ActiveStor Flash with PanFS is a new high-performance all-flash data storage solution built on a balanced hardware platform chosen for its high density form factor, the AMD EPYC processor, and NVMe SSD support. It delivers outstanding scratch storage performance, enhanced support for AI/ML training projects, and higher rack density and complements the ActiveStor Ultra and ActiveStor Ultra XL in a PanFS deployment.
Because PanFS delivers data in parallel from the all-flash ActiveStor Flash storage nodes to the application, the bandwidth an application can achieve to a single file is multiplied for outstanding scratch storage and AI/ML training performance.
PanFS on ActiveStor Flash is the industry’s best price/TB and price/GB/s, and lowest total cost of ownership all-flash parallel file system solution. In addition, PanFS reduces complexity requiring only minimal staff to administer and manage the ActiveStor Flash system.
The PanFS architecture simplifies management of the ActiveStor Flash storage node by offering a single global namespace that easily scales. No matter how many ActiveStor Flash nodes are added, all nodes in the realm are managed from one GUI or CLI.
PanFS is the reliable, autonomic data engine that automatically recovers from any ActiveStor Flash failure, provides network-distributed erasure coding, and scrubs the data in the background to ensure data integrity.
PanFS on ActiveStor Flash provides both online and offline security. While it is online, PanFS supports SELinux security labels and file system ACLs. While offline, PanFS uses NVMe SSD self-encryting drives (SEDs) for hardware-based encryption at rest with zero performance impact.