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About Panasas

Panasas is the performance scale-out NAS leader for unstructured data, driving industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows and simplifying data management. Panasas ActiveStor® appliances leverage the patented PanFS® storage operating system and DirectFlow® protocol to deliver performance and reliability at scale from an appliance that is as easy to manage as it is fast to deploy.

Panasas introduced scale-out parallel storage products based on its first generation blade architecture in 2004. Now in its fifth generation, Panasas storage is optimized for the most demanding workloads in life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, energy, government as well as education environments, and has been deployed in more than 50 countries worldwide.


Panasas ActiveStor Performance Scale-out NAS

ActiveStor is a fully integrated solution consisting of hybrid storage hardware, file system and protocols, combined with triple parity protection. With ActiveStor, performance and data protection increase with scale to accelerate time-to-results for even the most demanding high-performance workloads. 8TB drive technology supports scalability to more than 20 petabytes (PB) and 200 gigabytes per second (GB/s), while RAID 6+ triple parity protection with per-file distributed software based on erasure codes provides a 150-fold increase in reliability over dual-parity approaches. Its enterprise-grade reliability and ease of installation and management further set ActiveStor apart.


The Panasas Difference