Winchester Systems Doubles FlashNAS Unified Storage Performance and Capacity

Winchester Systems Doubles FlashNAS Unified Storage Performance and Capacity 
New FN-1600 Extends High Performance NAS to Thousands of Users 
BILLERICA, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/13 --  Winchester Systems
Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced the
latest addition to its high-speed FlashNAS Unified Storage family.
FlashNAS Unified Storage FN-1600 extends the high end of the
company's FlashNAS product line, doubling the performance and
capacity of its predecessor, the FN-1500.  
FlashNAS Unified Storage is an affordable, feature-rich storage
server that provides virtual storage pools of CIFS, NFS and iSCSI
volumes for Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac OS clients. Built on a 1U
carrier-class, NEBS-3 compliant server platform designed to
MIL-STD-810G specifications, FlashNAS can be used as a "gateway" to
Winchester Systems high-performance FlashDisk storage arrays, or as a
stand-alone "appliance" using built-in RAID hardware. More
information on FlashNAS Unified Storage benefits can be found in the
Winchester Systems whitepaper: "FlashNAS Unified Storage - Affordable
Feature Rich NAS." 
FlashNAS Unified Storage FN-1600 supports two Intel Xeon 5600
processors (up to 12 cores), and up to 192 GB cache memory -- twelve
times that of its predecessor. The FN-1600 also sports two Fibre
Channel ports, and up to eight 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports (two of which
can be upgraded to 10-Gigabits). These technology enhancements boost
FlashNAS scalability to over a Petabyte of capacity and thousands of
active users.  
Because it's based on Windows Storage Server, FlashNAS can
participate seamlessly in one or more Active Directory domains.
Winchester Systems integrates high-performance NFS-server software
into FlashNAS, providing file access for Linux, Unix and Mac OS users
-- and seamless file sharing with Windows users -- without added
client hardware or software.  
"Now enterprises of all sizes can deploy large-scale,
high-performance NAS file services to their users, regardless what
operating system they use," said Ted Gumer, Winchester Systems Vice
President, Sales and Business Development. "FlashNAS Unified Storage
delivers NAS and iSCSI SAN storage at a fraction of the price of many
popular offerings," he added. 
Winchester Systems FlashNAS Unified Storage FN-1600 is available
immediately, with delivery in 1-3 weeks. Pricing starts at under
$6,000. 
About Winchester Systems Inc.
 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:
www.winsys.com. 
Contact: 
Ted Gumer
VP Sales and Business Development
Winchester Systems Inc.
800-325-3700
tgumer@winsys.com 
 
 
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