DevOps and Docker

Panzura Does for Data What Docker Does for Compute

The Challenge with Docker

Problem: Legacy NAS is ideal for sharing data within a single site, but cannot effectively share across geographies. The result is global enterprises are burdened with islands of storage at each location, increasing cost and complexity.

Solution: Freedom NAS consolidates 100% of unstructured data in the cloud to eliminate islands of storage, while reducing costs by up to 70%.

Data Mobility

Lack of persistent storage across locations can severely limit continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD).

Global Registry Management

Globally distributed development teams cannot share a local private registry, creating islands of deployments and delays in development.

Panzura CloudFS Makes Data Persistent, Mobile, and Globally Accessible

With Panzura CloudFS™, DevOps professionals can confidently move and deploy containers in any cloud and any location leveraging persistent and mobile storage for Docker. In addition, customers can securely deploy global, private registries by pushing the container image to the Docker Registry once, and automatically distributing it globally.

Global Namespace

Our universal file directory uniquely eliminates storage islands while reducing cost and complexity.


Real-time metadata synchronization keeps files constantly synchronized, making data persistent and mobile.

Global Locking

Distributed file and byte-range locking make it possible for data to be consistently available globally.


Encryption, both for data at rest and data in transit, delivers the highest level of cloud data protection.

Use Case #1: Mobility of Data


Enterprises are using Docker as their service mobilization engine because it allows movement of services between sites, from on-premise to the cloud, and/or between cloud providers. Docker allows customers to quickly shift workloads based on needs or costs.

However, this creates a data persistence problem that can severely limit continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) activities. This is because persistent data is only available locally, which locks organizations into a single vendor or location.


Panzura CloudFS makes data mobile, so that data can move anywhere with the application.

Move all your applications to the cloud

Break free from data gravity and migrate 100% of applications to the cloud.

Run your applications anywhere

Shift workloads based on needs or costs very quickly between regions or clouds.

Avoid vendor lock-in

Freely move services between sites, from on premise to the cloud, and/or between cloud providers.

Lower costs through collaboration

Allow developers in different geographies to work together in real-time.

Use Case #2: Global, Private Docker Registry


A private registry does not enable the reuse of a container on a global basis. This often results in each development team using a separate private registry, thus creating islands of deployments. Lifecycle management and versioning controls have to be implemented; this naturally results in delays in development and a higher rate of errors.

Further challenges include an increase in storage costs as data is replicated from one location to the other. There may also be multiple, inconsistent management instances and tools. Finally, having multiple versions of the data in different locations is inherently less secure than a single version in one location.


Panzura enables you to push the container image to the cloud once, and then distribute globally automatically.

Shorter development cycles

Faster time-to-market

Consistent centralized storage management

No versioning or lifecycle management issues

Economic benefits of cloud storage