Accelerating Academic Research

It’s more than storage—it’s your quest

More Productivity

Institutions of higher learning must support a broad range of high-performance applications and massive data sets across scientific, engineering, and even humanities disciplines. Many existing IT infrastructures are no longer up to the task because their legacy storage technologies simply can’t keep up with today’s data storage and processing requirements. Because these applications, operating in a private cloud, often span many scientific and engineering disciplines, you must optimize storage infrastructure to successfully address a variety of algorithms and input/output (I/O) demands.

The Panasas® ActiveStor® network-attached storage (NAS) solution scales storage bandwidth and random I/O to accelerate throughput for a wide range of demanding data-intensive applications in the world’s higher education environment. The solution provides a scalable namespace that enables workflows to generate multiterabyte data sets within a single shared file system. You can effectively share these data sets across high-performance campuswide and global grid computing environments for scientific and engineering collaboration.

Empower scientists and researchers to do more by upgrading to the ultrafast streaming performance, true linear scalability, and enterprise-grade reliability of the ActiveStor storage appliance.


Foundation for Data-Intensive Research Applications

Panasas storage is the perfect foundation to increase research productivity and enable groundbreaking scientific insights.


Improving the accuracy of today’s climate models requires research into climate processes, integration of new sources of information, and a high-performance storage infrastructure to handle huge volumes of data.



By accelerating the process of accessing new computer modeling techniques and materials data, the ActiveStor solution helps academic researchers significantly reduce the time required to develop new materials.

High-Energy Physics

With the ActiveStor solution, researchers can unlock the secrets of our physical world by using large-scale computer simulation technologies to process huge volumes of data.


The ActiveStor solution optimizes the ability to access and manage the massive data sets needed to solve complex science and engineering problems that only data-driven science and machine learning can solve.

Drive Performance and Innovation

Companies want their data to be accessible, secure, and easy to manage. Our customers accomplish this and more with the ActiveStor solution: the conduct advanced genomic research using the latest sequencing technology, render visual effects for animated films, design advanced aircraft with complex computer-aided engineering and finite element analysis models, and optimize the extraction of oil-and-gas deposits through seismic processing-based analysis.

"The Panasas parallel file system remains resilient even at scale, and the direct and parallel access to the storage pool means that we can work on our most complex simulations, unaffected by the system bottlenecks of our previous equipment."

Dr. Bryan Lawrence
University of Reading and National Centre for Atmospheric Science

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