Panasas, today, announced that it has secured a partnership with Penguin Computing to provide high performance, parallel storage capabilities for the “Penguin on Demand” [POD] cloud computing service. POD is a service offering from Penguin that extends the cloud computing mantra to the high performance computing community. Its targeted at researchers, scientists and engineers that need an immediate increase in capacity without the additional expense of expanding their infrastructure.
When we looked at the computing resources that our POD customers required, we knew we needed to eliminate bottlenecks and deliver a fast and seamless end user experience,” said Charles Wuischpard, CEO at Penguin Computing. “After extensive research, we settled on Panasas because their parallel storage solution offers unprecedented performance and delivers the high-level results we demand.””Cloud computing is a hot market and is gaining interest from companies of all sizes and industries due to its many business benefits. To be a successful cloud provider, you need to provide a storage foundation that is massively scalable and easy to use, like Panasas ActiveStor,” said Terri McClure, senior analyst at analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group. “Because Panasas has a long and impressive track record in providing storage for HPC environments, the company is well-positioned to take advantage of cloud opportunities like the one with Penguin Computing.”
For more info, read their full release here.