Panzura’s global namespace technology eliminates islands of storage while reducing cost and complexity with a single, unified view of files regardless of how they may be distributed across the organization.
Global Distribution of Files Causes Data Sprawl and Constant Management
Any company with multiple locations is faced with the challenge of hosting and managing storage at each site. Often, different NAS solutions are used throughout an organization, with each location hosting its own storage, causing data sprawl, and reducing manageability. Since each location has its own storage, local files can be accessed quickly and easily. However, if a user needs to access files that are hosted at a different location, then finding, accessing, and securely editing those files becomes a challenge.
What is a Global Namespace?
A global namespace is a universal file directory that makes files on multiple physical servers or storage arrays appear to be part of the same structure. The namespace could – and usually does – exist just within a single data center, or may span multiple locations, though this is less common because it is much harder to do.
Put another way, a global namespace enables all files to appear on the same filer even though the data is actually spread across tens or hundreds of different nodes, both on-prem and in-cloud.
Simplifies Storage Architecture
Eliminates islands of storage while reducing cost and complexity by providing a single, unified view of files regardless of how they may be distributed across the organization.
Virtually Consolidates Files
It virtually consolidates all of the files within an organization so every one of your people get the same experience. Users can easily see and access files, regardless of where they are physically hosted.
Leverages Benefits of Cloud
By using a single global namespace that leverages the private or public cloud provider of your choice, reduce costs while simplifying storage management.
Improves WAN Performance
By leveraging Panzura data locality policies, any data in the global namespace can be cached at remote sites, delivering exceptional LAN-like performance over the WAN.