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Panasas Announces High-Performance Storage Solutions With Aggressive Pricing to Accelerate Research at Universities and Colleges

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - Panasas, Inc., the leading provider of high-performance storage for the world's most performance-intensive applications, today announced storage solutions designed specifically for higher education and university research organizations. The new Panasas Research Solutions combine the recently announced Panasas ActiveStor??? storage platforms with a research-optimized service offering aimed at driving the best price/performance and lowest cost of ownership for university researchers focused on driving new breakthroughs in energy efficiency, life sciences, material sciences, and other disciplines. New ActiveStor features include up to 200 percent faster performance, asynchronous data replication for greater data protection, and data migration capabilities that allow for seamless performance and capacity upgrades without downtime.

"Panasas understands the pivotal role that academic research plays in technical innovation, scientific breakthroughs, and a healthy economy," said Dr. Garth Gibson, CTO of Panasas and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. "Our solutions are deployed across the world, in data-intensive research facilities working on everything from climate research and vehicle safety to drug discovery and the search for greener energy. We provide affordable, research-ready storage systems that provide extraordinary performance for the world's most demanding applications."

A Decade of Driving Higher Education and Research

Gibson founded Panasas in 1999, following a research program into the high-end data storage requirements of flagship U.S. national research facilities. The company has since deployed its high-performance storage solutions to industry-leading organizations in aerospace, automotive, energy, finance, higher education, industrial manufacturing, government, and life sciences in 35 countries.

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