FREDC Workgroup Server

FREDC Workgroup Server

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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.

 

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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.

 

Connect Up To 24 Forensic Workstations & Other Devices


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.

High Capacity Fault-Tolerant,
Local Storage

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.

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FREDC Value

  • Security of evidence and case data. Ability to store and manage very large amounts of forensic data in a fault-tolerant, centralized data management infrastructure.
  • Accessibility of evidence and case data. Case data is accessible by any examiner working at any forensic workstation that is connected through the FREDC forensic network.
  • Speed and convenience. The 10 Gb network supports extremely fast file transfers and direct-to-network forensic imaging (at drive speed).
  • A true turn-key, complete solution. FREDCs include all hardware and software components required to install a fully functioning, high-performance forensic network and being investigative work within 48 hours (from start of installation).
  • Ease of system management and administration. FREDC Data Centers include a management console with utilities built to enable efficient system administration by forensic examiners or IT professionals alike.
  • Secure Evidence Chain of Custody. Access to digital forensic evidence is logged and reported accordingly.
  • Agnostic Infrastructure. The FREDC is built to operate with all modern, forensic tools and software.
  • Scalable. Easily add RAID data storage modules and other processing appliances as needs grow and evolve.
  • Highly responsive, low latency network. Round-trip data transfers between networked workstations and the central server are minimized for efficient user operation.
  • Easy archival and retrieval of evidence and case data. Moving case data and evidence from on-line to archive (and back) is easily accomplished with automated tape backup tools.
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Central Dongle Sharing Helps to Manage Software License Costs

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.

Easier to Manage. Lower Cost to Own

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.

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What our customers are saying

Rick lee
Rick Lee
EnCE, GCFA, CISSP
Digital Forensics Consultant
SaskTel Business Solutions
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.
Francis brackin
Francis Brackin
Computer Evidence Specialist III
Onondaga County Center
for Forensic Sciences
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.
Detective mike carpenter
Mike Carpenter
Detective
Criminal Investigations Division
Waukesha Police Department
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.

Install Today. Run Cases Tomorrow.

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.

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FREDC Workgroup Server
Processor

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.

Chipset
Intel C621
Memory

128 GB ECC memory PC4 21300 DDR4-2666 MHz

Configurable to 256, 512, 768, or 1536GB

Server Operating System
OpenSUSE LEAP
Symantec Ghost
Fault-Tolerant Storage

Data capacities:
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

License Dongle Sharing

Ten (10) port USB 3.0 hub with Eltima license dongle sharing solution

Server Management

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

DVD/CD/Blu-ray

BD-R/BD-RE/DVD±RW/CD±RW Blu-ray burner, dual-layer combo drive

Network Switch

10GbE 24-port network switch

Network Connections

24-port patch panel with CAT 6A cables

Networking

Two (2) 10 GbE aggregated links

External Connections
Four (4) USB 2.0 ports
Ten (10) USB 3.0 ports
Six (6) USB 3.1 ports
Data / Case Archival

Optional: Quantum® LTO-8 tape library. Maybe be purchased as a upgrade option

Backup Software

Optional: NetVault® backup software

Rack / Cabinet

24U steel rack / cabinet with removable door. Cabinet has eight (8) fans for flow-through ventilation.

Keyboard / Mouse / Display

ATEN in-rack keyboard and display

Power

1200 Watt modular power supply

Warranty and Support

36 months from date of purchase, extended warranty options available, lifetime technical support

Dimensions and Weight

50” (h) x 24” (w) x 43” (d), 390 lbs

Call (262) 782-3332 to talk to a FREDC specialist