Patents Issued for Components of the Company’s Award-Winning Global Cloud Storage System

CAMPBELL, CA — Jan 17, 2013 — / — Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, today announced that it has been awarded three patents for its proprietary innovation by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

* “Global Deduplication File System” under US Patent No. 8,306,948
* “Efficient Cloud Network Attached Storage” under US Patent No. 8,341,363
* “Forwarding File-system-Level Information to a Storage Management System” under US Patent No. 8,356,016.

The new patents recognize the underlying technology of the Panzura Operating System (OS), which forms the core of its award-winning Panzura Global Cloud Storage System: the industry’s first storage solution to bring advanced NAS capabilities to a distributed, cloud-integrated storage tier, providing a globally-distributed storage system with LAN-like performance.

“Global Deduplication File System” covers techniques for exchanging deduplication data among devices to reduce the amount of duplicate data that is stored in a distributed file system, including extensive use of snapshot and metadata sharing. The uniqueness of this technology stems from its truly global implementation across geographically-dispersed locations on a massive scale.

“Efficient Cloud Network Attached Storage” covers techniques for sending incremental data and metadata snapshots between a federation of cloud controllers that cache and ensure data consistency for data stored in a distributed file-system.

“Forwarding File-System-Level Information to a Storage Management System” covers techniques for forwarding file-system-level requests received by an existing application-layer network protocol implementation to a distributed storage management system, thereby presenting an abstraction of one global, extensible file-system while preserving the abstraction of high-speed local data access.

“We are proud that the hard work and outstanding innovation of our engineering team has been recognized and validated by the US Patent and Trademark Office,” said Randy Chou, CEO of Panzura. “These patents are further validation that our solution is uniquely capable of addressing the demands of the modern globally-distributed enterprise with unparalleled leading edge-technology.”

About Panzura
Panzura optimizes enterprise data storage management and distribution in the cloud, making cloud storage simple and secure. Panzura’s revolutionary global cloud storage solution seamlessly combines the flexibility, performance, and productivity benefits of distributed storage with the manageability, security and cost benefits of centralized storage, overcoming fundamental “administrator vs. user” and “budget vs. performance” conflicts. With Panzura, data location no longer affects usage. Panzura: Cloud Storage Made Seamless. For more information, visit or email

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