White Papers


FlashDisk Rugged AFA – SuperCap Technology Brief

FlashDisk AFA uses super capacitors and non-volatile memory to replace traditional Li-Ion battery backup devices to maintain high speed performance with cache on while eliminating the fire hazard for military deployments.


FlashServer 2Ux4 Provides Four Independent Servers in a 2U Enclosure

The Ideal Product for Server Consolidations, High Density, General Purpose Server Environments and Deploying Converged Infrastructure or Hyper-Converged Solutions


FlashDisk Remote Replication

FlashDisk Remote Replication capability allows users to create full data copies across storage systems, using synchronous or asynchronous mode. If the source data fails due to system malfunction or disaster, users can leverage a disk-based remote copy to restart services in a few minutes. If the source needs to resume its role, it can be quickly synced with the remote copy while adjusting only for differentials.


Rugged ATR Pluggable Canister RAID Disk Array for ISR

RR1P Rugged ATR Pluggable Canister RAID Data Storage Delivers Continuous Data Recording for ISR. Swap 19.2 TB from plane to ground station in 2 minutes.

Military Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR) applications generate a lot of non-stop and irreplaceable data from sensors, cameras and video feeds - and at high speed. Whether the data is radar, thermal imaging, video or photographs, all the data must be captured in real time without missing a beat. This demanding requirement, where the data storage unit can assure military personnel of constant high speed with virtually no variation is known today as, “Continuous Data Recording.” At mission completion, the recorded data needs to be quickly and safely moved from the vehicle to a ground station for analysis.


FlashDisk Solid State Drive Cache Pool

Now it is possible to accelerate performance of read-intensive workloads, such as On-Line Transaction Processing (OLTP), Web Server, File Server, or Database, by deploying FlashDisk caching technology, SSD Cache, which leverages the high speed and low latency of solid state drives to deliver faster read performance for frequently accessed high demand and vital data. Compared to HDD data read speed, SSD is significantly faster and therefore, SSD Cache can considerably improve random read performance and reduce response time.


FlashDisk Thin Provisioning

The idea behind thin provisioning is similar to “bluffing” a large amount of virtual capacity for an application server regardless of the actual physical capacity available. If an application is filling a partition to capacity, the volume can be easily expanded by drawing space from a consolidated storage logical volume. When the logical volume runs out of storage capacity, it can be expanded on demand without disrupting online services.


FlashDisk Intelligent Disk Recovery

One of the basic capabilities of a storage system is to provide protection mechanisms against the failure of disk drives. With Winchester Systems FlashDisk Intelligent Drive Recovery (IDR) technology, storage ensures disk drive protection against data loss even when entire drives malfunction.


FlashDisk Key Storage System Features

Winchester Systems FlashDisk storage systems feature advanced hardware design, including hybrid HDD/SSD solutions, and provide comprehensive storage services at affordable price points, making them ideal for small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well as enterprises.


FlashDisk Automated Storage Tiering

Enabling users to flexibly assign applications to tiers distinguished by different drive types and RAID levels, FlashDisk automated storage tiering provides an architecture that fully leverages the advantages of different storage media, including SSDs for high performance, and helps users more easily accommodate and meet different service level requirements.


FlashDisk Self Encrypting Drives and Secure Erase

One of the most important capabilities of a storage system is providing protective mechanisms against the high cost and other negative results of data breach or loss. Winchester Systems has always placed an emphasis on innovating new security measures and incorporating solutions as they emerge across the industry. Winchester Systems aims to enhance the security capabilities of as many storage products as possible while maintaining an attractive cost proposition, encouraging and helping organizations put comprehensive security strategies in place to better safeguard their data.


High Availability Configuration on FlashNAS ZFS Systems

This white paper describes FlashNAS ZFS series active/active controller architecture, which nearly doubles performance and offers high availability protection. In real world applications such as iSCSI volume access or share folders, FlashNAS ZFS provides better data integrity and higher availability than those delivered by comparable products.


FlashNAS ZFS: Enterprise NAS Functionality at a Fraction of the Price

This white paper describes “must have” NAS storage requirements of organizations that depend on their storage infrastructure to survive, and how Winchester Systems FlashNAS ZFS addresses those needs—while at the same time keeping customers’ capital and operational costs to a minimum.


FlashNAS Unified Storage – Affordable Feature Rich NAS

Affordable, feature-rich NAS supports both CIFS and NFS in single, large high-performance virtual storage pool for Windows, Linux, Unix and MAC OS environments.


How to Speed up Database Applications with a “Purpose-Built” SSD Storage Solution

Now there is a way to get a centralized, SAN capable enterprise solution for your most important and performance critical applications with a “plug and play” solution called FlashDisk Database Accelerator (DBA).


Field Proven Rugged RR2P Pluggable Canister RAID is Right for Military Surveillance

Swap 40 TB from plane to ground station in 2 minutes with RR2P. Winchester Systems has developed the rugged RR2P pluggable canister RAID disk array for mobile military surveillance. It includes two removable canisters with a total of 20 HDDs to 24 TB or 20 SSDs to 40 TB for visual and sensor data recorders. RR2P is a “Purpose-Built” disk array designed specifically for mobile data storage. Each of the two canisters weighs ten pounds or less and is a vast improvement over existing technologies that require removing and entire rack or removing up to 24 disk drives.


Snapshot Backup and Recovery with FlashDisk VX-3400 Series Disk Arrays

The new FlashDisk VX-3400 Series with storage services embedded in the on-board RAID controllers provides snapshot backup and recovery as well as mirroring, volume copy and FlashD2D tiered, primary to secondary disk-to-disk backup.


Microsoft VSS-Consistent Snapshots for Exchange Servers with FlashDisk VX-3400 Series Disk Arrays

FlashDisk now offers snapshot capability that provide coherent images for Oracle, Exchange, SQL and other databases by integrating with Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Services (VSS). FlashDisk provides a server-based agent that coordinates with VSS to ensure database quiescence at the moment of snapping to ensure database coherence upon recovery.


Deploying FlashDisk Data Storage with VMware

Nineteen FlashDisk models are certified VMware Ready and deliver the high speed, expandable high capacity and data integrity using dual parity RAID 6. This white paper shows how easy it is to deploy FlashDisk in VMware environments.


Fast, Secure and Affordable Security and Surveillance Video Data Storage

Digital storage is ideal for today’s Security and Surveillance Video. As storage requirements get large, the quality, reliability and affordability of the data storage systems become paramount. FlashDisk RAID disk arrays provide the high performance, data integrity, data portability and low cost needed.