The FREDC Data Center is purpose-built to function as a high-performing departmental forensic server. With over 100 installations world-wide, FREDC is a proven, one-of-kind solution for departmental forensic acquisition, analysis, case management, evidence storage and data archival needs.
FREDC Data Centers function as a digital forensic data server and complete forensic network infrastructure. The heart of each FREDC is a SERVER-RM module, powered by Intel Dual Xeon E5-2620 processors, with 8 cores per cpu. Upgrades of 10, 14, and 18 cores per cpu are available. 128 GB DDR4 memory is standard, upgradeable to 256 and 512 GB.
Each FREDC Server-RM comes standard with a ten drive internal RAID array for operating system, workstation images and other data storage needs. FREDC systems also include a sixteen drive RAID-RM module for digital evidence storage. As evidence storage needs grow, additional RAID-RM modules can be added. RAID6 fault tolerance is standard and other types of RAID striping are also supported. FREDC Data Centers achieve extremely fast data transfers with dual 10 Gb ethernet networks, standard with FREDC installations.
The FREDC SERVER-RM’s operating system is OpenSUSE Linux, optimized by Digital Intelligence for incredible performance and near-zero system administration. With a FREDC Data Center, you avoid the headaches, upgrades, and higher support cost that come with traditional Windows data server environments.
The 10 GB Ethernet backbone supports direct-to-network forensic imaging at drive limited speeds. Direct-to-network imaging saves time and resources by eliminating the need to use interim storage devices. Each FREDC network module includes a 48-port Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000) switch for connecting workstations, network printers, and other devices.
Standard on all FREDC’s is the FRED-RM (rackmount) forensic workstation. Each FRED-RM, itself a processing and forensic imaging powerhouse, ships with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and OpenSUSE Linux operating systems. Exclusive to DI, the UltraBay 4d has advanced imaging features (single drive or multiple simultaneous drive imaging), read/write modes (for non-forensic drive wiping), and a touch-screen UI for device information access and management not available in other forensic systems.
FREDC’s are integrated and tested prior to shipment. The modular FREDC design and extensive pre-ship testing ensures minimal field issues during site installation. DI System Engineers install, test, and train at your site typically in three days or less. A FREDC Data Center investment pays casework dividends within days of its arrival.
To further reduce the cost of FREDC ownership, we’ve included a proprietary set of system and network administration utilities. Built by Digital Intelligence, these utilities reduce or eliminate the time and effort required to maintain a properly running high-performance forensic network. Network workstation installation, system backup, system restoration, drive mapping, single user sign-on, and even bare metal disaster recovery is made almost trivial.
FREDC's fault tolerant data storage capacity is huge. Each FREDC Data Center includes a minimum of 260 TB of fault tolerant storage (100 TB in the SERVER-RM module and 160 TB in the RAID-RM module). For more storage simply add additional RAID-RM modules in 160 TB increments. FREDC Data Centers can provide evidence and data storage capacity well in excess of 3 petabytes.
Use FREDC to manage your software investment. Forensic and eDiscovery software license dongles connected to the SERVER-RM USB 3.0 ports are managed as shared resources for departmental access and use. This feature, exclusive to Digital Intelligence FREDC Data Centers promotes efficient sharing of software licenses and may help lower software licensing costs.
FREDC Data Centers ship standard with a 16-tape robotic tape library and enterprise class backup/archival software. The backup software is pre-installed and configured to support automated archival of evidence and other data.
Digital Intelligence's proprietary FREDC SMS gateway supports real-time, text-based event notifications. Problems like disk failures and temperature alerts trigger automatic notifications sent to a configurable list of recipients. This feature is available at no additional charge to our North American customers.
Out of the box, the FREDC Data Centers provide the processing, evidence storage, and network data transfer speeds that high-performing forensic departments require. As caseload or processing needs change, storage and processing modules can be added to insure FREDC remains a vital tool in your digital crime fighting arsenal. Optional modules include RAID-RM storage, FREDC DB database server, FREDC VM virtual machine server, FREDC DUO distributed workers, AccessData LAB server, and the GPU PowerStation for password decryption.
Recommending less is sometimes more. Optimizing system processor cores, RAM, and storage is something we take very seriously. We don’t want our customers to spend more than is necessary for great performance. We test all FRED configurations using industry leading software. This methodology produces systems optimized for excellent performance when conducting forensic examinations.
When you purchase from Digital Intelligence, you’re getting the best forensic products money can buy. But the value doesn’t stop there. You get lifetime technical support and access to a professional, dedicated support team. We measure our success not just by the number of systems we sell but also by the level of support we provide. Whether it’s a question about your FRED, UltraBlock, Imager or software – or a question about a forensic problem you face – we have your back. Call, email, or text. We are here for you.
UltraBay 4d forensic bridge – write blocks SATA, SAS, IDE, USB 3.0/2.0/1.1, FireWire, and PCIe SSD storage devices.
Touch screen UI support local, on-screen access to device information:
Supports simultaneous and sequential forensic imaging. Hot swapping on all but PCIe devices
We’ve been using Digital Intelligence hardware for 15 years and the FRED C Data Center for over 10 years. The FRED C Data Center is the core of our Digital Forensic network and has worked very well for us...We will be continuing to use Digital Intelligence hardware in the future.
We've relied on Digital Intelligence and the FREDC Data Center as the backbone of our forensic operation since 2010. In that time we've come to appreciate and depend on the Digital Intelligence team's expertise, responsiveness, and professionalism.
Our FREDC Data Center installation went flawless. The Digital Intelligence team has this product dialed-in. Our installation was completed in one day. We were running cases on our new FREDC by the end of day two.