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Phoenix International Announces Small Form Factor Rugged Network Attached Storage File Server With Removable Solid-state Disks for Manned/Unmanned Vehicles

San Diego, CA February 6, 2018

Phoenix International Systems, proven pioneer in state-of-the-art data storage technology providing rugged and reliable COTS data storage solutions, today introduced the Phalanx II Rugged Network Attached Storage (NAS) file server with removable Solid State Disks. The new product is being introduced at AFCEA West 2018.

The Phalanx II is SWaP optimized and provides high performance, high capacity and secure data storage for Unmanned Aerial, Underwater and Surface Vehicles (UAVs, UUVs and USVs) and Manned Airborne ISR applications. This small form factor NAS weighs less than eight pounds, provides up to 16TB 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 convenient web based GUI or CLI.

The Phalanx II houses two Removable Media Modules (RMMs) which can be quickly removed to off load data and declassify the system. The RMMs can then be moved to separate locations and plugged into another Phalanx II NAS (or compatible ground station) on any other network. When used in conjunction 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.

Data security is a key component to any mass storage application and the Phalanx II addresses this with optional support for AES-256 hardware and file level encryption, FIPS140-2 and hardware and/or software triggered Data Elimination.

The Phalanx II allows networked devices to share and store data using all common network services: NFS (V3/V4), SMB/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.

Major Features of the Phoenix International Phalanx II NAS:

– MLC or SLC Solid State Disk devices

– Intel Core i7 CPU

– Video: 1x VGA, 2x or 3x DVI Video Output

– I/O: 5x GigE, 2x 10GigE, USB 2/3, Serial (RS232/422)

– Operational temperature from -40° to +71°C

– Optional AES 256 hardware and file level encryption

– MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-704F/1275D

Phoenix International has been designing and building Rugged data storage systems for any application – from Multi-Terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules – since 1993.

Based in Orange, California, Phoenix International is an AS9100 Rev D/ISO 9001:2015 Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Click here for the press release in PDF format.

Click here for the datasheet in PDF format.

Phoenix International Announces Small Form Factor Rugged Network Attached Storage Solution for Unmanned Vehicles

Dallas, TX May 8, 2017

Phoenix International Systems, proven pioneer in state-of-the art data storage technology providing rugged and reliable COTS data storage solutions, today introduced the Phalanx II rugged Network Attached Storage (NAS) data storage system. The new product is being introduced at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017.

The cigar box sized (82mm x 215mm x 226.5mm) Phalanx II is SWaP optimized and provides high performance, high capacity and secure data storage for Unmanned Aerial and Underwater Vehicles (UAVs, UUVs) and airborne ISR applications. This small form factor NAS weighs less than six lbs, provides up to 16TB of storage capacity with two Solid State Disks (SSDs) and supports RAID 0 (mirroring) and RAID 1 (stripping). Hot-swap removable drives are optionally available. System configuration and management is provided via a convenient web based GUI or CLI.

Data security is a key component to any mass storage application and the Phalanx II addresses this with optional support for AES-256 encryption and hardware and/or software triggered Data Elimination.

The Phalanx II allows 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 five load balanced Gigabit Ethernet ports, and it can support dual optical 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports for low EMI susceptibility.

Major Features of the Phoenix International Phalanx II NAS:

MLC or SLC Solid State Disk devices
Intel Broadwell (Xeon v4) CPU
Video: 1x VGA, 2x or 3x DVI Video Output
I/O: 5x GigE, 2x 10GigE, USB 2/3, Serial (RS232/422)
Monitoring via SMART, SNMP, EMAIL (Health/Performance)
Operational temperature from -40° to +71°C
38999 Connectors Standard
12-36VDC @ 25-75 Watts (Option Variable)
Optional AES 256 encryption
MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, MIL-STD-704F/1275D

Phoenix International has been designing and building Rugged data storage systems for any application – from Multi-Terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules – since 1993.

Based in Orange, California, Phoenix International is an AS9100 Rev C/ISO 9001:2008 Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Click here for the press release in PDF format.

Click here for the datasheet in PDF format.

Phoenix International Introduces NVMe Open VPX Solid State Disk Data Storage Module

San Diego, CA Feb 21, 2017

Phoenix International Systems today unveiled its industry leading 3.2 terabyte capacity VP1-250-eSSD 3U Open VPX NVM Express (NVMe) Solid State Disk data storage module at AFCEA/USNI West 2017 Conference and Exposition.

NVM Express (NVMe) is an industry-standard registered interface designed to accelerate the performance of nonvolatile PCI Express (PCIe) SSDs. The NVMe protocol was established in collaboration by server industry leaders to standardize a scalable PCIe interface, making it easier for designers to unlock the full potential of PCIe. NVMe provides opportunities for increased data throughput and reduced latency all while reducing the number of drives needed — both now and in the future. Adoption of this industry standard is driven by a strong consortium of storage technology providers and a robust ecosystem of drivers across multiple operating systems.

