What is Panasas ActiveStor Ultra?

Panasas ActiveStor Ultra is a scale-out NAS storage appliance that delivers the extreme performance, enterprise grade reliability and manageability HPC workloads. With performance, simplicity and flexibility in mind, ActveStor Ultra can go live in one hour with a plug-and-play solution that boasts the industry’s lowest total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) at any scale. It has a modular architecture and building-block design, to enable linear scaling metadata performance, bandwidth and capacity independently and without limitations, for faster time to results, up to 60 GB/s* per rack, regardless of complexity.

What Makes ActiveStor So Fast?

ActiveStor Ultra stores metadata on ultra-low-latency NVMe, small files onto cost-efficient SSDs, and large files onto high-bandwidth, low-cost HDDs. Placing each type of data onto the right type of device is one of the reasons we’re so good Administrative effort remains low, regardless of scale at mixed workloads.

ACTIVESTOR ULTRA 3-TIER DATA PLACEMENT ARCHITECTURE

    • Matches I/O patterns to NVMe, SSD and HDD storage technology.
    • Balances best performance with best economics.

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ACTIVESTOR ULTRA WITH PANFS 8 PARALLEL ARCHITECTURE

Streamlined Management, Single Global Namespace

Scale-up storage architectures grow in complexity, often reducing manageability. The PanFS file system architecture simplifies management by offering a single global namespace that easily scales from one to many ActiveStor units. In addition, automated capacity balancing and centralized management features streamline management as storage volumes grow.

CLUSTER MANAGEMENT

Cluster management software monitors hardware, manages configurations, and supports overall control. It identifies healthy nodes, responds to cluster node failures, and handles software upgrades.

REALM MANAGEMENT

Realm management software dynamically and logically clusters directors into active-active configurations so that all directors are fully engaged in workload processing.

PANASAS PANACTIVE MANAGER

Panasas PanActive Manager provides an easy-to-use HTML and command-line interface that simplifies initial configuration, ongoing monitoring and report generation, and troubleshooting.

With Panasas ActiveStor, You Get:

  • Linear scalability of performance and capacity
  • Limitless performance as you scale-out
  • Reliability that improves with scale
  • Excellent mixed workload performance
  • Consistent user experience

YOU AVOID

  • Bottlenecks and hot spots
  • Tuning/re-tuning when workloads change
  • Noisy neighbor problems
  • Productivity impact from failures
  • Frustrated application users

For More information on Panasas ActiveStor Storage Sloutions from Exxact visit: https://www.exxactcorp.com/Panasas-Storage-Solutions 

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