Panzura Intros Freedom Product Line
February 16, 2017
new Freedom product family -- Freedom Archive, Freedom NAS, and Freedom
Collaboration -- frees organizations from storing unstructured data on
expensive NAS systems and move, manage and access that data in any
cloud. With Panzura's Freedom line, customers can choose the hybrid
cloud storage functionality needed now and easily upgrade with a simple
license to access additional functionality later.
Panzura Freedom Archive eliminates the need to store less frequently
accessed data on expensive primary or secondary storage from vendors
like NetApp or EMC or transfer it to more traditional archiving methods
such as tape or optical disk. Instead, Freedom Archive combines the
benefits of high-performance local cache for high speed data ingest and
on demand access to important data with the economics and limitless
capacity of cloud storage to make archiving of petabytes of data
dramatically simpler, faster and significantly less expensive.
Panzura's Freedom NAS provides organizations with fast performance to
shared data and home directories by centralizing that data in the cloud
while keeping active data cached close to the users and applications.
Local users have full read-write abilities with the global namespace
while users at offsite offices can read data from a central cloud
repository. Freedom NAS is simpler, faster and less expensive than
deploying separate primary, backup and archive storage at each site.
Freedom Collaboration builds upon the benefits of Freedom Archive and
Freedom NAS while providing full cross-site collaboration of project
files regardless of where they are located. Global teams no longer need
to wait for files to open or sync before receiving instant access to
application data. Freedom Collaboration eliminates the need to maintain
separate local copies of files and the version-control nightmares that
can lead to data integrity issues. All files are read-write accessible
at every site as though on a local, locking filer and all of the data is
backed by a central cloud data repository.
"The rise of public cloud services has fundamentally altered the IT
infrastructure landscape. The effects of this shift have disrupted few
sectors more than the data storage segment. Faced with ever increasing
capacity demands, the status quo of the traditional storage array is no
longer sustainable for many organizations. Cloud can be an answer, but
organizations still demand the performance of local storage," said Scott
Sinclair, Senior Analyst at ESG. "Panzura's new Freedom product line
enables organizations to take advantage of cloud economics, but not
sacrifice fast, local performance all while choosing the level of
are accelerating their cloud first strategies. Combine this with the
massive growth of unstructured data and the fact that 90% of that data
has not been accessed in six months and you can see why enterprises are
turning to hybrid cloud storage," said Patrick Harr, chief executive
officer at Panzura. "Freedom Archive, Freedom NAS, and Freedom
Collaboration enable enterprises to fulfill their cloud first
initiatives, keep the fast flash local performance users and
applications require, and save 70% compared to traditional storage."
All three products in the Freedom product line are available
immediately. Organizations can download a free, 30-day trial version of
Freedom Archive at http://panzura.com/freedom-archive-download/.
Customers can also request a free trial license of Freedom NAS and
Collaboration. Freedom products work across all major public cloud
providers, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google, and IBM Cloud as well
as private cloud object storage providers including IBM and EMC.