Press Releases

2016


May 9, 2016

Winchester Systems FlashDisk Delivers Flash Performance at Low Cost in Hybrid Array

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider today announced its new FlashDisk HX Series Hybrid Disk Array that delivers “all flash performance” in a hybrid disk array.


March 7, 2016

Winchester Systems FlashDisk All Flash Array Offers Capacity & Price Options

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider today announced that it now offers a wide variety of 2.5” SSDs that offer capacity, endurance (measured in Drive Writes per Day or DWD) and price options for its FlashDisk AFA All Flash Array.

2015


September 18, 2015

Winchester Systems Launches FlashDisk AFA – High Performance All Flash Array

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that it introduced an All Flash Array, using 2.5” SSDs, called FlashDisk AFA. The product is a flash-optimized, 14th generation product with a 20-year field-proven architecture and tight embedded kernel. It provides a high performance SSD solution that competes on a dollar per gigabyte basis without the need for expensive and complex appliances that rely on compression and de-duplication in large configurations to reduce costs. The company describes this approach as “Simply Faster.”


July 1, 2015

Winchester Systems Introduces 8 TB Disks for FlashDisk RAID and FlashNAS ZFS

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that its flagship lines of FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays for SAN data storage and FlashNAS ZFS for Network Attach Storage (NAS) now offer 8 TB disk drives. The company’s products now supports 4.8 PB (4,800 TB) in a standard 48U data center rack.


June 22, 2015

HyperCube Deploys Virtualized Private Cloud with Flashserver 2Ux4

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.


June 15, 2015

Winchester Systems Releases Video on FlashServer 2Ux4

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced a new video: “FlashServer 2Ux4 Provides Four Independent Servers in a 2U Enclosure” that shows how the 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.


January 14, 2015

Winchester Systems Offers FlashServer 2Ux4

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced a completely new FlashServer line of products that offer 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. The benefits are obvious: One highly engineered, high quality, built-to-last server replaces four separate 1U or 2U servers - at lower cost.

2014


November 24, 2014

Winchester Systems Introduces FlashDisk RAID Arrays with Self Encrypted Disks (AES-256 with FIPS 140-2)

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that its flagship line of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays, for both commercial and military applications, now offer Self Encrypted (SED) Disk drives. These drives enable security of data at rest and an often requested ability to perform a quick erase on command. They feature AES-256 encryption and FIPS 140-2 validation.


September 22, 2014

Winchester Systems Introduces FlashDisk RAID for Flexible Hosting

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that FlashDisk FX Series RAID disk arrays are now available with modular ports that allow the data storage to be easily and inexpensively be transferred from SAN to LAN to direct attach at any time. The system uses small, modular an inexpensive removable host port “personality cards” that offer Fibre Channel, SAS or iSCSI connectivity for maximum flexibility.


June 27, 2014

Winchester Systems Releases FlashDisk Storage-Management Upgrade

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data-storage infrastructure provider to Military and Commercial Systems Integrators and Service/Solution Providers, today announced a major upgrade of its FlashDisk storage-management software: FlashDisk Global Manager 3. This new version, available at no charge to warranty and service-contract customers, has been completely redesigned to make it easier than ever to configure and monitor the health, availability, capacity, and data-protection status of FlashDisk FX and VX commercial storage systems, and FlashDisk RF and RV ruggedized storage arrays.


June 13, 2014

Winchester Systems – Enterprise Functionality at a Fraction of the Price

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data-storage infrastructure provider to Military and Commercial Systems Integrators and Service/Solution Providers, today released two white papers, titled “FlashNAS ZFS: Enterprise NAS Functionality at a Fraction of the Price” and “FlashDisk FX: Enterprise DAS and SAN Storage Functionality at a Fraction of the Price.” Each white paper describes “must have” file- or block-storage requirements of organizations that depend on their storage infrastructure to survive, and how Winchester Systems storage products address those needs—while at the same time keeping customers’ capital and operational costs to a minimum.


June 13, 2014

Winchester Systems Unveils More Powerful FlashServer HA Systems

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data-storage infrastructure provider to Military and Commercial Systems Integrators and Service/Solution Providers, today announced immediate availability of the newest models in its FlashServer HA 4000 Series line of High Availability servers. FlashServer HA provides an extremely reliable, balanced-performance platform for virtual server workloads based on VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.


