Panzura Expands Ecosystem with Support for Scality Cloud StorageScality RING Organic Storage Enhances Storage Optimization for Panzura Customers
December 20, 2011
As part of a significant expansion in its cloud ecosystem announced today, Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, and Scality, scale out storage pioneer, announced full support for the Scality RING Organic Storage(TM) infrastructure, enhancing Panzura’s comprehensive public and private cloud storage solution for globally-distributed enterprises. These enterprises are increasingly embracing the Panzura(TM) solution for seamless global file storage from edge to core due to its unrivaled levels of performance, security, and cost savings.
This ecosystem expansion gives Panzura customers greater choice of cloud storage providers, now including the option to access core data repositories built with Scality’s highly scalable, object-based storage solution, RING Organic Storage, which quickly and cost-effectively addresses the explosive growth of unstructured data. Regardless of the number of physical sites, Panzura presents a common file system with full read/write capabilities, allowing stored data to be centralized in the Scality RING, yet remaining fully accessible by clients in any location to facilitate global file access. PanzuraFile System Controllers fit seamlessly into customers’ existing data centers and edge infrastructure, requiring no process changes or forklift upgrades.
The Panzura solution manages all aspects of data security, snapshot-based restore points, access control, and performance across the network.
“Scality is committed to empowering enterprises and service providers to deliver on the extraordinary demand for storage of unstructured data from their employees and end-users,” said Jerome Lecat, CEO of Scality. “The ability to handle scale and provide high levels of performance to NFS and CIFS clients, as well as between the distributed enterprise locations, is rare. Panzura helps us to deliver on our customers’ vision—infinite memory and seamless collaboration by enabling access to data from anywhere, anytime.”
“Customers are increasingly discovering the power of our on-premise cloud storage appliance that integrates seamlessly into their existing infrastructures and scales across multiple sites for real-time file access across all sites,” said Howard Dratler, CEO of Panzura. “The addition of the Scality RING to the Panzura ecosystem enables customers to optimize storage across their entire enterprise.”
Panzura optimizes enterprise data storage management and distribution in the cloud, making cloud storage simple and secure. Panzura’s revolutionary global cloud storage solution seamlessly combines the flexibility, performance, and productivity benefits of distributed storage with the manageability, security, and cost benefits of centralized storage, overcoming fundamental administrator-versus-user and budget-versus-performance conflicts. With Panzura, data location no longer affects usage. For more information, visit www.panzura.com .
Scality is the developer of RING, a software platform enabling cloud storage to easily scale up to exabytes using commodity server hardware with direct attached storage. Scality delivers the performance and reliability of a SAN- or NAS-based architecture without the hassles of volume management at one third to half of the cost. Scality is used by Service Providers to deploy Storage-as-a-Service offerings, by Email Providers to store emails for millions of users, and by web services managing billions of files with very high performance expectations, either for Web 2.0 or business applications. Scality RING is based on a patented object storage technology, which delivers high availability, ease of operations and total control of your data. For more information, visit: www.scality.com or follow @Scality on Twitter.