The VP1-250-eSSD is 3U VPX SSD storage module that delivers extremely high performance via a single Fat Pipe (PCIe 4x). Designed from the ground up to remove legacy layers of hard drive interfaces such as SATA and SAS, it takes full advantage of the speed and parallelism of solid state nonvolatile memory. Streamlined efficient queuing protocol combined with an optimized command set register interface enables low latency and high performance. Data is delivered fast and efficiently with minimal burden on the host CPU.

Major Features of the VP1-250-eSSD Data Storage Module:

Out-of-the-box software, drivers and manageability enable easy adoption and storage interoperability

Capacities from 800GB to 3.2TB

Optimized register interface and command set lowers latency

Performance:

Sequential 128KB read: 3.0 GB/s

Sequential 128KB write: 2.0 GB/s

Random 4KB read: 750,000 IOPS

Random 4KB write: 300,000 IOPS

Operating shock: 1000G/1ms

Operating vibration: 3.1 GRMS 5–800Hz @ 30 min/axis

Advanced flash management for enhanced reliability and durability

Streamlined protocol with efficient queuing mechanism to scale for multi-core CPUs

2,000,000 hours MTBF

Made in USA

Phoenix International is an AS 9100 rev C/ISO 9001:2008 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) manufacturer of Rugged COTS data storage products. Phoenix developed state of the art enabling technology provides users with mass storage products that ensure the highest performance storage and data network systems. These systems range in size and application from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state (flash) storage modules.

Click here for the press release in PDF format.

Phoenix International Announces Data at Rest Encryption Open VPX Data Storage Modules

New Orleans, LA May 2, 2016

Phoenix International Systems, Inc., proven pioneer in state-of-the art data storage technology providing rugged and reliable COTS data storage solutions, today introduced Self Encrypting Drive (SED) technology support for its VP1-250X Open VPX Plug-in Storage Module. The new Module is being introduced at XPONENTIAL 2016.

The Phoenix International VP1-250X Series now supports TCG compliant and FIPS 140-2 certified AES 256 encryption as well as instant secure erase when configured with solid state disks and hard disk drives with these capabilities.

Data security is a key component to any mass storage application and has been brought to the general public’s awareness. For example, recent data breaches at major corporations, retail establishments and government agencies have highlighted to people the financial and security fallout from these attacks. However, for deployed military applications, data security has always been a concern and thanks to new Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) options, data-at-rest security has become more efficient and affordable.

The VP1-250X is a 3U VPX drive storage module capable of using either rotating media or solid state drives. The VP1-250X allows direct point-to-point connection of drives or uses the PCI Express interface with the on-board SATA controller to interface with the host. It features a “Purge” input to destroy the supported media installed on the module for data security. The module supports both SATA and SAS drives.

Major Features of the Phoenix VPX Mass Data Storage Module:

– Solid-state disk or hard disk devices

– Conduction, REDI conduction or air-cooled

– Supports SATA, SAS and PCI express interfaces

– Up to 80,000 feet operational altitude

– Operational temperature from -40° to 85°C

– Connect as SATA/SAS drive or via the PCIe interface, jumper selectable

– Solid State Drives (SSD) up to 4TB, Rotating Disk Drives (RDD) up to 6TB

– Can be configured to work from Fat Pipe A or B from the VPX bus

– Integrated SLC, eMLC or MLC NAND SSDs

– Meets military and IRIG 106-07 declassification standards

– Optional AES 256 encryption

– Made in USA

Phoenix International has been designing and building Rugged data storage systems for any application – from Multi-Terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules – since 1993.

Based in Orange, California, Phoenix International is an AS9100 Rev C/ISO 9001:2008 Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Click here for the press release in PDF format.

Phoenix International Announces Data at Rest Encryption Raid Data Storage Systems

San Diego, CA February 16, 2016

Phoenix International Systems, Inc., proven pioneer in state-of-the art data storage technology providing rugged and reliable COTS data storage solutions, today introduced Self Encrypting Drive (SED) technology support for its RPC24 4004 Series Drive Magazine based, rugged storage solution. The new system was introduced at AFCEA West 2016.

The Phoenix International RPC24 4004 Series now supports TCG compliant and FIPS 140-2 certified AES 256 encryption as well as instant secure erase when configured with solid state disks and hard disk drives with these capabilities.

Data security is a key component to any mass storage application and has been brought to the general public’s awareness with the recent data breaches at major corporations, retail establishments and government agencies to see the financial and security fallout from these attacks. However, for deployed military applications, data security has always been a concern and thanks to new Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) options, data-at-rest security has become more efficient and affordable.

