To effectively run high-performance computing applications—the kind that can change the world—you need a powerful brain behind your storage system. The Panasas Activestor Director:
Each ActiveStor Director provides metadata access and cache coherency to a portion of the global namespace. As the size of the global namespace increases, the ability to distribute the namespace across multiple directors improves metadata performance.
ActiveStor Director provides efficient and high performance access to the user data via NFS/SMB protocols.
Ability to configure multiple director nodes provides for increased reconstruction performance that narrows the window of vulnerability. ActiveStor Director delivers exceptional replication performance with low touch management.
ActiveStor Director is delivered in two hardware form factors. Our traditional ActiveStor Director and our new ActiveStor Director, which liberates the brains of our system to be even smarter and faster. With the new ActiveStor Director (a fully flexible software platform that doesn’t lock you in) you can:
Now you have the freedom to configure your storage system to your unique workflows–now and in the future.
|Enclosure||2U with up to 4 director nodes|
|Nodes||4 nodes per chassis. Minimum 3 nodes required|
|Power Supplies||Dual Redundant 1600W|
|Processor||Intel Xeon 1630 v4 (Broadwell)|
|Memory||96GB DDR4 RAM, 8GB NVDIMM|
|Dimensions/Weight||Width: 3.42 inches, Depth: 17.24 inches, Net weight: 45.2 pounds|
|BTU Rating||4294 BTU/hr|
|Operating Temperature||10°C to 35°C with maximum rate of change not to exceed 10°C|
|Input Line Voltage||100-240 VAC, 47-63Hz|
|Input Power Rating||AC Inlet Power 1259W (5.7 Amps at 220 VAC); DC Power Consumption: 1184W|
|Networking||2×40 GbE QSFP+ or 4x10GbE NIC per node|
|Management||In-Band Management and IPMI (RJ45) dedicated management port
including web interface
|Performance||Improved metadata performance, improved NFS/SMB performance and
accelerated small-file access compared to DB18 and DB20
|Modular Design||4 self-contained nodes include compute assembly and storage media in
a 2U rack mountable chassis. Integrates easily into existing realm
|ActiveStor Software||ActiveStor® 7.0 and above|
|Multi-Protocol Support||Panasas DirectFlow®, NFS, SMB|
|Data Protection||RAID6+ erasure code structure with N+2 erasure coding. Stripe width N
can be set individually per file and defaults between 10 and 12
NVDIMM for transaction logs
|Scalability||No fixed maximum for nodes in a cluster. Supports millions of files in single
|Data Replication||Pan_Snap_Replicator provides flexible and high-performance data replication|