Rugged network-attached data storage systems for manned and unmanned aircraft introduced by Phoenix

ORANGE, Calif. – Rugged data storage experts at Phoenix International Systems in Orange, Calif., is introducing the Phalanx II rugged network-attached storage (NAS) file server with removable solid state disks for unmanned aerial, underwater, and surface vehicles (UAVs, UUVs, and USVs) and manned airborne ISR applications.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

ORANGE, Calif. – Rugged data storage experts at Phoenix International Systems in Orange, Calif., is introducing the Phalanx II rugged network-attached storage (NAS) file server with removable solid state disks for unmanned aerial, underwater, and surface vehicles (UAVs, UUVs, and USVs) and manned airborne ISR applications.

The Phalanx II is SWaP optimized and provides high performance, high capacity, and secure data storage in a small form factor NAS that weighs less than eight pounds, provides up to 16 terabytes of storage capacity with two solid state disks (SSDs) and supports RAID 0 (mirroring) and RAID 1 (stripping).

System configuration and management is provided via a Web-based GUI or CLI. The Phalanx II houses two removable media modules, which can be removed quickly to offload data and declassify the system.

The removable media modules can move to separate locations and plugged into another Phalanx II NAS (or compatible ground station) on any other network.

When used with a network switch, the Phalanx II can communicate with any other network enabled device to store and retrieve data. This eliminates the need for separate direct attached storage devices for each computer or workstation in a network centric environment.

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Data security is a key component, with optional support for AES-256 hardware and file level encryption, FIPS140-2, and hardware and/or software triggered data elimination.

The Phalanx II enables networked devices to share and store data using all common network services: NFS (V3/V4), SBM/CIFS, FTP, TFTP, RSYNC and SSH.

It supports a variety of network based file systems that allow multiple hosts to share and store information. Network connections are provided through four load balanced Gigabit Ethernet ports, and it can support dual optical (or copper) 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports for low EMI susceptibility.

For more information contact Phoenix International online at www.phenxint.com.

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