Maximum Performance and Scalability
ActiveStor 11, 12, and 14 appliances eliminate the bottlenecks found in traditional NAS systems, accelerating application I/O performance by enabling HPC cluster nodes to directly access a single, scalable file system in parallel. Simply add individual blade chassis or entire racks to non-disruptively scale the capacity and performance of the file system as storage requirements grow. This makes it easy to linearly scale capacity to over eight petabytes and performance to a staggering 150GB/s.
ActiveStor 11, 12, and 14 systems provide a single point of management for a single, scalable file system, allowing 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 by deploying Panasas storage.
End-to-End Data Integrity with Object RAID
Key to their high reliability and availability, ActiveStor appliances store data as objects, with RAID performed on a per-file basis as an integral part of PanFS, instead of depending on legacy hardware RAID controllers. Intelligent per-file RAID optimizes data placement, boosting performance and reliability. In addition to horizontal (blade-based) parity protection, separate vertical (disk-based) parity calculations compensate for media errors, greatly improving drive reliability. ActiveStor systems deliver industry-leading rebuild times, quickly restoring fault tolerance to the system. This robustness makes ActiveStor an ideal choice for a variety of business-critical applications.
High Value, Attractive TCO
Panasas ActiveStor 12 excels in price/ performance while ActiveStor 11 is a high performance, lower cost alternative. The ActiveStor 14 has a hybrid flash/hard drive architecture for accelerated performance – especially for mixed workloads. All models offer excellent investment protection, increased storage utilization rates and simplified management. As a result, ActiveStor appliances deliver an attractive total cost of ownership while fully addressing data requirements of even the most I/O intensive industry and research applications.