FREMONT, CA – April 3, 2008 – Panasas, Inc., the global leader in parallel storage solutions for the high-performance storage market, announced today that Gartner, Inc. named Panasas to the "Visionaries" Quadrant in the research firm's first Magic Quadrant report for midrange and high-end Network-Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. Panasas has installed its products in more than 30 countries across six continents as parallel storage is being adopted globally as the preferred solution for high performance computing environments.
"The adoption of parallel storage continues to accelerate for organizations seeking faster time to market due to the unique ability of parallel storage to accelerate application throughput. The industry's adoption of the Parallel NFS (pNFS) standard, the most significant enhancement to the NFS standard in the last decade, will dramatically increase the market for parallel storage systems," said Victor Perez, Panasas CEO. "Panasas customers know they can immediately realize the performance, manageability, and scalability benefits of pNFS by deploying Panasas ActiveStor parallel storage today."
Panasas ActiveStor parallel storage includes the embedded PanFS™ parallel file system that enables parallel data transfers from compute nodes to the Panasas storage system which results in accelerated time to results for organizations running data-intensive applications. For more information, please visit http://www.panasas.com/mq
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Panasas, Inc., the global leader in parallel storage solutions, helps manufacturing, government and academic organizations accelerate their time to results leading to real world breakthroughs that improve people’s lives. Panasas' high-performance storage systems enable customers to maximize the benefits of Linux clusters by eliminating the storage bottleneck created by legacy network storage technologies. The Panasas® ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters, in conjunction with the ActiveScale® Operating Environment and PanFS™ parallel file system, offer the most comprehensive portfolio of storage solutions for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments. Panasas is headquartered in Fremont, California. For more information, please visit http://www.panasas.com
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