Top Japanese Cloud Technology Reseller Now Offers Panzura to Take Advantage of Hybrid Cloud Storage & Compute and Cross-Site Collaboration

CAMPBELL, CA – July 1, 2015 — / — Panzura, leading the charge in removing the barrier to the cloud, SCSK, a global IT service company in Japan, today announced a partnership to enable SCSK to deliver Panzura’s products in the Japanese market. Panzura and SCSK’s alliance will solve cross-site collaboration challenges for distributed organizations while also enabling IT infrastructure consolidation by eliminating the need for local storage and reducing and even eliminating the need for WAN optimization and MPLS networking.

With the increasing needs of global organizations, there has never been a greater demand for technology to provide cloud integration and NAS-like functionality in a transparent, simple-to-use architecture that scales across locations, capacity and users. This enables teams to collaborate and feel as though they are working in the same room no matter where offices are located.

For example, Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) and manufacturing CAD users working within Autodesk and SOLIDWORKS applications across distributed locations face either long open and sync time or the overhead of reconciling different versions of files. Recognizing this challenge, SCSK’s partnership with Panzura is the natural next step to deliver the best cross-site collaboration solution to its customers that use these types of applications, while also significantly reducing the cost of IT infrastructure.

“Our customers want the economic benefits of the cloud and the ability to have their applications work across sites as fast as they do at a single site,” said Naoki Ike, Executive Officer General Manager, IT Engineering Div,IT Platform Solutions Group. “We now have the exact solution with our partnership with Panzura that meets our customers’ needs. IT departments are empowered with the shift for the cloud to become all tiers of storage, decreasing hefty storage costs and gaining full advantage of cross-site collaboration.”

Panzura’s Global Locking File System enables customers to collapse storage and networking into the cloud with security that has FIPS 140-2 certification. By using the cloud for all file storage and caching active data on cloud controllers, Panzura eliminates the need for local storage as well as reduces or eliminates the need for WAN optimization and MPLS networking – freeing users from costly, antiquated systems that don’t fully solve latency issues or facilitate collaboration. For users needing cloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or to use cloud compute for other applications, Panzura’s new SkyBridge solution co-locates a consistent, locking file system in the cloud that is identical to the file system in the corporate datacenter(s) and eliminates networking challenges in between.

“Panzura has a proven track record for transforming the way distributed global teams work. Our technology reduces application sync time of users in distributed sites from 20 minutes to 10 seconds, a benefit that enables our users to work together on large applications and cross-site projects,” said Barry Phillips, Chief Marketing Officer of Panzura. “We now have the opportunity to extend this capability through our partnership and make our foray into the Japanese market with SCSK, a company known for only working with high-quality, well-tested technology solutions like ours.”

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About SCSK
SCSK provides a full lineup of services to support any area of IT solution required for businesses from system integration to IT infrastructure implementation, IT management, BPO(business process outsourcing), and IT hardware and software sales.
In addition, we take advantage of the capacity to support a global IT system network for customers including Sumitomo Corporation, aiming for further leaps ahead as a global IT service company. For more information, visit

About Panzura
Panzura makes the cloud seamless by solving the last mile of hybrid cloud. By making the file system transparent across the cloud and corporate datacenters as well as eliminating the barriers of connectivity and authentication with the cloud, Panzura enables applications to run without a single change in the cloud, on-premises, or both.

Panzura transforms the cloud into another corporate datacenter, transparently blending the scale and economics of the cloud with the performance and flexibility of the corporate datacenter.

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

Source: Panzura


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