LINEAR SCALABILITY OF CAPACITY AND PERFORMANCE
ActiveStor eliminates the scalability and performance bottlenecks associated with legacy NAS architectures. Simply scale out the number of blade enclosures to non-disruptively increase the capacity and performance of the global file system as storage requirements grow. Parallel data access and automated load balanc¬ing ensure that performance is optimized and hot-spots are eliminated. This makes it easy to linearly scale capacity to over 12 petabytes and performance to a staggering 150GB/s or 1.3M IOPS.
RELIABILITY AND AVAILABILITY AT SCALE
At the core of every ActiveStor solution is an intelligent per-file distributed RAID architecture implemented with erasure codes in software instead of traditional hardware RAID controllers. Data is safeguarded by RAID 6+ with triple parity protection for superior enterprise-class reliability and availability without compro-mising performance. By optimizing data placement, data reliability on ActiveStor actually increases with scale, rather than decreasing as would normally be expected with traditional storage systems.
A single point of management for a single, scalable file system allows storage administrators to focus on managing data instead of their storage systems. Capacity and performance planning, mount point management, and data load balancing across multiple pools of storage are all common administration problems that are easily solved with Panasas storage. ActiveStor easily integrates into growing heterogeneous IT environments through enterprise-grade multiprotocol support for Linux, Unix, and Windows clients.
LEADING PRICE/PERFORMANCE AND COMPELLING TCO
ActiveStor appliances provide exceptional performance at an attractive price, storing large files on high capacity SATA drives while leveraging flash technology to accelerate small file and metadata performance for lightning-fast response times. This fifth-gen-eration platform is available in two models— ActiveStor 16 combines high density with exceptional mixed workload performance (GB/s and IOPS) while ActiveStor 14 delivers high price/performance for large file throughput workloads. Both models offer excellent investment protection, increased storage utilization rates, and simplified management. ActiveStor delivers a compel¬ling total cost of ownership while meeting the needs of the most demanding technical research and enterprise organizations.