Phoenix International Systems unveiled their RPC16 Rugged Network Attached Storage Server.

As the military works to capitalize on the deluge of data generated by intelligent, connected devices, an intelligent data strategy has never been more critical. Enter edge computing is essential in addressing this challenge by enabling access and analytics close to the data source.

Edge computing can mean many things, but for military users, the key is flexible, modular, rugged, proven, and reliable systems in harsh tactical land, maritime, and airborne environments. The RPC16 NAS incorporates a removable magazine with up to 16 SSDs or HDDs, which can be quickly removed to offload data. The magazines can then be moved to separate locations and plugged into another RPC16 on any other network for further analysis.

Major Features of the RPC16 NAS:

  • Reliable, High-Speed Data Capture
  • Compact 2U Rack Height, Shallow 19.5” Rack Depth
  • Highly Available and Resilient Architecture
  • Quickly Upload Data with Removable Drive Magazine
  • Up to 122TB Storage Capacity
  • AES-256 hardware and file-level encryption
  • FIPS140-2 Validation
  • Secure Erase/Data Elimination
  • MIL-STD-810G Certified
  • Made in the USA


The RPC16 NAS allows networked devices to share and store data using all common network services. It supports a variety of network-based file systems that will enable multiple hosts to share and store information. Network connections are provided through load-balanced Ethernet ports, available from Gigabit to 100 Gigabit, and can support various optical (or copper) Ethernet ports for low EMI susceptibility.

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