PanFS™ Storage Operating System
Powering ActiveStor™ Appliance
PanFS is the foundation of the entire ActiveStor family of scale-out NAS solutions. PanFS creates a single, high performance pool of storage under a global namespace, providing customers with the capability to support even the most demanding technical computing applications and big data workloads with blazing performance.
Top advantages include:
- Extreme Performance – High speed, parallel access to a single file system via DirectFlow, NFS and CIFS protocols
- High Scalability – Linearly scales to over 8PB and 150GB/s
- Ease of Management – One unified point of management; no more "islands of storage"
- Unsurpassed Data Protection – Intelligent Object RAID delivers the fastest RAID rebuilds available, along with tiered data protection and automatic load balancing
Key to the high value of Panasas storage is the tight level of integration delivered in every ActiveStor appliance. Unlike other storage systems that loosely couple parallel file system software with legacy block storage arrays, PanFS combines the functions of a parallel file system, volume manager, and RAID engine into one holistic platform, capable of serving petabytes of data at incredible speeds from a single file system. This is accomplished while avoiding the management burden and reliability problems inherent in most competitive network attached storage systems, making Panasas storage ideal for private cloud computing and dedicated storage environments alike.