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Selection Edifies Panzura’s Innovation and Support for Partners with Industry Leading Technology that Transforms Cloud Storage Into a Global File System

SAN JOSE, Calif.—February 3, 2021—Panzura has been named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, as one of the 100 Coolest Cloud Companies for 2021. Panzura headlines the annual list as one of the top 20 solution providers in Cloud Storage. Each year CRN recognizes the leading cloud technology companies across various industry categories including infrastructure, monitoring and management, security, and software. CRN’s 100 Coolest Cloud Companies list is featured in the Feb. 2021 issue of CRN.

This year’s 100 Coolest Cloud Companies were selected by the CRN editorial team based on their demonstrated commitment to working with channel partners, and innovation in product and service development. The list has become a trusted resource for solutions providers looking for cloud technology partners, and presents the companies best positioned to support their cloud services needs.

Panzura CEO Jill Stelfox is the only woman executive represented in the 20 Coolest Cloud Storage companies of this year’s Cloud 100. She is among the technology leaders tackling a market that is growing increasingly complicated as businesses look for more from vendors.

Stelfox said, “This is another awesome win for Panzura and reaffirms what our customers have been telling us—our technology and our people are the ‘best of the best’. As enterprises move toward the hybrid cloud model, we’re helping them go faster, break into new markets, and score big wins sooner. It’s about achieving real and lasting competitive advantage, and Panzura makes it possible.” 

The company has increased support and investments to keep its channel partners out front by eliminating sticking points and removing barriers to closing deals, and making it easier for customers to get data into the cloud so they can reap the benefits of Panzura services. Panzura recently rolled out an online partner portal which offers a seamless experience for managing the full range of channel programs, training and incentives, and provides an easy way to grow and execute sales. 

The award distinction also edifies Panzura’s work enabling enterprises to work together at the same time in the cloud without the risk of losing data or wasting time, regardless of location. Military-grade security and the most comprehensive cloud management dashboard in the industry make it easy to search, audit, monitor and analyze an entire global cloud network at once, attributes that contribute to the overall recognized value of Panzura offerings.

“Cloud services are quickly becoming the critical component needed to build successful and secure IT solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO, The Channel Company. “The honorees on this year’s 100 Coolest Cloud Companies list have proven they support partners in the ever-evolving cloud computing business with leading innovative solutions and growth in cloud-based technologies. Our team applauds those on the list for 2021 and looks forward to watching them drive positive change in the cloud domain.”

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About Panzura
Panzura is the fabric that transforms cloud storage into a global file system, allowing enterprises to use the cloud as a high performance, globally available data center. Companies all around the world in the sports, healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, gaming, and architectural, engineering and construction industries, as well as government agencies use Panzura’s fabric to manage hundreds of petabytes of data in the cloud. Visit for more information.