Hercules Storage System

Dynamic archiving system for fast and secure data storage and retrieval


Infinitely expandable data storage

Fully automated operation

Seamless integration with the HGL acquisition and analysis software

Store, back-up and retrieve mission critical data transparently

Total data transportability, including offsite locations

High-performance throughput



Aerospace development and testing systems require the capture and analysis of vast amounts of data; this demands a robust, dynamic archiving system for fast and secure data storage and retrieval.
The HGL Dynamics Hercules archiving system provides an automated scalable storage system for large scale aerospace testing applications. It is infinitely expandable from simple, single tape drive systems to multiple drive, multiple robot storage systems.
Hercules is fully network-enabled and can be operated locally or remotely over LAN or WAN networks.
Hercules is based on a three-tier model, designed to provide the maximum speed and safety for data.

Primary Storage


Each Hercules includes a fast RAID5 storage system for instant access to regularly-used files. The RAID systems are available in size from 500 Gigabytes to 50+ Terabytes. Hercules can also be used with 3rd party NAS systems if required.
Access to primary storage is near instantaneous (80-300 Megabytes/sec) for local users, and available to remote users through various networking solutions.
Hercules uses a sophisticated caching system to ensure that the data users require remains on the fast primary storage for as long as possible.