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Panasas ActiveStor 16: Hybrid Scale-Out NAS

Using Hybrid Scale-out NAS protocols from Panasas ActiveStor 16 you can scale your system up to a phenomenal 150 Gb/s from a hundred shelves in a single file system.

The storage blade itself is the critical component. The Panasas ActiveStor 16 storage blade contains two types of media storage, high capacity hard drives and solid state (flash) drives.

Why two types of media storage or why hybrid scale-out NAS?

Flash is an extremely important innovation in data storage. Flash allows high speed transactional data flows. Flash provides excellent storage and retrieval of many different types of small files. Retrieving small files quickly is difficult on a hard drive. In the ActiveStor 16 hybrid system, if the file is small, it is automatically tiered to flash. However, if the file is large, it is automatically written to a disk.

Typical private cloud implementation or any enterprise environments now utilize hybrid configurations such as scale-out hybrid NAS when there is a mixture of different types of workloads and different types of access happening at once. The advantage of hybrid NAS is the ability to access small files without interrupting large data flows.

Hybrid Scale-out NAS
Panasas ActiveStor 16

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