Panzura Recognized as Storage Innovator by Leading Analyst Firm

CAMPBELL, CA – May 1, 2013 — / — Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, today announced it has been named a 2013 Cool Vendor in Storage Technologies (1) by Gartner, Inc., the world’s leading information technology advisory company. Gartner researched a number of emerging companies and selected five it felt “provide innovative storage capabilities and/or contain the costs associated with storage and its operational management.”

Panzura, dubbed “NetApp in the Sky,” provides all the same capabilities at the core and the edge as local NAS but uses the cloud as the storage target instead of local spinning disk. In addition, unlike location-constrained traditional NAS, the Panzura CloudFS global file system links all sites together, providing true global access to any file, anywhere. Panzura eliminates SnapMirror and tape storage sprawl, shifts CapEx to OpEx, and scales to multiple PBs while providing a seamless integration to existing storage policies and interfaces.

“Our selection as a Cool Vendor by Gartner underscores the revolutionary nature of our storage technology,” said Randy Chou, president and CEO of Panzura. “By providing a seamless path to using the cloud as Tier 2 NAS, we enable enterprises to offer centralized, secure storage for users no matter where they are located.”

About Gartner Cool Vendors
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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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(1) Gartner “Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2013? by Dave Russell, Arun Chandrasekaran, Gene Ruth, Joseph Unsworth, John Monroe, Pushan Rinnen, Alan Dayley, Stanley Zaffos, April 2013

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