Panzura, a leader in enterprise hybrid cloud NAS and multi-cloud data management, announced the launch of Panzura Freedom Cloud NAS on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace. Panzura Freedom replaces traditional NAS with infinitely scalable and durable cloud attached storage (CAS) without sacrificing performance or re-writing applications running in the datacenter. With Panzura Freedom, customers can now consolidate their unstructured data across data islands into a single source of truth in GCP, eliminating copy data sprawl, improving data security and reducing total costs by up to 70%.
"By bringing Panzura Freedom NAS to GCP Marketplace, Google Cloud customers can cost-effectively consolidate their growing volumes of machine-generated data, such as 4K video, 3D images, IoT data, log data and other unstructured content into the Google Cloud," said Jason McKinney, Panzura SVP of Alliances and Channels. "This is also ideal for a wide variety of new hybrid cloud storage use cases, including rendering for media and content creation, processing genomics for life sciences, running simulations for financial services, storing and analyzing medical images for healthcare, collaborating in real-time globally on large CAD/CAM projects and more."
"At Google Cloud, we strive to make it as easy as possible for customers to deploy, purchase and manage leading solutions in the cloud," said Marcin Kurc, Head of Cloud Commerce, Google Cloud. "With availability on GCP Marketplace, Panzura is bringing their Freedom NAS to Google Cloud Platform, simplifying procurement processes and allowing customers to focus on building a successful business."
The Panzura hybrid cloud data management platform is a complete solution to consolidate and manage the explosive growth of unstructured NFS, SMB and object data into the cloud without sacrificing data center performance or rewriting applications. The software-defined platform includes Freedom NAS and Mobile for primary data consolidation, real-time collaboration, cloud backup and anywhere, any device access. Freedom NAS is backed by Panzura CloudFS, a seventh generation, enterprise global file system purpose-built for the cloud. Freedom Mobile is an enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) application available on Android and IOS, and provides native integration to Panzura CloudFS using the same active directory policies. Panzura Freedom can be deployed on-premise, hybrid or in GCP Marketplace.
GCP Marketplace is based on a multi-cloud and hybrid-first philosophy, focused on giving Google Cloud partners and enterprise customers flexibility without lock-in. It also helps customers innovate by easily adopting new technologies from ISV partners and allows companies to oversee the full lifecycle of a solution, from discovery through management.
New Hybrid Cloud Storage Use Cases
Together, Panzura Freedom and GCP enable new hybrid cloud storage use cases across vertical industries 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