Panasas scales parallel storage

Posted on November 12, 2010


November 12, 2010 – As part of a move toward more commercial markets, Panasas this week introduced the Panasas ActiveStor 12 (PAS 12), which is based on the company’s parallel file system, 64-bit multi-core processors, 10GbE connections and a scale-out NAS architecture, according to an article posted on Enterprise Storage Forum.

Panasas claims aggregate performance of up to 150GBps and internal bandwidth of 1.5GBps. Other features of the PAS 12 include up to 4PB of capacity, a global namespace, and RAID implemented in the file system.

Pricing starts at $110,000 for a 40TB configuration.

“Until recently, we have been a high performance computing company on the lunatic fringe of storage,” says Barbara Murphy, Panasas’ chief marketing officer, “but our new CEO is part of a concerted effort to bring us into the commercial space.”

Read the full article on Enterprise Storage Forum: “Panasas Pushes Scale-Out Storage Performance Envelope”

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