Panasas introduces plug-and-play portable parallel file system

Panasas has announced ActiveStor® Ultra, the next generation of its high-performance computing (HPC) storage solution, featuring PanFS® 8, the industry´s only plug-and-play, portable, parallel filesystem, the company said.

ActiveStor Ultra expands Panasas´ leadership position in the HPC market by delivering up to 75 GB/s per rack on industry-standard commodity hardware as well as enterprise-grade reliability and manageability, all at the most competitive price point.

ActiveStor Ultra is delivered as a fully integrated plug-and-play appliance running PanFS 8 on industry-standard hardware. PanFS 8 is the completely re-engineered Panasas parallel filesystem, designed to deliver the highest performance and reliability on properly configured and qualified storage hardware platforms.

Panasas is the performance scale-out NAS leader for unstructured data, driving industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows and simplifying data management. Panasas storage is optimized for the most demanding workloads in life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, energy, government as well as education environments. For more information, visit