founded in 1981, Winchester Systems provides “Purpose-Built” data storage solutions for commercial and military applications that include servers, networking, storage and software combined with professional integration services. Storage offerings include FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays in Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations. These tiered storage solutions offer a wide variety of SAS and SSD disks for Fibre Channel, SAS and iSCSI environments. FlashServer Intel-based servers include standard and high availability configurations. For more information visit: