ActiveStor Ultra XL with PanFS is a new large-capacity data storage solution that can deliver 5.76PB in a single 42U rack. It is the industry’s best price/TB parallel file system solution and complements the ActiveStor Flash and ActiveStor Ultra in a PanFS deployment. It is an ideal choice for high-performance applications in seismic resource exploration, manufacturing, life sciences, financial services, media & entertainment, and research with larger files and cooler dataset workloads.
Because PanFS delivers data in parallel from the large-capacity ActiveStor Ultra XL nodes to the application, the bandwidth an application can achieve to a single file is multiplied.
PanFS on ActiveStor Ultra XL is the industry’s best price/TB parallel filesystem and lowest total cost of ownership solution for large-capacity parallel file systems. In addition, PanFS reduces complexity requiring only minimal staff to administer and manage the ActiveStor Ultra XL system.
The PanFS architecture simplifies management of the ActiveStor Ultra XL storage node by offering a single global namespace that easily scales. No matter how many ActiveStor Ultra XL 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 Ultra XL 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.