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April 2013

By Barbara Murphy on April 17, 2013 - 6:04pm
Categories: Big Data

Panasas founder and chief scientist, Dr. Garth Gibson, and Steve Conway, research vice president in IDC's high performance computing group took some time recently to discuss HPC trends and forces affecting storage in the HPC market. The role that big data plays in HPC storage, now and in future scenarios is discussed in this third and final video in this series. Garth and Steve explored Parallel NFS (pNFS) in the first installment; they covered solid state drive (...

By Brent Welch on April 16, 2013 - 7:39pm
Categories: Parallel Storage

Object storage is a generic term that describes an abstract data container and related metadata. The data can be an image, a file, a sensor reading, or whatever an application needs to store. The metadata describes the data, including a useful name for that data, where it came from, when it was created, how long it is valid, and whatever else may be important to the application that creates and uses the data object.

Objects are explicitly created and deleted, which is unlike storage on a block device. In a traditional block storage system, a file system or...

By Bill Ribera on April 4, 2013 - 10:34pm

Calvary Chapel chose Panasas® ActiveStor® 14 to streamline its tapeless digital workflow and accelerate content distribution in order to distribute its teachings to a nationwide congregation.

Previously, with out-of-date infrastructure, Calvary’s video production team suffered performance delays, capacity limitations and file sharing inefficiencies that impacted the organization’s ability to keep up with modern media workloads. Panasas, with reseller partner ReelData, designed a tapeless, digital workflow using Panasas...