The Phoenix International RPC 4004 Series is available in a variety of configurations for 2.5 inch SSDs and 2.5-inch HDDs. Each RPC24 converged interface storage array includes two four-port controllers and can be easily configured in the field with eight 16Gb Fibre Channel ports, eight 10Gb iSCSI ports, or a combination of four 16Gb Fibre Channel and four 10Gb iSCSI ports. IT managers often use Fibre Channel for the storage network within the data center, and iSCSI for replication and other data management services outside of the data center. These storage arrays are fully backward-compatible with 8Gb/4Gb Fibre Channel and1Gb iSCSI networking solutions such as switches and host bus adapters. The RPC24 4004 12Gb SAS models are fully backward-compatible with 6Gb SAS investments. All 4004 models are meta-data compatible with previous generation RPC24 arrays, so that customers can accomplish data-in-place migration by simply upgrading to 4004 generation controllers.

Featuring a storage capacity of 50TB+, the lightning fast RPC24 4004 series includes two easily removable magazines containing up to twelve solid state disk or hard disk drives, each housed in rugged 2U (3.5”) panel height, 19.5” deep enclosure. Incorporating aluminum and steel in its rugged construction, it series weighs only 51 lbs with a full complement of 24 SSDs, is less than 20” deep and is certified to military specifications MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461E.

Phoenix International’s incorporated SimulCache technology leverages redundant RAID controllers, thus eliminating the performance degradation associated with conventional cache mirroring. The implementation of a high-speed dedicated PCI-Express bus streamlines write performance resulting in superior overall system responsiveness, driving faster application throughput. Dual-redundant RAID controllers, dual power supplies and dual fans bring uptime figures to 99.999 percent availability, so customers don’t experience downtime or data loss.

Phoenix International has been designing and building Rugged data storage systems for any application – from Multi-Terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules – since 1993.

Based in Orange, California, Phoenix International is an AS9100 Rev C/ISO 9001:2008 Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Click here to download the press release in PDF format.

Phoenix International Receives Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Supplier of the Year Award

ORANGE, CA December 1, 2015

Phoenix International Systems, Inc., a world leader in rugged data storage systems, has been named Northrop Grumman Aerospace System’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ Award recipient in the Small Business – Subcontracts category.

Award presented by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Sector

“Our supplier of the year award program is an outgrowth of Northrop Grumman’s strategic sourcing initiative, an effort started during the summer of 2003 to build stronger long-term relationships with our suppliers.” Remarked Northrop Grumman’s Kevin Mitchell, Global Supply Chain Vice President. “Under this initiative, suppliers are “graded” quarterly on parameters such as quality, on-time delivery, lean principles and participation in affordability initiatives. While many suppliers qualify, this program honors the best of a group of superior performers. Phoenix consistently performs ‘over and above’ our requirements and delivers best in class quality products that directly aligns NGC with earning principal recognition from our Customer”.

“Our Phoenix team is very proud to be honored with this recognition,” commented Amos Deacon III, President of Phoenix International. ”This Supplier of the Year Award reflects our team’s commitment to exceeding our customer’s expectations from product performance and expert technical support to immediate responses to their requests for information and investing in capital assets to support their Programs”.

Phoenix International is an AS 9100 Rev C /ISO 9001-2008 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) manufacturer of Rugged COTS data storage products. Phoenix developed state of the art enabling technology provides users with mass data storage products that ensure the highest performance storage and data network systems. These systems range in size and application from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules.

Click here for the press release in PDF format.

Phoenix International Receives Northrop Grumman Platinum Level – Platinum Source Award for Supplier Excellence

ORANGE, CA November 12, 2014

Phoenix International, Inc., a world leader in rugged data storage systems, has received Northrop Grumman’s Platinum Level Platinum Source Award, reflecting the Company’s sustained excellence as a supplier of quality products and on-time delivery to Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (AS) Sector.

Award presented by Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Sector

“As you know, the Platinum Source Supplier Award is recognition for your high level of quality and delivery performance as a Northrop Grumman AS supplier.” Remarked Northrop Grumman’s Joseph Jackson, Director of Supplier Quality. “It empowers your company to act on behalf of AS in conducting final acceptance of your products designated as Platinum Source by Purchase Order. In addition, your company holds a favorable position in our supplier base as a recognized Platinum Source Supplier”. Phoenix International supplies Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Sector with high performance, rugged RAID data storage systems used in aircraft as well as in training and support applications.

“I am very proud of our Phoenix team,” said Amos Deacon III, President of Phoenix International. ”The Platinum Source Award was made in recognition of Phoenix’s demonstrated distinction in meeting performance standards — outstanding quality, commitment to meeting delivery schedules, and focus on customer satisfaction.”

Phoenix International is an AS 9100 rev C/ISO 9001:2008 certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) manufacturer of Rugged COTS data storage products. Phoenix developed state of the art enabling technology provides users with mass data storage products that ensure the highest performance storage and data network systems. These systems range in size and application from multi-terabyte Fibre Channel RAID, NAS and Storage Area Network (SAN) configurations to conduction cooled plug-in VPX and VME solid state disk storage modules.

Click here for the press release in PDF format.