Enterprise IT Planet: Panasas Inc. of Fremont, CA, has developed a market strategy for its storage cluster around four emerging trends in IT: the emergence of dual-core processors from both Intel and AMD; the commoditization of server hardware; the availability of stable Linux code that makes the development of huge Linux clusters very affordable; and the emergence of parallel applications.
“We developed the Panasas Storage Cluster to specifically help customers to leverage these converging trends,” says Larry Jones, Vice President of marketing at Panasas. “It has been designed to provide the best price/performance solution for the Linux and parallel applications that are now transitioning into the enterprise. This breaks the I/O bottleneck found in traditional storage systems and makes parallel computing simpler with lower administration costs.”
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