Not all HPC Storage is Created Equal

Experience Zero Frustration HPC Storage for Universities


Higher education and research institutions historically accepted that in order to get high performance storage at a reasonable cost, they had to sacrifice easy management, reliability and great support. Well, those times are changing.

Introducing Panasas ActiveStor Ultra with PanFS 8

Based on 20 years of file system experience, we’ve innovated and re-engineered the Panasas® ActiveStor® solution featuring PanFS 8 to take advantage of best-of-breed advances in software and hardware. By delivering the benefits of both high performance and ease of management, the ActiveStor® Ultra storage solution helps you get your important HPC work done faster, less expensively, and more reliably—without the technology headaches of other parallel file systems.

Feature Panasas ActiveStor Ultra w/PanFS 8 IBM Spectrum Scale Lustre (DDN EXAScaler) BeeGFS (COTS HW)
High Performance
Competitive Acquisition Cost
Easy Management
Timely Quality Support
Frustration Free

ActiveStor® Ultra, our latest scale-out plug-and-play HPC appliance, runs the PanFS® 8 parallel file system on industry-standard commodity hardware to deliver the best price/performance profile in its class, along with set-it-and-forget-it management.

ActiveStor Ultra Delivers:

  • Fast: Consistent high performance regardless of workload complexity at any scale
  • Simple: The only plug-and-play parallel file system appliance; dock to data in one day; maximum performance out of the box, with no tuning required
  • Reliable: Highest level of reliability of any HPC parallel storage file system
  • Flexible: Seamlessly adapts to changing workloads; Linux and COTS hardware for rapid technology adoption
  • Cost-Effective: The lowest cost of operation of any parallel file system

Acquiring, managing, maintaining and sharing massive amounts of data shouldn’t be a frustrating experience. Contact us today to learn more about this special offer and find out why higher education and research institutions trust Panasas data storage to support and accelerate their important work.

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