Panasas Introduces the Industry’s Only Plug-and-Play Portable Parallel File System

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According to a recent press release out of the company, “Panasas today announced ActiveStor® Ultra, the next generation of its high-performance computing (HPC) storage solution, featuring PanFS® 8, the industry’s only plug-and-play, portable, parallel filesystem. ActiveStor Ultra expands Panasas’ leadership position in the HPC market by delivering up to 75 GB/s per rack on industry-standard commodity hardware as well as enterprise-grade reliability and manageability, all at the most competitive price point.”

The release continues, “ActiveStor Ultra is delivered as a fully integrated plug-and-play appliance running PanFS 8 on industry-standard hardware. PanFS 8 is the completely re-engineered Panasas parallel filesystem, designed to deliver the highest performance and reliability on properly configured and qualified storage hardware platforms. PanFS 8 now runs on Linux and features intelligent data placement across three tiers of media – metadata on non-volatile memory express (NVMe), small files on SSDs and large files on HDDs – resulting in optimized performance for all data types.”

Steve Conway, senior research vice president at Hyperion Research, commented, “Panasas has achieved a re-set with its ActiveStor Ultra platform, which is designed to deliver the highest levels of HPC performance while offering the plug-and-play simplicity, reliability and low total-cost-of-ownership that customers have come to expect… Panasas reports that the new PanFS 8 portable parallel filesystem will be available at highly competitive price points. It could be a potential game-changer for the company and have a strong impact on the HPC storage industry in general.”

Read more at Business Wire.

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