Forensic organizations considering implementing a new data and file server should take a look at the FREDC™ Workgroup Server (FREDC WS™). Digital Intelligence built this solution to be a very high-performance, fully integrated alternative to traditional white-box enterprise servers. Based upon the technology used in our larger FREDC Data Center™, the Workgroup Server is a great solution for moderately sized forensic teams.
The FREDC Workgroup Server is built upon the proven technology of the FREDC Data Center. At the heart of each system is a FREDC Server-RM™ module. Dual Xeon® CPUs power an OpenSuse LEAP operating system. Tuned for superb performance, the FREDC Workgroup Server provides the file and data sharing that forensic departments need - without the hassles of managing a traditional server environment.
The FREDC Workgroup Server may be ordered with an optional Quantum LTO-8 tape library for user and case data archival. Netvault backup software is included for regular system backups and long-term archival of forensic data to tape.
The FREDC Workgroup Server includes a 10GbE 24-port network switch with 24-port patch panel providing ample physical connections for a moderately sized forensic department. Whether it’s forensic workstations, network printers, or other network enabled forensic devices (such as forensic imagers) our proven network infrastructure will provide the performance and stability you need. FREDC Workgroup Server includes the Digital Intelligence software utilities built to make it easy to manage a high-performance forensic network and data/file server.
The base FREDC WS ships standard with ten (10) internal hard-drives provide a maximum raw data storage capacity of 180 TBs. Accounting for network backup space and RAID6 striping, a total of 130 TB of fault-tolerant data storage is available. Need a bit more storage? The FREDC WS has capacity to add one (1) FREDC RAID-RM™ module. With the optional RAID-RM, the total FREDC WS data capacity is 612TB raw, 486 TB RAID6 striped.
More and more forensic teams are choosing to manage their license dongles centrally in an effort to gain efficiency and lower costs. The FREDC Workgroup Server supports this through a 10-port USB hub with dongle sharing software.
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.
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.
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. As with the larger FREDC Data Center™, you have the option to have DI System Engineers install, test, and train at your site typically in three days or less. However, the streamlined design of the FREDC Workgroup Server gives you the option of handling on-site installation using your own personnel. Either way, a FREDC Data Center investment pays casework dividends within days of its arrival.
Dual Intel® Xeon® Silver Series 4110 CPUs, 8 core, 2.1 GHz, 11MB cache.
Available CPU options:
Silver Series: 4, 10, and 12 cores
Gold Series: 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 18 cores
Platinum Series: 24 and 28 cores
Note: FREDC Workgroup Server systems include two (2) Xeon CPUs. Total cores per system double those shown above.
128 GB ECC memory PC4 21300 DDR4-2666 MHz
Configurable to 256, 512, 768, or 1536GB
Base FREDC WS raw: 190TB
Base FREDC WS RAID6: 130B
With one (1) RAID-RM module added (optional)
Total FREDC WS raw: 612TB
Total FREDC WS RAID6: 486TB
Ten (10) port USB 3.0 hub with Eltima license dongle sharing solution
Standard suite of FRED-C network management software utilities including:
FCCInstall - Prepare stock workstation for use with FREDC Workgroup Server
DIWIMS - Create and maintain functional images of connected workstations
NetLogon - Forensic workstation drive mapping and time sync
DIDRE - “Bare metal” recovery of the server to a known good state
BD-R/BD-RE/DVD±RW/CD±RW Blu-ray burner, dual-layer combo drive
10GbE 24-port network switch
24-port patch panel with CAT 6A cables
Two (2) 10 GbE aggregated links
Optional: Quantum® LTO-8 tape library. Maybe be purchased as a upgrade option
Optional: NetVault® backup software
24U steel rack / cabinet with removable door. Cabinet has eight (8) fans for flow-through ventilation.
ATEN in-rack keyboard and display
1200 Watt modular power supply
36 months from date of purchase, extended warranty options available, lifetime technical support
50” (h) x 24” (w) x 43” (d), 390 lbs