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ActiveStor Data Storage Solutions

Panasas® ActiveStor® is the world's only hybrid scale-out NAS solution designed to accelerate industry and research applications. ActiveStor is easy to manage regardless of scale. Based on an advanced bladed architecture and tightly integrated Panasas PanFS® storage operating system, ActiveStor accelerates applications while delivering the reliability demanded by industry and research organizations in the energy, government, life sciences, manufacturing, media & entertainment as well as university environments.


Panasas® ActiveStor® 18 is a no-compromise hybrid scale-out NAS solution designed to deliver performance, reliability and manageability at scale. With flash technology speeding small file and metadata performance, ActiveStor 18 provides lower TCO and improved file system responsiveness to accelerate time-to-results. With higher density, greater capacity, and faster performance, ActiveStor 18 expands the ActiveStor product line to new levels. Along with ActiveStor 16, the new ActiveStor 18 is built on a fifth-generation storage blade architecture and the Panasas PanFS storage operating system.

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The ActiveStor Hybrid scale-out NAS architecture combines high density and exceptional throughput (GB/s) with accelerated IOPs performance. ActiveStor keeps large files on high capacity SATA drives while leveraging SSD technology to accelerate small file and metadata performance for speed and file system responsiveness. The ActiveStor 16 and 18 platforms are performance-tuned for large file, small file, and mixed file workloads at an affordable price. All ActiveStor models offer excellent investment protection, increased storage utilization rates and simplified management at an affordable price. As a result, ActiveStor delivers an attractive total cost of ownership while fully addressing the big data requirements of even the most I/O intensive computing applications.

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81% of organizations are likely to recommend Panasas ActiveStor.*

*Based on respondents who rated their likelihood to recommend as 7 or higher on a scale of 0 to 10.

Source: Survey of 116 users

Panasas ActiveStor increases workflow productivity

How much has Panasas storage improved your workflow productivity?

Over 100%: 13%
51-100%: 35%
26-50%: 23%
11-25%: 15%
Up to 10%: 13%

Source: Survey of 52 users of Panasas ActiveStor