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As Panzura closes out a year that included new ownership and a new leadership team, the company has achieved the top-billing list for two prestigious awards programs. CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Panzura a finalist in the 2020 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. Panzura was also selected as a finalist for the UK IT Industry Awards in the category of Technology Excellence.

Each of these accolades are a nod to the company’s continued success in technological innovation and customer acquisition, and punctuate a year of remarkable success in which Panzura has restructured internal processes, and cleared the way to better outcomes by instilling a new partner-first ethos. The company was acquired in May by Profile Capital Management, a private wealth fund that invests in exceptional technology.

The annual CRN award program honors innovative products in the IT channel across various categories ranging from cloud and security, to storage and networking. Editors assessed hundreds of vendor solutions, with winners and finalists featured in the December issue of the magazine.

Panzura was recognized on release of its CloudFS 8 global file system which adds cloud mirroring and allows organizations to double cloud availability by simultaneously writing data to multiple cloud object stores. Panzura partner Wasabi was also recognized as a finalist for its Reserved Capacity Storage solution, a new cloud storage service with disruptive enterprise-class pricing that is fully supported by Panzura Freedom Filers.

“It is truly an honor to be named to CRN’s list of the most respected and ambitious industry leaders. This is testament to not only our stellar technology, but also to the people at Panzura whose hard work has paid off with satisfied customers at every level,” said Jill Stelfox, CEO of Panzura. “This caps an incredible year for us, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg for what Panzura will bring to the market in the coming year.”

The UK IT Industry Awards place Panzura among a select group of companies considered for the Cloud Innovation Provider of the Year. The program rewards individual and organizational contributions to the development and deployment of innovative IT systems that improve business operations or enhance public services. Owned and operated by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and Computing, the awards celebrate the role of IT teams and the positive impact they have on business and the wider world.

Already recognized as the fastest cloud file system available, Panzura helps the enterprise 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.

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.

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