Panzura Featured in 2017 Cloud Partner Program Guide

“As a channel-first company, Panzura is absolutely committed to the success of our partners, and our inclusion in CRN’s 2017 Cloud Partner Program Guide is yet another validation of that commitment,” said Keith Carpenter, vice president global sales and field operations at Panzura. “Just last month, we unveiled Panzura Inside 2.0, a program that gives our partners the ability to deploy the new Panzura Freedom 7 virtual machine (VM) on leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems and all-flash arrays (AFA), enabling their customers to eliminate traditional NAS, saving up to 70 percent versus the status quo. It’s a great opportunity for the channel, and includes a starter bundle that can be downloaded and deployed in minutes with existing HCI and AFA systems.”

The Panzura Freedom 7 VM includes high performance NFS and SMB, integration with VMware tools, and dynamic scalability for VM resources. Freedom 7 delivers unprecedented performance and scale; expanded data center workloads; deployment on any platform and cloud; automated, centralized management; and unmatched cloud data protection.

The Panzura Cloud File System (PCFS) underpins Panzura Freedom 7. PCFS was purpose-built for the cloud and offers intelligent file services such as global namespace, real-time distributed locking, global deduplication, SmartSynch, and military-grade encryption.

The CRN 2017 Cloud Partner Program Guide serves as a valuable resource for solution providers navigating the booming cloud marketplace, helping them to identify technology suppliers with innovative cloud offerings and partner programs. To qualify for participation in the Cloud Partner Program Guide, technology vendors must have a unique set of partner program benefits for solution providers that deliver cloud infrastructure or applications.

“In a saturated cloud market, it can be difficult for solution providers to differentiate among cloud vendors and find the right ones to partner with,” said Robert Faletra, chief executive officer at The Channel Company. “CRN’s Cloud Partner Program Guide simplifies this painstaking process, identifying the cloud partner programs with a compelling combination of resources, support, training, and financial incentives. Our 2017 guide features a strong lineup of cutting-edge companies with proven track records of helping partners meet and exceed their customers’ needs.”

The Cloud Partner Program Guide will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

About Panzura

Panzura is the leader in managing unstructured data in the cloud. Panzura Freedom, an intelligent hybrid cloud storage platform, represents a breakthrough in managing explosive growth in unstructured data, delivering data center performance with the economics, scalability, and durability of the cloud. The Panzura Cloud File System underpins Panzura Freedom and incorporates intelligent file services backed by 26 patents. Using Panzura, enterprises shift from legacy storage as they consolidate and simplify their storage into the cloud. Organizations like Milwaukee Tool, American College of Radiology, and Chevron use Panzura for active archive, hybrid cloud NAS, and cross-site collaboration. Please visit for further information.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. To learn more, please visit

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