Panasas, Inc., the leader in
parallel clustered storage solutions for the High Performance Computing
(HPC) market, today announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office
(USPTO) granted the company a new patent for advanced technology in object
storage systems that increases data availability and reliability. Panasas
was awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,191,357 for "hybrid quorum/primary-backup
fault-tolerance model." This innovative technology provides users of
Panasas ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters(TM) remarkably fault tolerant
high performance storage solutions.
The company's 10th patent reflects an ongoing mission to provide
customers with the highest levels of integrity and availability in object
storage systems. The patented hybrid technology combines two fault
tolerance schemes into a single methodology that provides both robustness
and performance. Quorum/consensus replicated databases are used to provide
failover capability for core cluster management functions. The improved
resilience that can be achieved using such a scheme all
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