|[April 26, 2016]
Panasas Joins iRODS Consortium to Advance the Storage Performance Needs of Life Science Markets
the leader in performance scale-out network-attached storage (NAS),
today announced that it has joined the iRODS
Consortium as a contributing member. The iRODS Consortium leads
development and support of the Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System
(iRODS), free open source software for data discovery, workflow
automation, secure collaboration, and data virtualization. The
consortium and the iRODS development team are located at the Renaissance
Computing Institute (RENCI) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel
The world's top researchers in life sciences, geosciences, and
information management use iRODS to control their data in thousands of
locations worldwide. Panasas will contribute insights into performance
scale-out NAS requirements for supporting instrumentation and
"We look forward to the addition of Panasas and their performance
scale-out NAS platform to the iRODS ecosystem," said Dan Bedard,
director of the iRODS Consortium. "As the newest iRODS Consortium member
and already an enthusiastic contributor to the iRODS technology base,
Panasas will play a valuable and exciting role in the continued
evolution of iRODS data management and the iRODS Consortium that drives
its development and support."
Panasas drives industry and research innovation by accelerating
workflows and simplifying data management with ActiveStor®,
a fully integrated performance scale-out NAS solution. ActiveStor
leverages the patented PanFS®
file system and the DirectFlow®
parallel data access protocol to deliver data that is accessible,
secure, and easily managed. Industry standard NFS and SMB protocols are
also supported. In addition, Panasas achieves exceptional
data-protection with modern erasure-coding methods that allow
reliability to scale with capacity.
"We are looking forward to working with iRODS and its Technology Working
Group members to drive storage technology development that accelerates
the discovery and collaboration of medical solutions by research
institutions worldwide," said Jim Donovan, chief marketing and sales
officer at Panasas.
For more information on how Panasas storage solutions drive business
innovation, visit www.panasas.com/solutions.
For more information on the iRODS Consortium, visit www.irods.org.
Panasas is the performance scale-out NAS leader for unstructured data,
driving industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows and
simplifying data management. Panasas ActiveStor® appliances
leverage the patented PanFS® storage operating system and
DirectFlow® protocol to deliver performance and reliability
at scale from an appliance that is as easy to manage as it is fast to
deploy. Panasas storage is optimized for the most demanding workloads in
life sciences, manufacturing, media and entertainment, energy,
government as well as education environments, and has been deployed in
more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.panasas.com.
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