Panzura Freedom NAS provides today’s enterprise with a cluster-based solution that spans data centers, office sites and compute clouds enabling local, hybrid and in-cloud data workflows for NFS, SMB, and mobile clients. Panzura’s software-defined storage solution provides local performance with the economics, scalability, and durability of the cloud. ... Read More
Data, the lifeblood of a company, needs an increasing layer of protection because the impact of an outage — whether it is attributed to a network, cloud provider or human error could cost customers hundreds of thousands of dollars lost in productivity and business disruption. Learn how you ... Read More
Meet Vizion.ai, a new multi-cloud data management platform service from Panzura. This enterprise “power tool” helps unlock the power of your data by making it easier to find and share across previously siloed public and private clouds. Download this white paper to learn more about how Vizion.ai unlocks ... Read More
Panzura Freedom offers enterprise customers the ability to integrate their native file services in their on-premises data centers as well as inside the Google Compute environment with Google Cloud Storage. This provides a single cohesive file data storage solution with local file performance to a centralized storage solution. ... Read More
Modern data centers are looking to the cloud to offer a solution to the crushing impact of the explosive growth of unstructured data on legacy NAS systems. Legacy NAS cannot meet the requirements for economics, scalability, and durability that are required by today’s enterprises. The cloud appears to ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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.
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-effectiveness of cloud infrastructure is commonly understood as the ... Read More
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. ... Read More
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.
During SOLIDWORKS World 2016 in Dallas, Tx, over 150 attendees were surveyed to discover how they tackled cross-site CAD collaboration within their organizations. This report presents the results of that survey.
One of the key challenges in deploying cloud storage and centralizing capacity is managing the performance experience for user and machine-requested data. Latency and low-availability can become a significant drag on cloud adoption. Panzura Intelligent Read Cache (IRC) and SmartCache (pre-population and/or pinning of data) capabilities maximize system ... Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
Panzura has addressed three requirements by innovating and applying new continuous snapshot technology that provides both consistency and currency across the global file system along with ongoing inherent data replication to supplement or replace standard backup methodologies.
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.
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.
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.