Panasas ActiveStor Director 200
Built for Price/Performance, Engineered for Manageability
The Panasas® ActiveStor® Director 200 (ASD-200) is the control plane for the ActiveStor high-performance scale-out network attached storage (NAS) solution. The ASD-200 is a disaggregated appliance built on industry standard hardware, enabling independent scaling of metadata to meet the requirements of metadata intensive workloads.
ASD-200 nodes control many aspects of the overall storage system including namespace management, distribution and consistency of user data on storage nodes, system health, failure recovery, and gateway functionality.
ActiveStor systems powered by the Panasas PanFS® parallel file system and composed of ASD-200 directors and Panasas storage nodes increase both performance and capacity by the same factor with nearly perfect scaling.