Four Node Server From Winchester Systems Cuts Cost, Rack Space and Power
Billerica, MA. June 22, 2015. Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that HyperCube, a telecom solutions provider, deployed a virtualized private cloud based on FlashServer 2Ux4, a four node server and storage converged solution.
With four independent Intel servers in one 2U enclosure, FlashServer 2Ux4 cuts cost, reduces rack space and saves power. It is an ideal product for server consolidation, for high density, general purpose server environments and for deploying converged infrastructure or hyper-converged solutions.
According to Aubrey Roberts, Senior IT Systems Engineer at HyperCube, products from Winchester Systems are, “Easy to use, dependable and come with great ongoing support . . . They just work.”
The FlashServer 2Ux4 is a four node server and is a completely integrated product that offers high density servers and storage combined into a converged solution. This unique server configuration provides a simple way to provide multiple servers and local storage in a single enclosure. One highly engineered, high quality, built-to-last server replaces four separate 1U or 2U servers – at lower cost. FlashServer 2Ux4 combined with the company’s FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays and FlashNAS ZFS File Servers enable IT managers to scale out servers and storage to economically meet a wide variety of server and storage demands.
This FlashServer high density solution cuts rack space, power and cooling by 50% to 75%. Even greater power and cooling savings are possible using power profiles to optimize power draw. These contemporary servers work just like any other Intel server in your Windows, Linux and VMware environments.
FlashServer 2Ux4 supports 8 & 16 Gb Fibre Channel, 6 & 12 Gb SAS, 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 40 GbE and 56 Gb Infiniband connectivity. A single unit provides four separate Intel servers each managed by GUIs that are IPMI v2.0 compliant.
Each of the four server nodes supports two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 family processors, 512 GB of memory and up to six 2.5” HDD/SSD disks to 2 TB each. This enables up to 128 cores, 2 TB of memory and 48 TB of disk storage within a compact 2U form factor. Three PCIe Gen 3.0 slots per node offer external storage and networking. Optional FlashDisk and FlashNAS storage can scale to hundreds of terabytes for massive storage needs.
“Four servers in 2U at lower cost than four 1U servers is a clear benefit. When combined with our field proven external FlashDisk and FlashNAS data storage, it delivers a true converged solution,” according to Mr. Joe Sanzio, CTO. “Importantly, this converged solution provides a single point of contact for service and support.”
Prices for FlashServer 2Ux4 varies with options but start at $5,000. Products are available now and delivery is 2-3 weeks.
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.
About HyperCube Telecom, LLC
HyperCube, a subsidiary of West Corporation, is a premier provider of local and national tandem services to carriers throughout the United States. HyperCube provides tandem interconnection services to the competitive marketplace, including wireless, wire-line, cable telephony and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) companies.