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Winchester Systems Offers VMware SAN White Paper


Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider and VMware Technology Alliance Partner, announced the publication of a new white paper, "Deploying SAN Data Storage on VMware."

This VMware SAN data storage white paper outlines the capacity, speed and reliability required by data storage in typical VMware environments and demonstrates how FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays from Winchester Systems equipped with FlashDisk Global Manager are well suited to meet those requirements.

FlashDisk data storage products offer Fibre Channel, SAS and SATA tiered storage for all popular servers and operating systems. The following FlashDisk models and Storage Appliances are among those that are VMware Ready:

  • Fibre Channel Disk Arrays: FC3494R, FC3494S, FC3414R, FC3412S
  • SATA 3U Disk Arrays: SX3418R, SX3414S, SX3488R, SX3484S, SX3498R, SX3494S
  • SATA 2U Disk Arrays: SX2318R, SX2314S, SX2388R, SX2382S
  • Clustering and Remote Replication Appliance: vIP SAN Storage Appliance

"This recent VMware SAN data storage white paper quickly shows how consolidating many physical servers onto a smaller number of ESX servers places significant speed and reliability demands on the centralized storage," explained Mr. Joel Leider, the company’s chief executive officer. He continued, "Our FlashDisk RAID arrays, now in their 10th generation, have always been designed for industry leading speed. All FlashDisk models include our unique ‘High Speed RAID 6’ that delivers the combination of high speed and dual-parity data protection needed in VMware environments."

RAID 6 offers dual parity for the utmost in data protection. Even if two disk drives fail or become unreadable, the data will remain intact. Powered by the newest generation of hardware ASICs, the dual parity RAID 6 runs at full speed for Fibre Channel, SAS and SATA drives with little or no performance degradation. According to the company’s white paper, "High Speed RAID 6," RAID 6 dual parity offers 500 to 30,000 times longer MTDL (Mean Time to Data Loss) than RAID 5. An informative 6-minute presentation "RAID 6 Essentials" is also available.

About Winchester Systems Inc.
Winchester Systems provides high performance FlashDisk data storage plus servers and system integration services for VMware, Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms plus Windows, Linux and Oracle Clusters. Storage offerings include Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions for commercial, healthcare, government, military, security, surveillance and educational applications. These tiered storage solutions include iSCSI, SAS, SATA, SCSI and Fibre Channel RAID disk arrays. For more information visit: www.winsys.com

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