New ActiveStor Solutions Drive Performance in AI/ML Large-Scale Data, Simulation, Analytics and Training Environments

SAN JOSE, CA, May 04, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Panamas®, the data engine of innovation, today unveiled its new portfolio of high-performance storage solutions for the industry’s toughest data challenges. Two new ActiveStor systems will accelerate advanced AI/ML training, modeling and simulation, high-performance data analytics, and large-scale data workloads.

Fully NVMe ActiveStor® Massive Capacity Flash and ActiveStor® Ultra XL now joins ActiveStor, Panasonic’s industry-leading price/performance storage platform® Ultra. The new wallet is powered by the company’s flagship product, PanFS® data engine, the original parallel file system for Linux clusters.

Mark Nossokoff, Director of Research and Principal Storage Analyst at Hyperion Research, said, “We saw a significant 13% increase in on-premises HPC spending from 2020 to 2021 and forecast market growth CAGR of 6.4% on the forecast horizon 2026. . Growth is largely driven by organizations’ emerging use cases, such as AI/ML and big data analytics, which require new technologies and solutions from the HPC space to address some of the biggest challenges today. a seasoned vendor like Panasas is embracing these new workloads with its new portfolio of ActiveStor storage appliances. »

Panasas’ PanFS data engine is the world’s first parallel file system and the heart of the ActiveStor storage family. It’s exceptionally simple to manage, yet delivers extreme performance, unlimited scalability, and unmatched reliability. Industry-pioneering PanFS software is a reliable, self-contained data management engine built on over 20 years of hardening through commercial deployment. This powerful data engine eliminates the complexity of high-performance data environments and provides high-speed file-based direct data access to applications with no manual administration required. It orchestrates all data management to automatically recover from failures, continuously and transparently balance data loads, and cleanse and encrypt stored data for the highest levels of protection.

The introduction of the ActiveStor portfolio is a validation of the robustness of the PanFS data engine, as well as Panasas’ ability to easily deploy custom data solutions that meet the specific workloads, footprint, and environmental requirements of clients.

“Forward-thinking organizations are harnessing the exponential growth in data we see today to build a better future, from developing life-saving pharmaceuticals to designing energy-efficient self-driving vehicles. The technology they use to store, deliver and securing their data is critical to their success,” said Tom Shea, President and CEO of Panasas. “Choosing the optimal database for your organization’s specific needs and goals is not only a good strategy commercial – it is imperative. This is why we are introducing a product portfolio for the first time in our history. Our storage systems have been purpose-built to deliver a diverse range of high-performance data solutions for all types of workloads at the best total cost of ownership.”

ActiveStor products are ideal for a variety of IT environments across all industries.

ActiveStorFlash. The new all-NVMe Flash ActiveStor delivers exceptional scratch file and small file and random file storage performance. It is ideal for AI/ML training, trading strategy backtesting, as well as life science and electronics design automation projects.

ActiveStor Ultra XL. The new high-capacity ActiveStor Ultra is optimal for large-scale data environments in addition to workloads with colder and reference datasets and large file sizes, such as seismic resource exploration; scientific, academic and governmental research; manufacturing; and media and entertainment.

ActiveStor Ultra. The ActiveStor Ultra Hybrid is a high performance mixed workload solution for traditional and enterprise HPC. It delivers exceptional performance for high-performance data analysis, complex modeling and simulation, molecular imaging techniques in life sciences, and convergent HPC/AI data use cases.

Panasas will be at booth #A20 at World Summit AI Americas in Montreal, Canada on May 4and – 5and2022. You can also visit them at booth #E507 at ISC High Performance in Hamburg, Germany on May 29and – June 2n/a2022.

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About Panasonic

Panasas is building a portfolio of data solutions that deliver exceptional performance, unlimited scalability, and unmatched reliability – all at the best total cost of ownership and lowest administrative overhead. The Panasas Data Engine accelerates AI and high-performance applications in manufacturing, life sciences, energy, media, financial services, and government. The company’s flagship PanFS® data engine and ActiveStor® storage solutions uniquely combine extreme performance, scalability and security with the reliability and simplicity of a self-managing, self-healing architecture. The Panasas Data Engine solves the world’s toughest problems: curing diseases, designing the next airliner, creating stunning visual effects, and using AI to predict new possibilities.

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