Source: Winchester Systems Inc.

Winchester Systems FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays With Virtual Storage Services Achieve VMware Ready(TM) Status

BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - July 6, 2010) -  Winchester Systems, a leading provider of data storage products, today announced that four new FlashDisk RAID disk arrays with Virtual Storage Services including models VX2324S, VX2328R, VX3424S and VX3428R have achieved VMware Ready™ status. This designation indicates that these FlashDisk RAID disk arrays 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 RAID disk arrays make best use of VMware technology and are ready for deployment in customer environments.

 "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 RAID disk arrays with VMware ESX, enterprises can deploy high speed, high capacity, highly reliable data storage and enjoy the new Virtual Storage Services in the VX models including virtual data storage, snapshots and automated disk-to-disk backup," 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 1,200 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:

FlashDisk products currently on the VMware Hardware Compatibility list include: VX2324S, VX2328R, VX3424S, VX3428R, FC3494R, FC3494S, FC3414R, FC3412S, SX3418R, SX3414S, SX3488R, SX3484S, SX3498R, SX3494S, SX2318R, SX2314S, SX2388R, SX2382S, SX1392S, SX1394R, SA3498R, SA4598R and SA4594S.

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.