New Advancements Provide Cloud Storage With The Same Responsiveness As Local Storage

CAMPBELL, CA. – April 2, 2015 — / — Panzura, the pioneer of next generation enterprise storage infrastructure for the cloud era, today introduced a new line of Cloud Controllers with double the amount of flash storage and significant reductions in the amount of file metadata needed to keep the same cross-site collaboration performance that is the hallmark of Panzura. Both of these advancements not only significantly increase the total amount of storage capacity that can be cached at each customer location, but also maximize the efficiency of the metadata in flash storage that is required to make cloud storage act and feel like a local file system.

Companies of all sizes would like to take advantage of the economics and scale of cloud storage, but cannot sacrifice the performance and speed of a local file system. To make cloud storage act and feel like a local file system, local data must be cached at each location and file metadata from the entire file system needs to be stored in flash at each location. Doubling the capacity of flash storage in each controller significantly increases the number of files that can be stored locally, reducing the need to download a file from the cloud. The reduction of file metadata needed in flash storage provides more space for local storage while still enabling users to navigate the entire global file system just like all the data was stored locally.

New Panzura all flash controllers include the GFS 2801, GFS 2821, GFS 2841, GFS 2881, GFS 4070 and GFS 4090. Panzura also doubled the flash in its hybrid storage controller, the GFS 4050.

“Flash storage arrays and hybrid storage arrays are providing incredible local performance enhancements while cloud storage continues to be more and more scalable and economical,” said Randy Chou, CEO and co-founder of Panzura. “Panzura intelligently blends the best of these two worlds to create a globally distributed file system. Our new controllers not only expand the size of this global file system, but more importantly, make it feel to users like every file is stored locally.”

Panzura’s new controllers are available immediately. To order a new Cloud Controller, call Panzura Sales at (1-855-726-9872).

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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Source: Panzura