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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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

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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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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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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 Clouds

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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