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Awarded to the top emerging companies that are creating new business opportunities in the world of on-demand, cloud computing, and SaaS

CAMPBELL, CA. – July 22, 2014Panzura, the pioneer of next generation enterprise storage infrastructure for the cloud era, announced today that it has been named both an OnDemand Top 100 and an AlwaysOn Global 250 winner.

The OnDemand 100 represents the top emerging companies that are creating new business opportunities in the world of on-demand, cloud computing and SaaS. The winning companies are creating a complex world of interconnected business intelligence, merging valuable legacy data and systems with vital new streams of information. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley.

“As the expansion of the mobile and cloud markets continue, the companies on this year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 are racing to provide business and consumer users with the best products and services,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The Global Silicon Valley is responding to shifting user patterns, as the desktop gives way to mobile devices. Business users are demanding seamless anytime, anywhere access to their information — while consumers continue to ride the bleeding edge, creating and using the most powerful media applications technology has to offer. More legacy industries are being redefined by the innovation community, making the companies on this year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 the highest-growth opportunities in today’s private company marketplace.”

“The combination of cloud storage wars along with software that enables cloud storage to be as robust as enterprise storage systems is making the cloud an even more attractive place to do business,” said Randy Chou, cofounder and CEO of Panzura. “Our patented global file locking technology enables organizations to leverage cloud storage for primary storage, back-up, and archiving across all their offices enabling them to purchase storage as a utility just like electricity or Internet.”

The OnDemand Top 100 and AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders.

About Panzura
Panzura is the catalyst in the transformation of cloud storage into high-performance enterprise file systems. Panzura’s revolutionary global locking file system seamlessly combines the flexibility, performance and productivity benefits of distributed storage with the manageability, security and economics of centralized storage.

With Panzura, the cloud – public or private – not only serves as every tier of storage, it becomes the fabric that enables globally distributed teams rapid file access and easy collaboration. Panzura delivers one file system across hundreds of offices that allows users to work together as if they were in the same room. For more information, visit www.panzura.com.