Winchester Systems breaks the 2 TB file size barrier with Red Hat v4
FlashDisk Storage Products Qualified on Red Hat Enterprise Linux v4
BURLINGTON, MA. -- July 14, 2005 --Winchester Systems Inc, an innovative storage solutions company, has announced support of their FlashDisk storage products for use with Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.4 Update 1 (NASDAQ: RHAT).
“New applications, 64-bit architectures, and high capacity SATA drives are fueling demand to support larger file sizes”, said Dave Geene, VP Sales & Marketing at Winchester Systems, “For example, the new digital high-definition 4K resolution film standards easily push file sizes over the 2 TB limit. Our customers can now deploy a Red Hat solution that is supported with up to an 8 TB file size on standard RHEL v4.1 ext3 file systems and up to 64 TBs with Red Hat’s Global File System and 64 bit systems”.
Winchester Systems meets the requirements of customers who need a storage solution compatible with their Enterprise Linux infrastructure. In fact, Red Hat recently completed its 8 TB hardware compatibility testing with the major host bus adapter vendors using Winchester Systems storage, as noted in Red Hat’s v4 update 1 release notes. Reference: (https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-4-Manual/release-notes/as-amd64/RELEASE-NOTES-U1-x86_64-en.html)
Winchester Systems works closely with Red Hat to ensure ease of use and compatibility. FlashDisk storage products have been compatible from versions v2.1, through v3 and now v4.
A further demonstration of the Red Hat/Winchester Systems relationship is a joint webcast on the latest storage and file systems enhancements of RHEL v4 presented with Matt O’Keefe, Director of Storage Strategy and Rob Kenna, Senior Product Manager – Storage, from Red Hat. The webcast can be viewed on the Winchester Systems website. http://www.winsys.com/webex2/.
“Our mutual customers continue to realize the benefits of open source-based storage solutions”, said Jan Sutton, Winchester Systems Marketing Manager, “Red Hat v4 supports LVM v2 which has many new features that make it easier to deploy and manage large storage pools”.
About Winchester Systems, Inc.
Winchester Systems provides SAN, NAS and DAS capable enterprise storage solutions including high performance iSCSI, SCSI and Fibre Channel RAID disk arrays, tiered-storage and other high performance commercial and military grade storage for mid-range servers including Linux, UNIX, and NT. For more information go to http://www.winsys.com .