SOURCE: Panasas


March 03, 2010 06:00 ET

Panasas Receives Network Products Guide 2010 Product Innovation Award

Panasas ActiveStor Series 9 Selected a Winner in Storage

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -  Panasas, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance scale-out NAS storage solutions, announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading information technology research and advisory guide, has named Panasas ActiveStor Series 9 (PAS 9), a winner of the 2010 Product Innovation Awards. This annually venerated award recognizes and honors vendors with innovative and ground-breaking products that are bringing essential and incremental changes while setting the bar higher for others in all areas of information technology.

"Innovation is not just about new products alone," says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief at Network Products Guide. "To succeed, companies need to see innovation not as a one-time errand, but as something that has to be continuously evolved and improved upon over and over again. This requires putting greater focus on customer needs and making innovation the center of a company's way of developing better solutions. Innovative products such as Panasas ActiveStor Series 9 are bringing improvements in cost-effective storage solutions."

PAS 9 is the industry's highest performance file storage system. It combines solid-state drive (SSD) technology with traditional disk drives to produce a system with breakthrough performance and workload consolidation capabilities at a low total cost of ownership. PAS 9 expands Panasas' ability to help customers save money across their storage infrastructure by consolidating a wider variety of applications and workloads in a single storage architecture. These include high-performance clustered technical and business applications running NFS and CIFS file protocols. PAS 9 also scales to unprecedented capacity while delivering the lowest cost per IOPS in the industry. To read more about this product innovation, please visit

"We're constantly pushing the innovation envelope to provide the highest performing, cost-optimized, and scalable storage solutions our customers demand," said Randy Strahan, CEO of Panasas. "Network Products Guide's recognition of Panasas ActiveStor Series 9 provides further validation for our market leading storage technology solutions."

About Network Products Guide Awards
As industry's leading technology research and advisory guide, Network Products Guide from Silicon Valley plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit

About Panasas
Panasas, Inc., the leader in high-performance scale-out NAS storage solutions, enables enterprise customers to rapidly solve complex computing problems, speed innovation and bring new products to market faster. All Panasas solutions leverage the patented PanFS™ storage operating system to deliver exceptional performance, scalability and manageability. Panasas systems are optimized for demanding storage environments in the energy, government, finance, manufacturing, bioscience and higher education industries. For more information, visit

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