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Panasas Adds All-Flash and High Capacity Data Solutions To ActiveStor® Portfolio

by Harold Fritts

Panasas announced the addition of two new ActiveStor systems to its portfolio of high-performance storage solutions. The all-NVMe ActiveStor Flash and high capacity ActiveStor Ultra XL will accelerate advanced AI/ML training, modeling and simulation, high-performance data analytics, and massive-scale data workloads. The two new systems join ActiveStore Ultra as a part of Panasas’ storage solution portfolio.

Panasas announced the addition of two new ActiveStor systems to its portfolio of high-performance storage solutions. The all-NVMe ActiveStor Flash and high capacity ActiveStor Ultra XL will accelerate advanced AI/ML training, modeling and simulation, high-performance data analytics, and massive-scale data workloads. The two new systems join ActiveStore Ultra as a part of Panasas’ storage solution portfolio.

The expanded portfolio is powered by the PanFS data engine, the operating environment for the Panasas ActiveStor architecture that maximizes the efficiency of all storage media in a seamless, total-performance storage system. PanFS uses Dynamic Data Acceleration to automatically adapt to changing file sizes and workloads, delivering consistently superior performance for demanding workloads. A scale-out object back-end supports limitless scaling, while optimal data placement and an internally balanced architecture boost efficiency.

Panasas’ PanFS data engine is the heart of the ActiveStor storage family. It is simple to manage, yet it delivers extreme performance, unlimited scalability, and unparalleled reliability. PanFS software is a reliable and autonomic data management engine built on 20+ years of hardening through commercial deployment. This powerful data engine takes the complexity out of high-performance data environments and provides high-speed direct file-based data access to applications without manual administration. It orchestrates all data management to automatically recover from failures, balances data loads, and scrubs and encrypts stored data.

According to Tom Shea, Panasas President, and CEO:

“Forward-thinking organizations are harnessing the exponential data growth we’re seeing today to build a brighter tomorrow, from developing life-saving pharmaceuticals to designing energy-saving autonomous vehicles. The technology they use to store, deliver, and secure their data is vital to their success. Choosing the optimal data foundation for your organization’s specific needs and goals is not just a good business strategy – it’s imperative. That’s why we’re introducing a portfolio of products for the first time in our history. Our storage systems have been purpose-built to provide a diverse range of high-performance data solutions for all workload types at the best total cost of ownership.”

ActiveStor products are suited to a variety of computing environments

ActiveStor Flash: The new all-NVMe ActiveStor Flash is best for scratch and small- and random-file storage performance. It is a fit for AI/ML training, trading strategy backtesting, life sciences, and electronic design automation projects.

ActiveStor Ultra XL: The new high-capacity ActiveStor Ultra is built for massive-scale data environments and workloads with cooler and reference datasets and large file sizes, such as seismic resource exploration, scientific, academic, and government research, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.

ActiveStor Ultra: The hybrid ActiveStor Ultra has been a high-performance mixed workload solution for traditional and enterprise HPC. It is well suited for high-performance data analytics, complex modeling and simulation, molecular imaging techniques in life sciences, and converged HPC/AI data use cases.

For more information about the new ActiveStor portfolio, please visit www.panasas.com.

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