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Winchester Systems(R) NAS Shatters Enterprise Data-Protection Cost Barrier

New FlashNAS(TM) ZFS 3400 System Integrates Redundant Hardware, Advanced Storage Functions and End-to-End Data Integrity at SMB Pricing

BILLERICA, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/07/14 -- 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.

Sporting controllers, power supplies and fans that are modular, redundant and hot swappable, FlashNAS ZFS hardware is purpose-built for continuous availability and long-term durability. Integrated with this hardware platform, the revolutionary ZFS file system provides end-to-end error detection and correction, self-healing, and SSD optimization features for unsurpassed protection of data integrity throughout. Building on this foundation, Winchester Systems FlashNAS ZFS adds advanced enterprise-grade functions such as storage-pool mirroring, remote replication, anti-virus scanning, and NDMP backup and migration software compatibility.

The result is an integrated NAS system with "Tier-One" capabilities:

  • Seamless Data Sharing across Windows, UNIX, Linux and Mac OS X
  • Unified Security Model
  • Online-Expandable RAID 0/1/5/6/50/60 Storage Pools with Hot Spares
  • Scalable to 256 drives (1024 TB raw capacity)
  • End-to-end Data Error Detection and Self-Healing
  • Storage-pool Mirroring across multiple FlashNAS ZFS systems
  • Intelligent I/O Acceleration using SSDs
  • Unlimited Snapshots
  • Asynchronous Remote Replication
  • In-Line, Block-Level Deduplication and Compression
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Support for ICAP-based Anti-Virus Scanning
  • NDMP Backup Software Integration

All of these capabilities are seamlessly integrated into a single system with an easy-to-use, web based management interface. There are no hidden, or "extra" costs to enable specific features. All hardware and software functionality is included in the base system price. Winchester Systems also offers storage-infrastructure consulting, on-site installation and service spares, and 24x7 product service and support for FlashNAS ZFS worldwide.

For more information about FlashNAS ZFS storage, see the FlashNAS ZFS 3400 Data Sheet. To start designing a purpose-built infrastructure for your workload challenge, contact a Winchester Systems storage expert.

About Winchester Systems Inc.
Founded in 1981, Winchester Systems provides purpose-built, dependable, high-performance server and storage systems -- and expertise -- to Commercial, Federal-government and military clients. Winchester Systems I/O-performance and ruggedized-system experts collaborate with each client's integration team to tailor an IT infrastructure, including storage and servers, to best fit their customer's environmental and workload requirements. Storage offerings include FlashDisk® RAID Disk Arrays in Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations, and FlashNAS unified Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems. FlashServer Intel-based servers include standard and high availability configurations. For more information visit: www.winsys.com.

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