The Panzura blog features opinions on key issues in storage, new developments at Panzura, and 3rd party views on cloud trends.

Panzura Predicts

Panzura Predicts

Posted by Barry Phillips

We’re coming up on the time of year where many companies provide predictions about what will transpire in the next year. Last year, Randy predicted that there would be a falling out between EMC and Cisco as each of them crept into the others space. That prediction seems to be coming true with the announcement…

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Underwater Storage Costs

Posted by Barry Phillips

Leading analysts, such as IDC1 and Gartner2, report that unstructured data currently accounts for 80% of all data stored in the digital universe and will continue to grow.  As well, Gartner believes that total data will grow by 800% or more over the next 5 years.  That’s a massive amount of unstructured data! Unstructured data,…

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How is it 1200%?

Posted by Barry Phillips

We sent out a momentum press release last week that discussed new AEC wins, product enhancements, and projected AEC year over year revenue growth. When we did the math, it actually surprised us that that we were maintaining the same 1200% year over year growth rate in AEC that we announced earlier this year quarter over quarter. It was…

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Tastes like chicken

Posted by Barry Phillips

We announced a free cloud gateway back in July, so we were pleased to see Riverbed join the party this week and provide a virtual version their cloud gateway for free. However, similar to two things that taste like chicken, but are completely different, this is where the likeness ends. Our belief is that cloud…

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Increased BIM collaboration equals fewer change orders

Posted by Barry Phillips

Andy Knauf, VP of IT from Mead and Hunt, just contributed a great article to Construction Executive magazine that demonstrated the correlation between BIM collaboration and reduced change order costs. The more collaborative an organization was with BIM, the fewer change orders that occurred. The numbers are staggering: change order request costs dropped from 18.42…

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People Virtualization

Posted by Barry Phillips

I have been involved in virtualization longer than I want to admit – desktop virtualization, server virtualization, hybrid desktop virtualization, and storage virtualization. I thought I had seen it all until Bob Stidham, IT Manager for Hanson Professional Services, introduced me to People Virtualization. It started in 2010 when Hanson restructured its people and project…

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Best Day At Work Since I Started Here | Guest Blog

Posted by Guest Blogger

This is Ray Sirois, IT Director from Wright-Pierce, a leading water, wastewater and infrastructure engineering firm in the Northeast United States. Wright-Pierce has six office locations are collaborating across all these offices using Panzura. When you read customer stories from IT vendors, the stories are normally told through the eyes of IT management like me….

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Global File Systems: The future of storage, but also the present

Posted by Barry Phillips

Network World recently featured a great article from our CEO Randy Chou on how, with a global file system, the value of cloud storage is not as a cheap repository of bits, but as a cross-office collaboration fabric. While Panzura is often lumped into the cloud gateway market where the cloud is used as a…

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Cloud Gateways are now free

Posted by Barry Phillips

Today we announced that we are giving away cloud gateways for free. Not only is Panzura giving away cloud gateways for free, but Google Cloud Platform is throwing in 2TB of cloud storage for free for 12 months. With the cloud gateway market expected to hit $3.5B in 2018 with an 80% growth rate and…

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Schwinn of Enterprise Gateways

451 Research Says Panzura is the “ enterprise gateway of choice”

Posted by Barry Phillips

Last weekend I saw a little girl in my neighborhood riding what looked to be a Schwinn bike with a new version of the famous banana seat. I know I might be dating myself a bit, but in my younger days, a Schwinn bicycle was “the” bike that you wanted to ride. It appears that…

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