BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) - Winchester Systems, a leading provider of data storage products, today announced that a complete line of FlashDisk RAID disk arrays, including Fibre Channel, SAS and SATA models, have achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that these FlashDisk storage products have passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and are now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that these FlashDisk products make best use of VMware technology and are ready for deployment in customer environments.

The FlashDisk RAID disk arrays that are now VMware Ready include these model numbers:

FC3494R, FC3494S, FC3414R, FC3412S, SX3418R, SX3414S, SX3488R, SX3484S, SX3498R, SX3494S, SX2318R, SX2314S, SX2388R, SX2382S, SX1392S, SX1394R, SA3498R, SA4598R and SA4594S.

"We are pleased that these FlashDisk RAID disk arrays qualify for the VMware Ready™ logo, signifying to customers that they have passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and are ready to run in production environments," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.

"By using FlashDisk with VMware ESX, enterprises can deploy high speed, high capacity, highly reliable data storage with RAID 6 dual-parity data protection," stated Mr. Jerry Namery, the company's chief technology officer.

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1,300 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

Winchester Systems FlashDisk can be found within the online VMware Partner Product Catalog at Hardware products can be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at

About Winchester Systems Inc.
Winchester Systems provides high performance FlashDisk data storage plus servers and system integration services for VMware, Windows, Linux and UNIX platforms plus Windows, Linux and Oracle Clusters. Storage offerings include Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions for commercial, healthcare, government, military, security, surveillance and educational applications. These tiered storage solutions include iSCSI, SAS, SATA, SCSI and Fibre Channel RAID disk arrays. For more information visit:

Winchester Systems and FlashDisk are registered trademarks of Winchester Systems Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Contact Information:

Joel Leider
Chief Executive Officer
Winchester Systems Inc.