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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Just How Big is the Cloud?

Posted by David Friedlander

Amazon recently announced its earnings, and its cloud division, Amazon Web Services, reported $1.8 billion in revenue and about $390 million in operating profits. Companies are clearly turning to the cloud for more than just test and development servers. At Panzura, our customers have file systems that range from tens to hundreds of terabytes, all…

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News the Week of July 20, 2015

Posted by Benjamin Ogonek

Each week, we’ll post a roundup of news on cloud computing on our blog, along with our thoughts. If you have ideas for what to include next week or feedback, feel free to comment on the post. Amazon has figured out how to make the cloud pay Wired By Klint Finley Amazon had a good…

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Making AWS appear like it’s inside your datacenter

Posted by Barry Phillips

According to Gartner, 72 percent of enterprises will be pursuing a hybrid cloud strategy by 2015.* IDC states that more than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to “hybrid cloud” technologies before 2016. Whichever number you believe, both are quite high and align with other industry analyst firm predictions. But what does “hybrid cloud”…

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News the Week of July 13, 2015

Posted by Benjamin Ogonek

Each week, we’ll post a roundup of news on hybrid cloud on our blog, along with our thoughts. If you have ideas for what to include next week or feedback, feel free to comment on the post. Whatever Happened to the VDI Revolution? Virtualization Review By Jon William Toigo Storage revolution is once again in…

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Are cloud prices really going up?

Posted by David Friedlander

Cloud compute and storage prices have been declining for several years now, a phenomenon that’s been called “the race to zero.” But last week, several articles reported that Microsoft is raising prices for some of its Azure services in Europe by as much as 26%. There were hints that IBM might follow suit. Most companies…

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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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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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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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