Recognized as one of the hottest startups in the cloud computing segment

CAMPBELL, CA – August 25, 2014 — / — Panzura, the pioneer of next generation enterprise storage infrastructure for the cloud era, today announced that it has been recognized as one of 2014?s hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

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 – all while increasing the security of the data. Regardless of the project size or scope, Panzura’s global file system provides geographically distributed teams with a common view of files across all locations, accessible anytime, anywhere as if they were in the same room. This significantly improves user experience in all their locations, reduces local storage provisioning, and streamlines IT operations.

“Panzura has enabled global organizations ranging from oil-and-gas, entertainment, healthcare, AEC, and legal to collaborate across offices just as easily as they do in a single office,” said Randy Chou, cofounder and CEO of Panzura. “Our patented global file locking technology enables organizations to leverage cloud storage for primary storage, back-up, and archiving across all their offices enabling them to purchase storage as a utility just like electricity or Internet. We are pleased that our innovative technology has been recognized and selected as a 2014 Emerging Vendor by CRN.”

“Technology companies are always on the hunt for the next big trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that customers can use to stay ahead of the competition,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “We congratulate 2014?s Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and open the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel.”

Companies included in CRN’s 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, is published in CRN’s August 2014 issue and is also available online at

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

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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

Source: Panzura