Combination of cloud storage, flash-based controllers, and global file locking provides all tiers of storage and cross-site collaboration

CAMPBELL, CA – September 9, 2015 — / — Panzura®, Panzura, leading the charge in removing the barrier to the cloud, today announced it is adding support for Oracle Storage Cloud Service, transforming Oracle Cloud Storage into a globally distributed file system. Panzura added this new offering for customers that want to enable collaboration between users at distributed offices and use Oracle Cloud Storage not just for disaster recovery and backup, but also as primary storage.

Oracle Storage Cloud Service is a secure and scalable, eventually consistent, object storage solution that eliminates storage hardware planning with Capacity on Demand. Panzura adds a software layer on top of Oracle Storage Cloud Service that provides enterprise features such as global file locking, global data deduplication, immediate consistency, and a global namespace.

Panzura’s globally distributed file system and Oracle Storage Cloud Service enable enterprises to treat their globally dispersed offices as a single location. With Panzura, Oracle Storage Cloud Service across a wide area network functions the same as on-premise storage across a local area network, but with infinite scalability, better cost models and a higher level of security than local storage. By collapsing all tiers of file storage across all locations, enterprises can reduce their total storage footprint up to 90.

Panzura not only consolidates all enterprise file storage into the cloud, but also enables the Oracle Storage Cloud Service to become the storage fabric that solves cross-site collaboration issues with latency and bandwidth sensitive applications. Panzura’s unique, patented file locking capability enables users to work collaboratively across distributed sites by reducing the effect of latency between sites. In doing so, Panzura reduces file open and sync time of users in distributed sites from 20 minutes to 10 seconds, truly enabling all users to work as if they were in the same room. In one customer case, Panzura enables collaboration across 265 different sites.

“Most organizations have some sort of strategic initiative to take advantage of the economics and agility that can be gained by using the cloud,” said Barry Phillips, chief marketing officer of Panzura. “Panzura’s global file system is the transformative technology that turns cloud storage into an enterprise class file system. CIOs can now rethink their enterprise storage strategy to determine whether they need to continue to invest in the capital and operational expenses of on-premises storage, or focus on storage as a utility.”

“We were tired of being on the enterprise storage treadmill and knew there had to be a better way,” said David Neumann, Director of IT at GRAEF USA. “Panzura not only enabled us to collapse all tiers of our enterprise file storage into the cloud, but also eliminated the need for WAN optimization, data deduplication, and expensive MPLS networks. In the process of centralizing our file storage in the cloud, we reduced our total storage footprint from 80 TBs to only 15 TBs.”

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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Bruce Clarke
Director of Product Marketing, Panzura
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