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

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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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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 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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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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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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