SOURCE: Winchester Systems Inc.
BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 30, 2012) - Winchester Systems Inc., a leading data storage solutions provider, today announced that they deployed a solution at ASA Automotive Systems, a leading supplier of licensed and hosted software solutions for automotive retailers and wholesalers. The solution provides a virtualized hosted environment for their automotive applications that delivers "Software as a Service" (SaaS) to ASA clients with the performance and reliability needed to meet demanding service level agreements.
"ASA partnered with Winchester Systems to provide storage solutions for their hosting services because it offers a scalable architecture, energy-efficient design, and business continuity with hardware based snapshots, mirroring and FlashD2D automated disk-to-disk backup," said Scott Hopkins, Vice President of Operations for ASA Automotive Systems. "By offering 'Purpose-Built' solutions, Winchester Systems products have consistently yielded better performance and more reliable enterprise data storage and server solutions. They are easier to understand and manage which helps us ensure that every ASA customer receives the performance and availability that it deserves," he added.
Historically, ASA hosting services operated on servers that each supported a single operating system and a single application dedicated to individual customers. Recently, the company made the decision to move to virtualization technology that makes it possible to run multiple virtual machines on a single physical host. ASA used the VMware virtualization platform as the foundation for building ASA's private cloud. ASA no longer assigns servers, storage, or network bandwidth permanently to each customer. Instead, its hardware resources are dynamically allocated when and where they're needed within its private cloud.
"We were looking to acquire a storage subsystem that provides high performance as well as reliability and redundancy in order to prevent our customers from experiencing delays and ensure that our applications are always available to support their business needs," Hopkins said. "We looked at Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Winchester Systems and selected Winchester Systems because it provides leading-edge performance and reliability at an affordable price. We also liked the fact that Winchester Systems provides flexibility to expand capacity as we move forward and grow in the future. Finally, I had worked with Winchester Systems in the past so I already knew their support is second to none."
"Our new computing and storage infrastructure makes it possible for us to fulfill demanding service level agreements (SLAs) that will enable our customers to operate their businesses efficiently and most importantly reliably for many years to come with the ability to grow their data as required," Hopkins said. "Our storage system has played the key role in the creation of a robust, reliable shared environment where multiple customers share the resources to run our applications. We monitor the storage system performance continuously and we solicit feedback from our customers. Its performance over the past 18 months has been excellent."
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About Winchester Systems Inc.
Winchester Systems provides "Purpose-Built" data storage solutions for commercial and military applications that include servers, networking, storage and software combined with professional integration services. Storage offerings include FlashDisk RAID Disk Arrays in Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations. These tiered storage solutions offer a wide variety of SAS and SSD disks for Fibre Channel, SAS and iSCSI environments. FlashServer Intel-based servers include standard and high availability configurations. For more information visit: www.winsys.com.