Panzura’s patented global file locking enables customers to use AWS for all tiers of storage and cross-site collaboration

CAMPBELL, CA – December 11, 2014 — / — Panzura, the pioneer of next generation enterprise storage infrastructure for the cloud era, today announced it was designated by Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Storage Competency partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) Competency Program. Panzura allows Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) cloud storage to serve the same primary storage across all sites, transforming Amazon S3 into global Network Attached Storage (NAS).

Panzura’s Global File System provides primary file storage for customers as diverse as C&S Companies, Electronic Arts and LTC Steel Detailers. Panzura empowered global organizations ranging from oil-and-gas, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) and legal to collaborate across offices just as if they were all in the same location. Current Panzura customers have deployed petabytes of storage on Amazon S3. Panzura’s network-attached storage (NAS) solutions are featured on the AWS Storage Competency Partners webpage.

Panzura’s Global Locking File System enables cloud storage to be used for all tiers of enterprise-class file services, which significantly reduces the cost of storage, WAN optimization, and MPLS networks while increasing the security of the data. Regardless of the project size or scope, Panzura provides geographically distributed teams with a common view of files across all locations— accessible anytime, anywhere—empowering users to work as if they were in the same room. This significantly improves user experience, reduces local storage provisioning and streamlines IT operations.

“We are pleased to be named as a Storage Competency Partner in the AWS Partner Network; this selection further validates the industry need of using cloud storage for more than just DR, back-up, and archive,” said Randy Chou, co-founder and CEO of Panzura. “The combination of Amazon S3 storage accelerated by our controllers with patented global file locking technology enables not only cross-office collaboration of large files and technical applications, but also provides massive consolidation of on-premises storage, WAN optimization, and private networks.”

About Panzura
Panzura is the catalyst in the transformation of cloud storage into high-performance enterprise file systems. Panzura’s revolutionary global locking file system seamlessly combines the flexibility,performance and productivity benefits of distributed storage with the manageability, security and economics of centralized storage.

With Panzura, the cloud – public or private – not only serves as every tier of storage, it becomes the fabric that enables globally distributed teams rapid file access and easy collaboration. Panzura delivers one file system across hundreds of offices that allows users to work together as if they were in the same room. For more information, visit

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Bruce Clarke
Director of Product Marketing, Panzura
408-578-8888 x 238

Source: Panzura