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May 7, 2019

IBM and Panzura Sign Strategic Reseller Agreement to Deliver High-Performance Enterprise File Services for IBM Cloud Object Storage

CAMPBELL, Calif., May 7, 2019 — Panzura, a leader in enterprise cloud file and data services, today announced a software reseller agreement with IBM. Under the agreement, IBM will resell Panzura Freedom Cloud NAS software with IBM’s storage portfolio, providing enterprises with a single, high-performance file and object solution that makes all file data globally accessible from anywhere.

Panzura Freedom NAS file services replace traditional enterprise network attached storage (NAS) with infinitely scalable, secure and durable cloud attached storage (CAS)—without sacrificing performance or having to rewrite file-based applications running in the data center. With Panzura Freedom NAS, IBM customers can now consolidate unstructured data, that currently resides across data islands, into IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS), eliminating copy data sprawl, improving data security and reducing total costs by up to 70 percent.

Panzura is the easiest way to migrate file storage to IBM COS without interruption to workflows or applications. Panzura makes file-based apps cloud-capable and available on IBM COS, no rewrite needed. Once deployed, the combination of Panzura Freedom NAS and IBM COS provides a single source of truth for converged primary and secondary file data while eliminating costly backup and data recovery workflows.

Panzura Freedom NAS and IBM COS deliver:

  • High performance NFS/SMB file services
  • Integrated backup, cloud DR and data protection
  • Encrypted data in flight and at rest
  • Infinite scale and durability durability of the IBM COS
  • Automated, API-driven workflows
  • Advanced search and analytics

“With unstructured data accounting for 80 percent of all data created by 2020, enterprise companies looking to unlock the power of that data require the scale and durability of a modern object store with the performance and features of a traditional NAS solution,” said Patrick Harr, CEO at Panzura. “Panzura is the only enterprise high-performance file services solution built for IBM COS. Our partnership with IBM enables enterprise customers to easily migrate their file-based applications without rewrite, converge their primary and secondary storage and collaborate globally from a single, scalable platform.”

The combination of Panzura Freedom NAS and IBM COS is ideal for a range of use cases, including:

  • Rendering and content creation for media and entertainment
  • Processing genomics for life sciences
  • Running simulations and archiving data for financial services
  • Seismic data processing for oil and gas
  • Medical imaging storage and analytics for healthcare
  • EDA simulations for engineering
  • Cross-site collaboration for CAD/CAM
  • File shares and home directories
  • Database and VM backups in the cloud
  • Cloud DR and long-term archival of critical file data

Panzura Freedom NAS

Panzura Freedom Cloud NAS is a complete solution to consolidate and manage the rapid growth of unstructured NFS, SMB and object data into the cloud without sacrificing data center performance or rewriting applications. Panzura Freedom NAS is a software-defined platform for primary data consolidation, real-time collaboration, automatic cloud backup and disaster recovery and anywhere, any device access with extended Panzura mobile. Panzura Freedom NAS is backed by Panzura CloudFS, a seventh generation, enterprise global file system purpose-built for the cloud.

Panzura Freedom NAS is available as a subscription license through IBM.

About Panzura

Panzura is a leader in multi-cloud file and data management, a $68B market opportunity. Its portfolio includes Panzura Freedom NAS and Vizion.ai. Freedom NAS provides software-defined, multi-cloud file services to enterprises in over 7500 sites globally across 33 countries. The Vizion.ai SaaS platform enables enterprises to meet the most demanding requirements for data search, analytics, and governance in a multi-cloud world. Panzura’s cloud partners include AWS, Google, IBM and Microsoft and has over 400 resellers worldwide. Organizations like Fluor, Skidmore, Sony, Avis, American College of Radiology, LiveNation, Daimler, AFConsult, and Chevron use Panzura to consolidate and unlock the power of multi-cloud data. Please visitwww.panzura.com for further information.


Source: Panzura

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