Panzura Launches “Google Maps” Based Console That Finally Lets Companies Fully Use Cloud Storage as Primary Storage

by | Jan 29, 2016

CAMPBELL, CA, Jan 29, 2016 ”  Panzura, leading the charge in removing the barrier to the cloud, today announced immediate availability of its CloudFS Console, a Google Maps-based monitoring, alerting and reporting interface for the entire Panzura Global File System. The CloudFS UI simplifies management of globally distributed, cloud-integrated storage, making it easier for companies to take advantage of cloud storage economics and use it as their primary storage. It also gives administrators a simple visual interface to check status and activity up to 14 days in the past across the entire Panzura deployment.

“When the cloud becomes your primary file storage, you need to take a different approach to how you manage the hybrid environment. Storage solutions — even ones that provide some cloud connectivity or site-to-site replication — typically provide an administrator interface for each local storage system, but don’t offer a global view,” said Rich Weber, Chief Strategy Officer at Panzura. “There’s normally no unified view of unstructured file data. As more and more companies expand internationally and make cloud storage part of their infrastructure, IT managers need a global view of their file data. We’re pleased to provide just that with our new CloudFS UI.”

With Panzura, the cloud is the authoritative source for all files. Active data is cached on local controllers to provide fast access for users, and Panzura’s patented global file locking ensures data integrity across every site. To manage primary storage that is dispersed across both the cloud and every office, administrators benefit from both a map-based user interface and the ability to look back in time across the system.

The CloudFS Console gives administrators:

  • Google Maps view of all controllers and connectivity between them.
  • The ability to view activity, status and alerts going back in time up to 14 days.
  • Status of locally cached data at each site.
  • Status of cloud and network connectivity.
  • Status of each controller.
  • Status and information about every file stored in the Global File System.
  • Alerts on any potential problems across the entire Panzura infrastructure, network and cloud.

Over a third of Panzura’s customers have already deployed the new CloudFS UI and are seeing the benefits.

“The new Panzura CloudFS Console makes it even easier to take advantage of cloud storage for my primary data. Panzura’s new console lets me proactively monitor the status of file services in all of GRAEF’s offices,” said David Neumann, IT Director at GRAEF-USA. “The combination of the Google Map view and status dashboard means I get a panoramic view of all of the controllers at all of my offices, including overall file service performance, connectivity to the cloud and details on every file.”

“Panzura’s Global File System already lets us collaborate in real-time across offices in applications like AutoDesk Revit and AutoCAD. It’s one of the single most important technology ‘enablers’ to our One Company philosophy, and makes establishing new offices much easier as we grow,” said Hernan Gutierrez, IT Manager at Entuitive. “The CloudFS UI gives us the ability to easily monitor each office and our cloud storage, and address any potential bottlenecks in the network or cloud before they affect project timelines.”

The Panzura CloudFS UI is available at no additional charge to all Panzura customers with current support contracts.

About Panzura Panzura makes the cloud seamless by solving the last mile of hybrid cloud, transforming the cloud into another corporate datacenter, transparently blending the scale and economics of the cloud with the performance and flexibility of the corporate datacenter. 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.

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