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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Maersk Oil Uses Complete Cloud-Based Data Center for High Performance Computing

Posted by Randy Chou

Two weeks ago Google announced a one-third price drop in cloud compute and a two-thirds price drop in cloud storage. Amazon dropped its pricing later the same week and Microsoft Azure followed last week. While the two-thirds price drop in storage (and the promise of a future Moore’s Law model) have people questioning the future…

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Shredding in the Cloud? It’s not just for the slopes.

Posted by Randy Chou

Speaking to a packed auditorium at the Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, Edward Snowden spoke about weaknesses in corporate data security. Famous for leaking classified documents that detail the surveillance activities of the National Security Agency, Snowden continues to make a compelling case for advancing corporate data security. With data stored behind firewalls, on…

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Moving Day Part 2: Sideways Copy Process

Posted by Diptish Datta

Depending on the data use case and the amount of data the customer needs to move, Panzura uses the most optimal strategies to transfer data from one cloud provider to another. In this second blog post dealing with the death of a cloud provider, we see that National Instruments (NI) was to be able to…

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Moving Day: Not Fun in the Cloud Either

Posted by Diptish Datta

Relocating data by non-disruptive copying between clouds The reason IT storage operations are moving to the cloud is to take advantage of the simplicity of managing a data store. Data is secure, replicated, and you can pay as you grow your data in the cloud. With Panzura front-ending the cloud, you can use your NAS-enabled…

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Living on the Edge: Extending the Reach of Software-defined Storage with EMC ViPR

Posted by Ranajit Nevatia

Panzura and EMC ViPR ease global data access, management “Enterprises are facing some serious challenges with exploding growth of data and its management while struggling to provide seamless global access to file and object storage as they continue to scale their infrastructures. With ViPR, EMC and Panzura are at the forefront with next generation storage…

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Extend your MPLS and get a CDN effect with Panzura over secured Internet link to Public Cloud

Posted by Mike Beevor

Almost every organization with multiple sites has implemented a WAN environment with dedicated symmetric links between the sites. This is either in the form of an MPLS infrastructure or direct symmetric links between sites. To balance the cost of the symmetric link with your WAN budget, you often having to apply QoS (Quality of Service)…

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Cloud Gateway Appliance – Panzura seen as exciting vendor by 451 Group

Posted by Ranajit Nevatia

In its latest research report titled “Storage Study: Wave 17,” TheInfoPro (a service of 451 Research), identifies Panzura as having significant market lead in the Cloud Gateway Appliance (Cloud Storage Controller) category, and recognizes it as an exciting storage vendor. “Panzura has leapt out of the starting blocks in this segment with most deployments.” said…

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Peer Software vs Panzura in a CAD Environment

Posted by Brian Wink

There are many differences between Peer Software and Panzura. Panzura is an enterprise NAS device ranging from Fortune 500 companies on its high end product and reaching the midmarket at the low end. Peer Software uses a software component to add locking into Microsoft DFS and DFS-R. Logically, Peer Software relies on Microsoft DFS-R to…

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SanDisk Makes Strategic Investment in Panzura

Posted by Eric Thacker

If you plan an expedition to conquer some new frontier, you want to make sure you have the right strategy, the right team, and the best supplies. With today’s announcement that SanDisk has made a significant strategic investment in Panzura as part of our recently completed and oversubscribed Series D funding round, Panzura has added…

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Combining Joyent, Dell, and Panzura for Full-featured Cloud Storage

Posted by Eric Thacker

During the current highly unusual rainy weather in Silicon Valley, I look out the window and see lots of clouds, some large and substantial, some small and wispy.  I’m struck by how this is also reflected in the storage market today:  New clouds are forming all the time so choosing one can be a bewildering…

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