Panasas Launches DataRunner™ For Dependable, Full-Bandwidth Content Distribution

Versatile, High Performance File Transfer Solution Operates at Maximum Network Bandwidth, Independent of Network Conditions, Distance or File Size

Jun 11, 2013, 06:00 ET from Panasas, Inc.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasas, Inc., the leader in high performance parallel storage for technical computing applications and big data workloads, has introduced Panasas® DataRunner™, high performance file transfer software, designed to overcome the data movement challenges found in today's distributed scale-out storage environments. Averting the performance bottlenecks typically associated with multi-site content distribution and large-scale file sharing, DataRunner assures transfer speeds up to 16 times faster than traditional network transfer protocols. Its performance, reliability and value make DataRunner the ideal solution for high performance storage applications in the media and entertainment, life sciences, energy, finance, manufacturing and other enterprise markets.

"Until now, transfer protocols have proved inadequate at moving large data sets quickly and reliably between storage infrastructures," said Barbara Murphy, chief marketing officer at Panasas. "DataRunner assures high-speed, secure data movement while maintaining up to 100 percent bandwidth utilization regardless of network conditions, file size, distance or latency. This unprecedented level of performance offers huge benefits to organizations, including those in media, manufacturing and life sciences markets that rely on transferring large volumes of data between their data center locations."

DataRunner optimizes both Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) performance, accelerating data transfers across all participating Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and Storage Area Network (SAN) environments; it is particularly well suited for use with high performance Panasas® ActiveStor® scale-out NAS systems. Its flexible architecture works with all types of files and is fully scriptable, providing IT administrators the ability to integrate DataRunner into their unique workflows. Compression algorithms reduce the amount of data transferred to maximize bandwidth usage and further accelerate transfers.

"We generate hundreds of gigabytes of video every week that we need to distribute to several remote locations," noted Jack Chew, video operations manager for Calvary Chapel and an early adopter of DataRunner in the media and entertainment space. "Frankly, before deploying Panasas DataRunner and ActiveStor, the quickest and most reliable way for us to move content between locations was by vehicle, over the open road. Now, we're able to transfer our data, regardless of size, nearly instantly over our WAN and never lose data in the process."

For more information, visit the Panasas website at: To see DataRunner operating on Panasas ActiveStor and to speak to a Panasas scale-out storage expert, visit Panasas in booth #101 at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Leipzig, Germany, June 16-20.

About Panasas
Panasas, Inc., the leader in high performance parallel storage for technical computing applications and big data workloads, enables customers to rapidly solve complex computing problems, speed innovation and accelerate new product introduction. All Panasas storage products leverage the patented PanFS® storage operating system to deliver superior performance, data protection, scalability and manageability. Panasas systems are optimized for demanding storage environments in the bioscience, energy, finance, government, manufacturing, and university markets. For more information, visit

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