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Winchester Systems Introduces SSD-Based FlashDisk Database Accelerator

Delivers Over 200,000 IOPS -- Speeds Databases by 2X to 25X

BILLERICA, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/18/12 -- Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today introduced their new DA-2300 FlashDisk Database Accelerator, a "Purpose-Built" SSD-based product that is designed to speed database, OLTP and other random access applications. The unit clocks in (with 4 KB block size) at 73,000 sustained random IOPS, 213,000 sustained sequential IOPS with bursts from cache over 500,000 IOPS. The product speeds up database applications such as Oracle, SQLserver, SAP and MySQL by 2X to 25X.

FlashDisk Database Accelerator is housed in a 3.5" high (2U) rackmount enclosure with 12 high-performance, long-life Single Level Cell (SLC) Solid State Disks (SSDs). The SSDs are available in capacities of 100 GB, 200 GB or 400 GB each, thus providing up to 4.8 TB of total capacity in a single unit. It is compatible with any open operating system and runs all popular databases including and standard application -- plus supports VMware, Citrix and Hyper-V virtual environments.

"Now in its 12th generation, this is by far our fastest FlashDisk storage solution ever and is targeted for database applications where queries and reports run in record time. For example, a recent 3 minute 34 second query ran in just 16 seconds -- or over 13 times faster, cutting time by over 90%," explained Jerry Namery, chief technology officer for Winchester Systems. "We have increased the speed of our disk controller to keep pace with the electronic speeds of the SSD drives to create a true database accelerator," he emphasized. "You can just imagine the productivity increase in your environment," he added.

The SSDs in FlashDisk Database Accelerator provides industry-leading endurance and is rated to deliver 30 full capacity writes per day for five years. Internal algorithms automatically load balance the internal SSD blocks to avoid "hot-spots" that databases often create with frequent access to directories and common records. Also, these algorithms automate the replacement of bad blocks to make it completely transparent to applications. For added layers of protection above the internal SSD capabilities, the FlashDisk Database Accelerator also supports RAID 0, 1, 1+0 modes for performance and redundancy.

FlashDisk Database Accelerator starts at under $50,000 and is available now for delivery in 2-3 weeks.

About Winchester Systems Inc.
Winchester Systems provides "Purpose-Built" data storage solutions for commercial and military applications that include servers, networking, storage and software combined with professional integration services. Storage offerings include FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays in Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations. These tiered storage solutions offer a wide variety of SAS and SSD disks for Fibre Channel, SAS and iSCSI environments. FlashServer Intel-based servers include standard and high availability configurations. For more information visit: www.winsys.com.

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