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ESG Whitepaper: Cost of Storage Status Quo

As organizations continuously generate data, they are finding the traditional mechanisms of storing and managing data unable to keep pace. Still, despite this, many IT organizations are choosing to stay with the same basic storage model. In this whitepaper, ESG examines the cost of status quo storage ecosystem and dramatically increases the total costs of ownership to the point of unsustainability compared to a … Read More

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A Buyer’s Guide to Hybrid Cloud NAS

The Hybrid Cloud NAS looks and acts just like the traditional enterprise NAS you have in your datacenter, and looks like a standard Windows file share to your applications and users. But unlike traditional NAS or SAN infrastructure, the hybrid cloud NAS is designed to span offices around the globe. In this guide, you will learn about what a cloud-backed Hybrid NAS is, why you need one and the key requirements you should consider when evaluating a hybrid cloud NAS.

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ESG Whitepaper: Furthering the Potential of Public Cloud Services

The rise of cloud services is not a temporary phenomenon. It is here to stay, and is fundamentally changing the way organizations procure, deploy, and access information technology. And the benefits that organizations receive can be dramatic. Though the cost-effectivenes of cloud infrastructure is commonly understood as the biggest benefit, there are other, potentially more valuable benefits available, such as increased agility. Panzura combines … Read More

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ESG Solution Showcase: Dramatic IT Simplification with Seamless Cloud Integration

The rise of public cloud services has fundamentally altered the IT infrastructure landscape. The effects of this shift have disrupted few sectors more than the data storage segment. Faced with ever increasing capacity demands, the status quo of the traditional storage array is no longer sustainable for many organizations. Seeking an alternative, cloud can be an answer, yet organizations still demand the performance of … Read More

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IDC – Panzura: Leading the Charge on Global File Systems

Secondary solutions such as cloud gateways could offer cloud as a tier but lacked essential file system functions such as file locking, access control lists, and data encryption. Panzura is changing the game with an integrated Global Cloud Storage System (GCSS) made up of a global file system, a customized operating system (OS), and a cloud storage controller.

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Metadata white paper

Metadata

Metadata can be defined as “data that describes and gives information about other data”. In the case of a file system, the metadata is used to describe directories, files, and file attributes. Particular file attributes include file size, creation date, last modified date, file owner, and file access permissionsThe purpose of this white paper is to describe Panzura’s patented technology for sharing metadata, and how it forms the foundation of the Panzura Global File System.

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To unlock the power of Cloud Storage – File Versioning vs. Locking

Storage Switzerland – To Unlock the Power of Cloud Storage – File Versioning vs. Locking

Private or hybrid cloud file sharing provides many business benefits over traditional on-premise network attached storage. It enables organizations to consolidate infrastructure and remove duplicate silos of storage from multiple sites and office locations. Cloud file sharing reduces storage costs, simplifies storage management and reduces risk as data can be centrally managed and protected. It also helps improve user productivity and enables collaboration as data is readily accessible regardless of where the end users are located. However, ensuring that files can’t be accidentally overwritten or deleted is critical to the integrity of the data and the success of a cloud based file sharing initiative.

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AutoCAD Theory of Operation & Best Practices

CAD Theory of Operation & Best Practices

Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) firms large and small struggle in providing adequate infrastructure to allow its users sufficient performance to satisfy even the most basic functionality such as file open and save. Panzura Cloud Storage Controllers offer a high performance and cost-effective method that seamlessly integrates with CAD. By leveraging Panzura, AEC organizations with users dispersed across multiple geographies can share CAD files as though the data is always right next to them. This document describes a set of best practices along with a contextual background on how everything works.

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Panzura Global Cloud Storage System: Global File Locking

Global File Locking

From our inception, Panzura understood that file locking is critical to delivering local NAS features from globally-distributed storage. Storage companies are discovering that providing an elegant, seamless, and robust globalized cloud storage solution that closely mimics a local NAS user experience is far from trivial, especially if trying to retrofit systems not designed for cloud storage. This paper describes Panzura’s unique ability to provide global storage with local NAS attributes through deep integration of distributed locking into the very fabric of our global file system.

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Panzura Global Cloud Storage System – Overview

Panzura Global Cloud Storage System – Overview

This whitepaper provides an overview of the functionality and features of the Panzura Global Cloud Storage System, including storage trends and challenges, use cases, and enterprise-class local NAS features such as file locking, pinning, encryption, access control, and deduplication, that enable global file sharing, cloud-integrated NAS, active archiving, backup, and DR.

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Inherent Data Protection White Paper

Inherent Data Protection – How the Panzura System Protects Information Without Backups

Backup and disaster recovery (DR) equipment, software, and processes typically represent one of the largest percentages of an overall storage budget. One of the benefits of the Panzura System is the ability for storage architects and administrators to radically simplify and cost reduce their data protection schemes without sacrificing any of the underlying protections. This white paper discusses the elements of a solid data protection plan, how they are typically implemented, and how the model changes when deploying the Panzura System in conjunction with a private or public storage cloud.

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Panzura Global Cloud Storage System: Technology in Detail White Paper

Panzura’s Technology in Detail – Enabling Global Cloud-integrated Storage

This white paper examines Panzura’s Global Cloud Storage System in detail and explores key areas critical to system design including performance, scalability, data integrity, and security. But perhaps most importantly, it explains in detail what distinguishes the Panzura System from other file storage solutions; the ability to leverage the Internet to provide global file and project sharing to a decentralized enterprise and the capability to leverage a centralized storage pool in the form of private or public cloud storage to simplify capacity growth, management, and data protection. The intended audience for this paper is technically knowledgeable about data storage and file systems.

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Panzura Cloud Integrated Storage White Paper

Global Cloud-Integrated Storage

Explore the history of storage advancements related to data access, where they have fallen short of meeting the needs of today’s global enterprise, the challenges faced by administrators attempting to enable information sharing across their organization, and how Panzura addresses this growing need.

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