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Adaptability for Dynamically Changing Workloads

Workloads are dynamic, and the demands on your storage increase all the time. We’ve designed the only solution in the market that can handle a wide range of workloads without tuning or retuning your high-performance computing (HPC) storage system.

The Panasas® ActiveStor® self-tuning, low-touch solution requires minimal administration. It scales data and metadata independently, and aggressively caches metadata in DRAM for high performance and low latency. The ActiveStor solution is purpose-built for adaptability and flexibility, so it can handle a wide range of workflow demands and file sizes.

Configuration Capabilities for Today and Tomorrow

Because you can independently set bandwidth, capacity, and metadata performance with granular control, you can configure the ActiveStor solution to your exact workload needs without overprovisioning any single component.

And you have the flexibility to buy only the bandwidth, capacity, and metadata you need. Because metadata and storage are managed separately, you can control metadata performance by adjusting the number of director nodes. And you can configure the system’s capacity and bandwidth by choosing the appropriate capacity of hard disk drives.

The result? You can scale without limitation and without compromising control.

Long-Term Investment

Your storage solution is one of your most critical business investments. The Panasas ActiveStor solution is fully forward and backward compatible, meaning you can easily mix generations of Panasas products and have confidence that today’s investments are protected as you grow.

Unlike with other storage vendors, you’ll always have the flexibility to adopt the latest Panasas technologies to drive business success. It’s easy to integrate our newest products into your existing Panasas architecture without ripping and replacing because Panasas PanFS® software always speaks the same language—no matter the generation of hardware.