Microsoft Azure

Panzura and Microsoft Partner to Manage Unstructured Data in the Cloud

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The combination of Panzura CloudFS™ and Microsoft Azure enables enterprises to take advantage of the economics, scalability, and durability of the cloud while achieving data center performance.

Our deep integration with Azure allows IT leaders to:

  • Accelerate cloud first initiatives
  • Manage the explosive growth of unstructured data simply and cost effectively
  • Achieve business agility to gain competitive advantage
  • Replace legacy NAS while realizing up to 70% cost savings
  • Increase productivity through real-time global collaboration

Panzura CloudFS Brings Enterprise File Services to Microsoft Azure

Why Panzura - Purpose Built

When you integrate best-in-class object storage with the first enterprise file system purpose-built for the cloud, the result is amazing. Enterprise features that you will gain include:

  • Maximum scale, performance, and resource utilization
  • Real-time, global byte-range locking
  • File services to power data center workloads and mobile clients
  • Freedom-based business and deployment models
  • Automation and centralized management
  • Complete cloud data protection and high-availability with no single point of failure

The Panzura Freedom Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) for Microsoft Azure

Enterprises using the Panzura Freedom™ VHD will be able to support 10x more users and experience 8x better system resource utilization and efficiency. Azure customers using the Panzura Freedom VHD can:

  • Connect physical sites to VHD instances
  • Consolidate unstructured data to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • Seamlessly access unlimited compute and storage
  • Simplify backup, disaster recovery, and archive processes

Consolidate and Modernize Your Storage Infrastructure

Panzura and Microsoft partner to help enterprises consolidate unstructured data in Azure. The result? Consolidation of primary NAS storage; automated backup; cloud data protection; global deduplication and compression; and data archive. Modernizing your storage infrastructure with intelligent hybrid cloud storage will reduce storage costs up to 70%.

Leading Enterprises Trust Panzura and Azure


CDW chose Panzura Freedom and Azure to deliver significant CAPEX and OPEX savings for their customer, Pret A Manger, while improving collaboration between teams.

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Consolidating storage in Azure using Panzura Freedom eliminated tape backup and prevented the need to rebuild on-site file servers at a cost of $40,000 per site.

Panzura in the Azure Marketplace

Replace legacy NAS and consolidate your unstructured data in Azure using Panzura Freedom. Deploy the solution as a physical, virtual, or in-cloud instance. View all of our options in the Azure Marketplace.

Replace Legacy NAS


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