June 5, 2014

Winchester Systems Adds New 2U Model and 16Gb Fibre Channel to FlashNAS ZFS

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data-storage infrastructure provider to Military and Commercial Systems Integrators and Service/Solution Providers, today announced functional enhancements and a new model to its FlashNAS ZFS line of Unified Storage systems.


May 27, 2014

Winchester Systems High-Density Storage Adds Auto-Tiering Hybrid Flash

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data-storage infrastructure provider to Military and Commercial Systems Integrators and Service/Solution Providers, today announced it has upgraded its FlashDisk PetaStore to add “Hybrid” Flash capability—seamlessly combining Flash-based SSD performance with the economical capacity of magnetic disk drives. PetaStore FX-4U60 now supports over 3.6 Petabytes (PB) storage capacity within a single cabinet, and beefs up I/O and throughput performance by adding 16Gb Fibre Channel and 10Gb iSCSI Ethernet host-connection support.


May 20, 2014

Winchester Systems Begins Shipping Auto-Tiering Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data-storage infrastructure provider to Military and Commercial Systems Integrators and Service/Solution Providers, today announced it has upgraded its entire FlashDisk line of storage systems. The new FlashDisk FX adds “Hybrid” Flash capability—seamlessly combining Flash-based SSD performance with the economical capacity of magnetic disk drives—and supports up to 16 host ports, the most in its class, and over 2 Petabytes of capacity using 360 six-terabyte disk drives.


March 6, 2014

Winchester Systems® NAS Offers Archiving and Compliance at SMB Pricing

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data-storage infrastructure provider to Military and Commercial Systems Integrators and Service/Solution Providers, today announced it has added new archiving and data-retention features to its FlashNAS ZFS 3400 network-attached storage system. The new WORM (Write Once, Read Many) function can be applied to any directory, protecting its contents from being edited, altered, overwritten, deleted or corrupted.


January 23, 2014

Winchester Systems Delivers New, More Powerful FlashServer HA Systems

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading server and data-storage infrastructure provider to Military and Commercial Systems Integrators and Service/Solution Providers, today announced the immediate availability of the newest models in its FlashServer HA 4000 Series line High Availability servers. Powered by Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors, the new FlashServer HA 4400 and FlashServer HA 4300 systems deliver up to 1.5 times the processing power of previous models.


January 7, 2014

Winchester Systems® NAS Shatters Enterprise Data-Protection Cost Barrier

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data-storage infrastructure provider to Military and Commercial Systems Integrators and Service/Solution Providers, today announced the immediate availability of its new FlashNAS ZFS 3400 network-attached storage system. FlashNAS ZFS 3400 combines durable, active-active redundant hardware technology with the ZFS file system to provide Enterprise-level data protection and reliability at down-to-earth prices.


2013


October 7, 2013

Winchester Systems Introduces FlashDisk RAID Arrays with iSCSI 10Gb

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that its flagship line of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays now offer 10 Gb network interfaces that move data at up to 4,600 MB per second – a huge breakthrough in network data transfer rates.


September 18, 2013

Testimonial Tech Note from IO Integration: “These are the RAID’s we’ve been looking for”

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced a new testimonial note written by Kevin Martorana, Partner/Vice President Technical Support at IO Integration. The technical note is titled, “These are the RAID’s we’ve been looking for.” The testimonial note highlights how the speed of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays from Winchester Systems cuts backup time for IO Integration’s Digital Asset Management Systems.


July 16, 2013

FlashDisk High-Performance Storage Extends Connectivity

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.


March 28, 2013

FlashServer HA Accelerates Order Management For Potpourri Group

Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced the deployment of FlashServer HA solutions at Potpourri Group, Inc. PGI is one of the leading multi-brand direct marketers in the United States, offering a broad array of products including home décor, casual apparel, gifts and accessories through catalogs and the Internet. PGI needed to improve its online and phone-sales transaction performance, especially during the busy winter holiday season—and reduce operational risk and complexity.


February 14, 2013

Winchester Systems Doubles FlashNAS Unified Storage Performance and Capacity

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.