Thursday, 20th February 2020

Panasas announces Accelerate award winners

Annual award recognises leading resellers for their significant contributions to growth and market expansion.

Panasas has announced the winners of its 2018 Panasas Accelerate Partner of the Year awards. The annual awards recognise leading resellers of the ActiveStor scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) solution for their exceptional contributions to winning new business, for their year-over-year growth and for expanding Panasas’ global customer base in key industry verticals.

“Our partners around the world play an essential role in delivering the Panasas customer experience, and it gives me great pleasure to recognise their accomplishments,” said Philip Crocker, senior director of global channel marketing and business development at Panasas. “2019 promises to be a groundbreaking year with the introduction of ActiveStor® Ultra featuring PanFS® 8, a completely reengineered portable file system that runs on industry-standard hardware. I’m looking forward to working with our partners as we expand our global customer base and seize the new market opportunities addressed by this highly competitive product.”

The ease of use of PanFS, combined with the performance and cost efficiency of ActiveStor, create a very attractive value proposition for both commercial and traditional HPC applications. Designed for extreme performance and scalability configurations, ActiveStor Ultra is ideally suited for applications that require the processing of large and complex data sets with high precision, such as climate modeling, computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation and analysis, energy exploration and precision medicine, as well as for emerging workloads such as AI and autonomous driving. PanFS 8, the intelligent parallel file system, can run on any properly configured and qualified commodity storage hardware, allowing for rapid adoption of new hardware capabilities and an expanded portfolio of hardware options.

This year’s winners include:

MEGWARE Computer Vertrieb und Service GmbH

Panasas Accelerate EMEA HPC and Manufacturing Partner of the Year 2018

“We are proud to have represented Panasas for more than 12 years, jointly developing accounts in several segments such as academic and research HPC, multi-physics simulation and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) manufacturing, and energy, to name a few,” said André Singer, chief operating officer of MEGWARE. “Being named Panasas’ EMEA HPC and Manufacturing Partner of the year is an honor and a testament to our strong partnership. Our customers expect the highest levels of support, quality, reliability and service, and Panasas never disappoints.”

Realnux Systems

Panasas Accelerate Asia HPC Partner of the Year 2018

“We are delighted to be collaborating with Panasas, most recently at ASR Micro and electronic design automation (EDA) leader Toppan Photomasks,” said Mac Wang, project director at Realnux. “Our combined solutions really shine when challenged by some truly demanding HPC workloads, where the technical excellence of Realnux staff, combined with the acclaimed performance, manageability and scalability of Panasas ActiveStor, have delivered world-class manufacturing storage capabilities. So, it’s especially thrilling to be named Asia HPC Partner of the Year 2018, with several significant joint projects already under our belts.”

ASRC Federal

Panasas Accelerate Managed Service Provider of the Year 2018

General Microsystems Inc.

Panasas Accelerate Americas Manufacturing Partner of the Year 2018

“Consistency is an important attribute for successful partnerships. Our relationship with Panasas works well because of the consistency of their products and partner programs,” said Earl Overstreet, founder and president of General Microsystems Inc. (GMI). “Being honored as the Panasas Accelerate Americas Manufacturing Partner of the Year two years in a row is very gratifying because it recognizes the value of GMI as a consistent partner.”

SHI International Corp.

Panasas Accelerate Newcomer Partner of the Year 2018

TVAR Solutions LLC

Panasas Accelerate Federal Partner of the Year 2018

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the Panasas Accelerate partner program for the third consecutive year,” said Dave Saunders, president and chief executive officer of TVAR Solutions. “Panasas’ ability to simply and effectively manage massive volumes of data and easily scale to meet the future data storage needs of our customers played a big factor in our success in 2018.”

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