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

MountiansThruClouds

Climbing all the Mountains

Posted by Barry Phillips

When we first started to develop SkyBridge, we set out to make applications run the same way in the cloud as they run in your datacenter. What we didn’t realize was how many things we needed to solve to make that a reality. After all, there’s been talk about hybrid clouds forever, so shouldn’t it…

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Sometimes it is a great thing to have to repeat yourself.

Posted by Barry Phillips

In two recent blogs we highlighted awards won by our amazing customers such as Andy Knauf of Mead & Hunt, Mark Bloom of OHM, and Eric Quinn, Jeff McGowan, and the entire C&S Companies’ IT Team. We are proud to welcome another outstanding customer to this list. Markus Weidner, Director of Technology at NELSON, was…

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DuzyChalkTalk

Simple NAS (Cloud) Gateway versus the Global File System

Posted by Glenn Duzy

I was chatting with one of our new SEs a few weeks ago and he asked me what the difference was between a NAS cloud gateway product, like NetApp SteelStore, and a Global File System. It turned out to be a lively and helpful discussion, so I ended up going back and recording a whiteboard…

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More Award Winning Customers!

Posted by Barry Phillips

As mentioned in a previous blog post, it’s easy for a tech vendor to win some kind of award. Probably too easy. But when our customers win awards for what they’ve done with Panzura, we take real pride in seeing their success. I wrote previously about how the IT staff at OHM Advisors and C&S…

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securitybrother

When You Can’t Rely on Your Big Brother for Security

Posted by Barry Phillips

As you can imagine, one of the concerns with transforming cloud storage into global file system is the (incorrect) perception that the cloud does not provide the same level of security as on-premises storage. This concern exists even though with on-premises storage, a single person has access to the storage and knowledge of what is…

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hybrid-partners

The World’s Going Hybrid (and we’re not talking about cars)

Posted by David Friedlander

Recently, VMware and Google announced a partnership that gives VMware vCloud Air customers access to a number of Google’s cloud services – BigQuery, Cloud Storage and the NoSQL service, Cloud Datastore. Since we work with cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft Azure and Google, this intrigued us here at Panzura. Our customers have already connected their…

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award-winning

Award-Winning Customers

Posted by Barry Phillips

If I had a dime for everytime I heard a company mention “award-winning product”, I would have, well, a lot of dimes. We can certainly say the same as evidenced by the list of awards here. While we are certainly appreciative of the awards that we have won, we are extremely proud when one of…

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WarmWater

The Water is Warm

Posted by Randy Chou

We recently wrote a blog about “Underestimating the Cloud” that discussed how cloud gateways, like the one that NetApp acquired from Riverbed, are not a true method of embracing the cloud. Trying to sell your storage boxes to cloud providers isn’t really either. Embracing the cloud means adopting the utility-like business model, economics, and sheer…

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collabcloud

Underestimating the Cloud

Posted by Barry Phillips

In The Big Switch, Nicolas Carr compared the transformation of water wheel power to the electric grid with the transformation of on-premises IT infrastructure to the cloud. He revealed that the companies that embraced the grid flourished while the ones that kept the then more powerful water wheel later fell behind or faltered. Similarly, companies…

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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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