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ActiveStor Hybrid Storage

No-Compromise Hybrid Scale-Out NAS Storage

The future-ready Panasas ActiveStor Hybrid is a parallel scale-out NAS storage appliance that contains a mix of director and storage modules and blends HDD and SSD.

All user data and metadata in an ActiveStor Hybrid solution is held on ActiveStor Hybrid nodes running a component of Panasas PanFS called the Object Storage Device File System (OSDFS).

OSDFS implements advanced caching capabilities with intelligent data placement on the available SSD and HDD options in the ActiveStor Hybrid.  The combination of OSDFS and ActiveStor Hybrid is optimized for small-file and large-file performance and delivers consistently high-mixed workload throughput at a low price/performance ratio.

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Easy to Manage, Always Reliable

With the broadest and most flexible range of configuration options we’ve ever offered, ActiveStor Hybrid has the performance and flexibility you’ll need to focus on the world’s most pressing problems.

Integration and Capacity

ActiveStor Hybrid seamlessly integrates with your commercial, high-performance research and commercial technical applications. It also increases performance and capacity by the same factor, with nearly perfect linear scaling.



The solution is so easy to manage that  a customer grew their realm to 20PB in one system while still allocating only a portion of a single storage administrator’s time to manage it.

Availability and  Reliability

ActiveStor Hybrid improves your data reliability and availability as the realm expands, and reduces your administrative overhead.

Superior Workload Performance

ActiveStor Hybrid models combine high-density flash drives and high-capacity helium-based hard drives for superior unstructured sequential-file and mixed-workload performance with rapid access to large and small files alike.

Every ActiveStor Hybrid enclosure accommodates  11 blades. Optimized for unique workflows, the solution’s configuration options range from 11 storage blades to 3 director blades and 8 storage blades. Director blades orchestrate file system activity, and storage blades store all file system data and handle 100 percent of data traffic.

ActiveStor Hybrid Models


ASH-100 is based on a modern Intel SoC CPU foundation and delivers lower power and heat dissipation. You can start small and linearly scale capacity beyond 57PB.


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