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PANFS® 6 – KEY FEATURES
Panasas PanFS® 6 is the next generation storage operating system powering the ActiveStor® hybrid scale-out NAS appliance. Version 6 delivers revolutionary reliability and availability features that go far beyond previous PanFS releases. It includes robust triple parity data protection, per-file RAID 6+ for increasing reliability with scale, and extended file system availability to ensure business continuity when traditional NAS systems would be down. The new per-file RAID 6+ engine increases reliability by 150x over previous PanFS releases – changing the game for reliability at scale.
PanFS 6 includes the enterprise-grade Microsoft® Windows® support introduced in PanFS 5.5 for seamless interoperability in business-critical and heterogeneous technical computing environments.
PanFS 6 benefits include:
- 150x greater reliability from RAID 6+ triple parity data protection
- A revolutionary data availability model that increases reliability with scale
- Data protection against multiple storage blades failures
- Innovative and fast single sector disk repair
- Robust extended file system availability for disaster recovery
|PANFS 6 FEATURES:|
|RAID 6+ triple parity data protection||Sustains two simultaneous storage blade failures – supports single sector disk repair|
|Per-file distributed RAID||Data reliability increases with the scale of ActiveStor|
|Triple-mirrored small files||High protection for small files with IOPs and rebuilds at flash speeds|
|Linearly scalable parallel rebuild performance||Fast system-wide parallel rebuild – avoids degradation of rebuild performance at scale|
|Extended File System Availability (EFSA)||Preserves file system availability and helps ensure business continuity, even after one too many drive failures|
|Scalable client-side RAID Engine||RAID performance scales with the client environment and eliminates hardware RAID bottlenecks|
|PANFS 6 FEATURES INTRODUCED IN PANFS 5.5:|
|Enterprise-grade Microsoft Windows Support||
Support for Existing ActiveStor Models
PanFS 6 is available as a free upgrade for ActiveStor 11, 12, and 14 systems under an active support and maintenance agreement.