The disk arrays offer virtualized tiered data storage supporting both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch disk drives.
storage solutions provider Winchester Systems announced the release of
FlashDisk VX Series RAID disk arrays, which now offer 3TB disk drives. The
FlashDisk VX-3400 RAID disk array now stores 336TB in a single RAID set-and it
fits 772TB into a single 84U data center rack. The disk arrays offer
virtualized tiered data storage supporting both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch disk
drives with 15K-, 10K- and 7.2K-rpm rotational speeds as well as solid-state disks.
services including snapshots, mirroring and volume copy plus centralized Web-based
GUI are all included, and the company noted replication and thin provisioning
services are optional. The FlashDisk VX Series is available in four models: the
VX-3400 Series with 3U shelves and 3.5-inch disks; the VX-2500 Series with 2U
shelves, 2.5-inch disks and 3.5-inch disk expansion; the VX-2300 Series with 2U
shelves and 3.5-inch disks; and the VX-1300 Series with 1U shelves, 2.5-inch
disks and 3.5-inch disk expansion capacity.
disk arrays are configured to meet the demands of small to medium-size business
(SMB) data centers and departmental requirements. With 3TB disks, the FlashDisk
VX-3400 Series disk arrays are designed for "big data" applications
including cloud storage, disaster recovery sites, local disk-to-disk backup,
security and surveillance video, PACS medical imaging and archiving, image
libraries, media distribution, broadcast, tape and robotics replacement as well
as military reconnaissance imaging.
FlashDisk VX Series disk arrays are available bundled with CA ARCserve
Replication. CA ARCserve Replication protects availability of systems,
applications and data. The host-based software offers local replication for
business continuity and remote replication for disaster recovery, as well as
continuous data protection for recovery from accidental deletions, data
corruption or viruses.
for FlashDisk VX-3400 RAID disk arrays with 3TB disks including all data
services and CA ARCserve Replication start at under $18,000. The products are
available now, with delivery taking two to three weeks.
has always provided the 'best overall value' by delivering the price,
performance and reliability combination that meets IT managers' real
needs," said Joel Leider, Winchester's CEO. "Now with 336TB in a
single unit, the cost per terabyte is exceptionally attractive and will make
more new projects economically feasible-especially disaster recovery sites with
CA ARCserve Replication included."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.