Rugged network data storage for military and aerospace edge computing introduced by Phoenix International

March 24, 2023
RPC16 network-attached data storage has a removable magazine that holds 16 solid-state or hard-disk drives that users can remove to offload data.

ORANGE, Calif. – Phoenix International Systems in Orange, Calif., is introducing the RPC16 rugged network-attached storage server for rugged aerospace and defense data storage at the edge.

As military works to capitalize on the deluge of data generated by intelligent, connected devices, and intelligent data strategy has never been more critical. Edge computing enables access and analytics close to the data source.

For military users, edge computing means flexible, modular, and rugged systems that are proven and reliable in harsh tactical land, maritime, and airborne environments.

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The RPC16 network-attached data storage system incorporates a removable magazine with as many as 16 solid-state or hard-disk drives that users can remove quickly to offload data.

Users then can move the magazines to separate locations and plug them into another RPC16 on any other network for further analysis.

Major Features of the RPC16 include reliable high-speed data capture; 2U rack height and 19.5-inch rack depth; resilient architecture; quickly uploadable data with removable drive magazine; as much as 122 terabytes of storage capacity; AES-256 hardware and file level encryption; FIPS 140-2 validation; secure erase and data elimination; MIL-STD-810G certified; and made in United States.

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The rugged RPC16 NAS enables networked devices to share and store data using common network services. It supports network-based file systems that allow hosts to share and store information.

Network connections are provided through load balanced Ethernet ports, available from Gigabit to 100 Gigabit, and can support multiple optical or copper Ethernet ports for low EMI susceptibility.

For more information contact Phoenix International Systems online at

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