"Organisations continue to demand new scalable capabilities from storage, compute and data management that allow them to keep pace with the staggering growth of data", stated David Sallak, vice president, products and solutions at Panasas. "ActiveStor 20 gives those who innovate, discover and develop at the leading edge a robust and scalable storage solution that meets high-performance expectations and improves on our outstanding total cost of ownership by delivering more capacity than ever, while holding the line on price."
Based on a fifth-generation storage blade architecture, ActiveStor 20 continues the Panasas tradition of accelerating time-to-results and simplifying data management for demanding storage environments in life sciences, manufacturing, media, government, energy, and university research markets.
Key features of ActiveStor 20 include:
ActiveStor is a fully integrated clustered NAS appliance solution that incorporates flash and SATA storage nodes, a distributed performance-optimized file system, and client protocols to deliver data that is accessible, secure and easily managed. The patented PanFS 6.1 file system provides a single point of management across all systems and data. The DirectFlow data access protocol allows Linux and MacOS compute clients to access Panasas storage directly and in parallel, eliminating hotspots while delivering higher performance than what can be achieved with industry standard protocols. Exceptional data-protection is delivered through modern RAID 6+ software erasure-coding methods that increase reliability at scale, alongside bundled enterprise data services such as snapshots, user and group quotas, and SiteSync data replication.
ActiveStor 20 is available for ordering now. Production systems will ship in August 2016.