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exp Replaces Local Filers, Tape With Panzura Global Cloud Storage System and EMC Atmos

LAS VEGAS, NV — (Marketwired) — 05/08/13 — From the floor of EMC World 2013, Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions announced that , one of North America-s fastest-growing consulting firms, providing building engineering, earth/environment, infrastructure engineering, planning/design, program/project management and sustainability services to clients around the world, selected the award-winning Panzura Global Cloud Storage System and EMC® Atmos® cloud storage to replace local filers for workflow sharing and tape for backup in its larger offices. is very confident in their cost and labor savings from eliminating tape, tape infrastructure and associated backup software.

“Sharing across offices was problematic with local filers, and tape for backup has a litany of challenges,” said Doug Caldwell, CIO of . “But replacing this storage and tape involved a number of moving parts: Central storage, local filers, local backup, and workflow sharing. We evaluated a variety of alternatives but were most impressed by all the benefits of cloud storage. The and EMC Atmos cloud storage together provide a seamless, drop-in solution to cover all the moving parts of workflow sharing and tape backup, support our suite of applications, and provide unlimited capacity. We are actively exploring other ways to use this combined solution.”

supports its 109 offices from Alaska to Florida with workers numbering as few as two to greater than 100 and storage of a few TBs to greater than 20 TB. With the capital and software cost of that storage growing by double digit percentages each year, needed to find a more efficient, cost-effective storage solution. After evaluating several cloud-related alternatives, selected the solution from Panzura using EMC Atmos in part due to its value, seamless integration and improved manpower productivity. Results to date have been “impressive,” according to Caldwell.

integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure while providing global integration of enterprise sites and a public or private cloud. Customers eliminate the need for local storage for backup and archiving while enabling global consolidation of distributed Tier-2+ storage capacity, reduction of storage overhead, conversion of CapEx to OpEx, and access to any data, anytime, anywhere. Full local NAS file services plus military-grade encryption and FIPS 140-2 validation provide unmatched IT control and security in a cloud-integrated, global storage platform.

“Cloud storage is increasingly becoming a tier of choice for storing unstructured data,” said Randy Chou, CEO for Panzura. ” evaluated a number of point solutions with a cloud connection but discovered them to be insufficient. We are very pleased and honored that selected Panzura and EMC to meet their sharing and backup needs and look forward to meeting more of their storage needs in future.”

provides an object-based cloud storage architecture to store, archive and access unstructured content at scale. Atmos delivers additional cloud capabilities to the solution including multi-tenancy, metadata-driven policies, storage-as-a-service and instant access to data from any device.

“EMC Atmos, in combination with Panzura-s Global Cloud Storage System, helps customers achieve a new level of scale, efficiency and automation,” said Kate Canestrari, Director of Product Marketing, EMC Advanced Software Division. “This solution delivers a flexible platform to build, deliver and deploy additional cloud use cases that help extend our customers business.”

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 vs. user” and “budget vs. performance” conflicts. With Panzura, data location no longer affects usage. Panzura: Cloud Storage Made Seamless. For more information, visit or email .

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