Panasas Storage Solutions

Premier HPC Storage Featuring Panasas ActiveStor

  • Featuring the highest performing HPC Storage solution with plug and play simplicity.
  • Enterprise-grade reliability and manageability to process large and complex data sets.
  • Fully forward and backwards compatible, easily mix generations of Panasas products with confidence.
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Panasas Storage Solutions Featuring ActiveStor Ultra

Complex high-performance-computing (HPC) projects need to deliver insights fast. ActiveStor Ultra solution is the fastest, simplest, most flexible, and most cost-effective storage solution.



ActiveStor Ultra delivers the highest performance to master all of today’s challenges and the ability to grow to meet those in the future. It linearly scales performance without limitation, and it is consistently fast regardless of complexity.



With dock to data in one day, ActiveStor Ultra is the simplest storage solution to operate in the market. With no tuning or retuning required as workloads change or as you add more users, it’s easy to manage and even easier to scale.



ActiveStor Ultra delivers unmatched flexibility – whether adapting to dynamically changing workloads and demands, or offering configurations to meet every workflow need.



ActiveStor Ultra delivers the lowest total cost of ownership in the market. Combined with the industry’s lowest administrative overhead, you’ll have more time and money to put your imagination to work.



You can’t afford downtime and lost productivity. With ActiveStor Ultra, you get automated data reliability with no intervention needed, no single point of failure, and faster large-realm reconstruction.

ActiveStor Director Node

To effectively run high-performance computing applications—the kind that can change the world—you need a powerful brain behind your storage system. The Panasas ActiveStor Director:

  • Orchestrates file system activity outside of the data path, allowing reads/writes to occur in parallel directly between compute clients and Panasas storage nodes.
  • Speeds data transfers but also facilitates scalability.
  • Virtualizes data objects across all available storage nodes, enabling the system to be viewed as a single, easily managed global namespace.
  • Configures the ratio of storage to director nodes to meet the demands of each specific application environment.

PanFS Distributed Clustered Parallel File System

  • 1.2PB Storage
  • 16GB/s Transfer Speed
  • 4x ActiveStor Ultra
  • 1x ActiveStor Director
    with 3x nodes
  • 5PB Storage
  • 64GB/s Transfer Speed
  • 16x ActiveStor Ultras
  • 4x ActiveStor Directors
    with 3x nodes each
  • 10PB Storage
  • 128GB/s Transfer Speed
  • 32x ActiveStor Ultras
  • 8x ActiveStor Director
    with 3x nodes each

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Management Simplified

The ActiveStor solution offers a single management view via the Panasas PanActive Manager graphical user interface (GUI) or command-line interface. Snapshots and user quotas help reduce administrative effort. The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) supports easy integration into data-center-level management tools.