Panasas® is the leader in hybrid scale-out NAS for technical computing environments. All Panasas storage appliances leverage Panasas PanFS® parallel file system to deliver no compromise performance, manageability and reliability that improve with scale.
Panasas introduced scale-out parallel storage products based on its first generation blade architecture in 2004. Now in its fifth generation, Panasas systems are optimized for highly demanding big data workloads in design and discovery including bioscience, energy, finance, government, manufacturing, and other core research and development sectors.
Optimized for parallel NFS (pNFS) throughput and designed with private cloud implementations in mind, Panasas® ActiveStor® scale-out storage appliances scale via a modular, buy-as-you grow blade architecture. ActiveStor is based on industry standard disk storage and delivers unrivaled performance per gigabyte. It provides effortless capacity expansion to eight petabytes (PB) and linear performance scaling to 150 gigabytes (GB) per second – the industry's highest system throughput per GB of disk storage for a scalable file system. With the intelligent use of SSD technology, the fifth generation Panasas ActiveStor 16 storage system is optimized for mixed workloads delivering both small file and large file performance. This unique approach makes the Panasas scale-out storage system ideal for highly unstructured big data workloads.