Panzura Inside 2.0

Would you like to turn 10 TBs of unused flash storage in your hyperconverged system (HCI) or all-flash array (AFA) into 1 PB of unstructured data storage in the cloud? You can with the Panzura Inside 2.0™ program.

Panzura Inside 2.0 Magic

The Magic Inside Panzura Inside 2.0.

The Panzura Inside program enables enterprises to modernize their storage environments and eliminate legacy NAS for both structured and unstructured data, saving up to 70 percent.

Panzura Freedom virtual machine (VM) with 10x performance
and scale

Includes high-performance NFS and SMB, tight integration with VMware tools, and dynamic scalability for VM resources.

Tested with leading AFA and
HCI systems

Panzura Inside has been tested with Nutanix, Simplivity, Pure, Nimble, Tintri, and Tegile

Starter bundle that can be downloaded and deployed
in minutes

The bundle is exclusively offered through Panzura authorized resellers and includes licensing for two Panzura Freedom 7 VMs (primary and HA), along with 25 terabytes of managed storage and one year of gold support.

Deployment Model

  • High-performance NFS and SMB
  • Dynamically scale VM resources as users and applications change
  • Leverage the all-flash arrays (AFA) or hyperconverged systems you already own
  • Use any combination of virtual machines, physical filers, or in-cloud instances
  • Tight integration with VMware
  • Purpose-built for the cloud to protect encrypt, and recover data globally
Panzura Inside 2.0

Replacing Legacy NAS

Legacy NAS Function Panzura Inside
Serving files Panzura Freedom provides a distributed cloud file system that enables organizations to consolidate all of their unstructured data to the cloud using standard POSIX protocols. This means that organizations don’t have to make any changes to their existing applications. While unstructured data is consolidated into the cloud, hot data is also cached locally to maintain local data center performance. This lets organizations enjoy the economic, scalability, and durability of the cloud. To users and applications, it looks and feels as if the storage is still on a local file share.
Serving block data As a part of the Panzura Inside program, Panzura Freedom software runs as a VM on either an existing HCI system or AFA. Organizations that have this infrastructure have already migrated their performance sensitive block storage, such as databases, to it. Now they can leverage a small portion of that storage for all of their unstructured data as well.
Data protection One of the most popular ways to do replication for NAS systems is to use an application such as NetApp SnapMirror. With this software, data on one NAS system is copied to another NAS system, in a different location. In the event of the loss of the primary system, the data is recoverable on the other system. This is acceptable for protecting the islands of storage that legacy NAS systems create, but Panzura Freedom consolidates unstructured data to the cloud using our global distributed file system. Since it is in the cloud, any other Freedom instance (with the right permissions) anywhere in the world can access that data. It provides the same functionality as SnapMirror, except with a faster, easier recovery.
ESG Global

Data growth challenges continue to plague organizations despite the rise of technologies designed to specifically address these challenges. The cumulative impact of years of rapid data growth has led to traditional storage systems becoming unsustainable. Cloud was identified as the number one technology expected to impact on-premise storage, but cloud suffers from a latency ‘speed of light challenge.’ Panzura’s Hot Edge Cold Core approach leverages the cloud for all storage, but caches the hot data on-premise. The combination of a Panzura virtual appliance with a high-performance block-based solution takes it one step further to give customers the best of both worlds.

Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst at ESG

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