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Panasas Expands European Presence with New Management for Central Europe to Capitalize on Growth in Scale-Out NAS

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 – Panasas, Inc., the leader in hybrid scale-out NAS for technical research and enterprise customers, today announced that it has hired industry veteran Thomas Geissler to lead sales in Central Europe. Thomas will work closely with the Panasas technical and support team, as well as local channel partners across Central Europe.

Through these well-established local alliances, Panasas is strategically positioned to further strengthen its growth in this exciting market. The recent order from Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ – German Research Centre for Geosciences via Megware computer Vertrieb underlines the company’s success in the region.

“We welcome the experience and storage industry knowledge that Thomas brings to our European team,” said Anthony Yeates, VP Sales EMEA. “He brings insight and valuable market experience that benefits us and customers alike.” 

Having world-class channel partners has been critical for the Panasas European success story. Anthony added, “Channel partners, such as Megware computer Vertrieb, have been key to the development of HPC within Germany and deployment of the leading, truly scalable, network attached storage solution.”

With the recent addition of RAID6+ and ActiveStor16 to its broad portfolio of hybrid scale-out NAS solutions, Panasas is well positioned to capitalize on business opportunities in the region. The recent German order means GFZ joins a long list of Panasas customers that includes illustrious names from the world of motor racing and aircraft manufacturing amongst many others.

Panasas collaborates with leading reselling partners in the Central Europe region such as DALCO, E4, HP, Megware, Science + Computing, and Transtec. 

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Panasas ActiveStor® hybrid scale-out NAS appliances drive enterprise and research innovation by accelerating workflows and simplifying data management. ActiveStor solutions leverage the patented PanFS® storage operating system, delivering high performance and reliability at scale from an appliance that is as easy to manage as it is fast to deploy. Now in its fifth generation, ActiveStor is optimized for the most demanding big data workloads in energy, government, life sciences, manufacturing, media, and university environments and has been deployed in more than fifty countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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