Rugged data storage that resists shock and vibration introduced by ACT/Technico

WARMINSTER, Pa., 12 July 2009. ACT/Technico in Warminster, Pa., is introducing a compact, military hard drive rugged data storage system called the RAIDStor NAS Appliance that provides reliable, redundant data collection and storage for applications in high shock and vibration environments.

Jul 12th, 2009

WARMINSTER, Pa., 12 July 2009. ACT/Technico in Warminster, Pa., is introducing a compact, military hard driverugged data storage system called the RAIDStor NAS Appliance that provides reliable, redundant military data storage for applications in high shock and vibration environments.

The 2U convection cooled RAIDStor network attached storage (NAS) system is designed to MIL-S-901D grade A (barge test) and MIL-S-167 (vibration) requirements with no data loss or hard drive damage, making the system suitable for harsh environment military applications. It is being deployed in equipment used on the Ticonderoga-class Navy cruiser.

The RAIDStor NAS Appliance is for applications requiring a mission-critical data repository where data preservation is essential, including distributed communications processing, voice over IP (VoIP) and video streaming.

In addition to providing remote RAID array management through SNMP or a web interface, the system's network attached topology facilitates real-time data access by sharing critical data across several users, reducing overall storage capacity needed, and ultimately, costs.

Built on CompactPCI, it comes with four hot swappable, removable storage drives-either solid state flash or rotating-in two horizontally-mounted 6U single slot blades. The RAIDStor offers RAID level 5 protection across the four drives for a distributed parity redundancy architecture. This design provides 100 percent data preservation even with a failure of any one drive. For applications requiring software loading, an optional DVD drive is also available.

For increased redundancy, the system's hot swappable power supply can be expanded to up to two modules. The hot swappable drive bays can be easily removed for system upgrades and drive replacement. Rear I/O switch modules provide exceptional system configurability. The RAIDStor comes with driver support for VxWorks or Linux. Contact Elma for information on other operating system support.

ACT/Technico is part of the Elma Electronic Inc. Systems division. For more information contact ACT/Technico online at www.acttechnico.com.

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