The Panasas® PanFS® operating environment supports open, scalable access for compute clients requiring Network File System (NFS) or Server Message Block (SMB) protocols, such as Linux, UNIX, Windows, and macOS. With these protocols, the PanFS platform provides cache-coherent scalable input/output (I/O) to Panasas DirectFlow® compute clients.
To learn more about NFS and SMB protocol support in the PanFS operating environment, download the Panasas ActiveStor Solution Architectural Overview white paper.
Whether it’s in NFS, SMB (also known as CIFS), or DirectFlow protocols, changes in the values of shared data are propagated in a timely way throughout the PanFS operating environment. With enterprise-grade SMB, users can easily manage files from Microsoft Windows environments, which minimizes user and group authentication issues.
No matter which protocols you employ, Panasas storage seamlessly integrates into existing infrastructures. This accelerates return on investment (ROI) and delivers unprecedented flexibility to optimize usage of the ActiveStor solution.