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"It has many options for scalability, and it is stable."

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"We've found the product to be quite flexible."

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"The call charges and the management cost should be more friendly. They can also include monitoring and management."

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"The solution is quite expensive."

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    Top Answer:It has many options for scalability, and it is stable.
    Top Answer:The call charges and the management cost should be more friendly. They can also include monitoring and management.
    Top Answer:We've found the product to be quite flexible.
    Top Answer:The solution could be cheaper. Right now, it's pricey. We don't pay a recurring licensing fee. We just paid for the whole system, including the hardware and software, as well as support and service… more »
    Top Answer:The solution is quite expensive. The solution could offer better support and better local support options.
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    Also Known As
    OceanStor 9000 Scale-out NAS
    ActiveStor
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    Overview

    OceanStor 9000 is a scale-out NAS storage system specifically designed for massive data storage.

    It employs a fully symmetric distributed architecture, supports either file or object storage, and delivers superior performance, extensive scale-out capabilities, and super-large single file system for unstructured data storage. 

    It is widely applied in media, satellite mapping, gene sequencing, energy exploration, scientific research, education, backup and archiving.

    In our most recent product, the ActiveStor Ultra, Panasas has developed a new approach called Dynamic Data Acceleration Technology. It uses a carefully balanced set of HDDs, SATA SSD, NVMe SSD, NVDIMM, and DRAM to provide a combination of excellent performance and low cost per terabyte.

    • HDDs will provide high bandwidth data storage if they are never asked to store anything small and only asked to do large sequential transfers. Therefore, we only store large Component Objects on our low-cost HDDs.

    • SATA SSDs provide cost-effective and highbandwidth storage as a result of not having any seek times, so that’s where we keep our small Component Objects.

    • NVMe SSDs are built for very low latency accesses, so we store all our metadata in a database and keep that database on an NVMe SSD. Metadata accesses are very sensitive to latency, whether it is POSIX metadata for the files being stored or metadata for the internal operations of the OSD.

    • An NVDIMM (a storage class memory device) is the lowest latency type of persistent storage device available, and we use one to store our transaction logs: user data and metadata being written by the application to the OSD, plus our internal metadata. That allows PanFS to provide very low latency commits back to the application.

    • We use the DRAM in each OSD as an extremely low latency cache of the most recently read or written data and metadata.

    To gain the most benefit from the SATA SSD’s performance, we try to keep the SATA SSD about 80% full. If it falls below that, we will (transparently and in the background) pick the smallest Component Objects in the HDD pool and move them to the SSD until it is about 80% full. If the SSD is too full, we will move the largest Component Objects on the SSD to the HDD pool. Every ActiveStor Ultra Storage Node performs this optimization independently and continuously. It’s easy for an ActiveStor Ultra to pick which Component Objects to move, it just needs to look in its local NVMe-based database.

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    Sample Customers
    Piraeus, Clinique Univeritaires Saint-Luc, Absolut Bank
    Advanced Mask Technology Center Airbus Argonne National Laboratory The University of Texas at Dallas School of Arts Technology and Emerging Communication Башнефть Boeing Bosch California Academy of Sciences Caltech Canon Case Western Reserve University Conoco Phillips Deluxe DirecTV Fairfield Technologies United States Federal Reserve Garvan Institute of Medical Research Goodyear Halliburton Harvard Medical School Honeywell In-Depth Geophysical Intel Kawasaki Lockheed Martin 3M Magseis Fairfield Mammal Studios The Man Group McLaren Mercedes-Benz MINES ParisTech NASA US Navy National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center NBCUniversal National Institutes of Health Nio National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northrup Grumman Novartis Partners Healthcare Procter & Gamble PGS Pratt & Whitney Rutherford Appleton Lab Siemens Sim International Sinopec Solers Square Cnix TGS Toyota Motorsport GMBH Toppan Turner UMass Medical School United Technologies University of Georgia University of California Los Angeles University of Minnesota University of Notre Dame University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation Whiskytree
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Cloud Provider6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Government11%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business9%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise78%
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    Huawei OceanStor 9000 is ranked 12th in NAS with 1 review while Panasas ActiveStor is ranked 11th in NAS with 1 review. Huawei OceanStor 9000 is rated 8.0, while Panasas ActiveStor is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Huawei OceanStor 9000 writes "It is stable and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Panasas ActiveStor writes "Easy to use and flexible with great performance". Huawei OceanStor 9000 is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp FAS Series, FreeNAS, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and IBM FlashSystem, whereas Panasas ActiveStor is most compared with Dell PowerScale (Isilon), NetApp FAS Series, HPE 3PAR StoreServ and IBM FlashSystem.

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