Panasas Scales Storage To Meet Media-Industry Needs

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Panasas as a corporate sponsor. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Panasas is a leader in hybrid scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) for technical-computing environments. All of its storage appliances leverage the Panasas PanFS parallel file system to deliver no-compromise performance, manageability, and reliability that improve with scale.

Panasas_Logo_HRPanasas unleashes creativity for media and entertainment teams with storage that leverages scale-out principles for performance and data protection, delivers enterprise-grade reliability, and offers exceptional ease of installation and management.

The Panasas ActiveStor appliance is a fully integrated scale-out NAS solution comprising a hybrid storage platform with parallel-access high-performance protocols, running on an advanced file system with triple-parity protection. ActiveStor uses a single global name space and seamless scale-out to grow capacity, performance, and number of users at the push of a button. ActiveStor fits into existing production environments whether Linux, Mac, or Windows clients are used and is compatible with leading media-asset–management solutions and production workflows.

A fully parallel architecture provides fast direct storage access that accelerates rendering projects by 5X; enables HD, 2K, and 4K productions; and delivers exceptional performance for over-the-top, broadcast, or active-archive environments.

Panasas introduced scale-out parallel-storage products based on its first-generation blade architecture in 2004. Now in the fifth generation, Panasas systems are optimized for highly demanding big-data workloads in design and discovery, including bioscience, energy, finance, government, manufacturing, and other core research-and-development sectors.

Whether it’s rendering, video postproduction or content delivery, Panasas storage is ready to scale as big as customer ideas.

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