"Startup storage vendor Panasas Corp. this week will introduce a
low-cost way to store and retrieve files. The Panasas ActiveScale
Storage Cluster uses object-based storage and separates the
intelligent controller from disk drives, relying on a network file
system to store and find files on its pizza-box-sized
"The Linux-based appliances can be mounted in a rack.
DirectorBlades orchestrate system activity and balance objects
across StorageBlades, which store them using low-priced serial ATA