by Adam Armstrong

Panzura Announces Freedom 7 Family

Today Panzura announced the latest update to its Freedom family, Panzura Freedom 7 Family. The new family is designed to allow businesses to combine the economics of cloud storage with the performance of flash, lowering costs while increasing performance. Underpinning Freedom 7 is the company’s scale-out, distributed file system for object storage, the Panzura Cloud File System (PCFS).

All forms of data are growing fast, but unstructured is doubling every two years. According to Gartner, by 2021, more than 80% of enterprise unstructured data will be stored in scale-out file system and object storage systems in enterprise and cloud data centers. On-prem solutions may not be able to handle such growth, while the cloud could be too slow for most business demands. So, why not have both?

As stated Panzura Freedom 7 Family combines the scale and economics of the cloud along with the performance of flash. Panzura states that this new family can address the above issues by consolidating and simplifying storage infrastructure while at the same time gaining business agility, and reducing the overall cost of storage by up to 70%. And it can serve as the foundation to a cloud-first approach to managing unstructured data.

Features of the Panzura Freedom 7 Family include:

  • Unprecedented Performance at Scale – Delivers unprecedented performance and scale to meet application and user demands in both physical and virtual environments
  • Expanded Data Center Workloads – High performance NFS expands coverage for engineering and design, simulation, imaging, and software development applications
  • Any Platform, Any Cloud – Software defined storage enables customers to deploy on any platform – physical, virtual, or cloud – and use any cloud. Additionally, customers have a new physical option for deployment: the Panzura 5700.
  • Automated, Centralized Management -- Intuitive GUI and API enable administrators to automate tasks and always be in control
  • Cloud Data Protection – Designed for the cloud to protect, encrypt, and recover your data globally

Availability

Panzura Freedom 7 is available now, at no charge to existing customers who have a maintenance agreement.

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