Panasas

Storage for Media Production
Who wants to focus on storage technology when you have creative work to do? Actually, you have amazing stuff to do, and the last thing you want is storage technology that gets in the way. This is why media and entertainment production specialists depend on Panasas ActiveStor to take the headache and hassle out of production.

Are you tired of scalability limitations on capacity, number of users, or lower performance at scale? Does high-complexity and lack of automation make your storage difficult to manage? Do you long for no reboots, no unplanned downtime, and no data loss? Does your storage slow everything down and make production artists less productive? Is it too slow for high-def and 4K editing projects? Do you wish rendering results could be faster? You’ve come to right place.



Letting You Focus On the Creative
Panasas AS18 Storage Blade

Panasas unleashes creativity for industry leading media and entertainment teams. We scale as big as your ideas and we enhance creativity for:
  • Video post-production – High-def and 4K editing for a small team or a team of hundreds
  • Rendering – Video, VFX, graphics, etc.
  • Broadcast – Play to air, editing for real-time broadcast
  • Partner environments – Including Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, FlavourSys, SanFusion and MXF Server.
ActiveStor Users Experience
  • Easy storage management – Only one IT admin from 100TB to 15PB
  • Faster than expected results – Fully parallel architecture with fast direct-access functionality
  • No scalability brick walls – Incrementally and seamlessly scale-out to grow capacity, performance, and number of users
  • Rock-solid reliability – Mature file system and fifth generation hardware for enterprise reliability and efficient triple parity data protection with built-in disaster recovery

Editing 4K Resolution
Editing in 4K resolution, even in raw mode, is supported as ActiveStor is built on a high-performance parallel file system for massive aggregate performance. To ensure smooth production, we went beyond standard RAID6 with our own unique triple-parity RAID6+ resulting in data reliability that is 150X greater when compared to dual parity data protection approaches. With built-in disaster recovery features and data replication, ActiveStor provides unmatched value for the most demanding post-production environments.

ActiveStor – The Storage Foundation for Your Production Environment
Deploying ActiveStor in your existing production environment is easy. We fit right in whether you use Mac or Windows clients, AVID hardware and software, FlavourSys, SANFusion, Adobe Anywhere servers, and a variety of other post-production products. Just connect ActiveStor to your LAN and configure workspaces as usual. Keep using your existing AVID storage in addition to ActiveStor. Use ActiveStor for production, as an active archive, or both – all under a single global namespace.

How much time would you save if you could bring in, edit, and output video in high resolution? Efficient post-production depends on reliable technology to take on the most complex and challenging tasks. See for yourself how having a storage system that is easy to deploy, scale, and manage can make a huge difference.

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