Panzura Adds Storage Reseller in Japan

Panzura has added Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ), an Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, as a reseller for Japan.

IIJ will offer the Panzura portfolio to customers looking to replace local file systems, backup and tape with a hybrid cloud storage solution. Panzura Hybrid Cloud Controllers transform the IIJ’s cloud service, dubbed the IIJ GIO Service, into a globally distributed file system with the IIJ GIO Storage & Analysis Service hosting 100 percent of customer’s file data and Panzura Controllers caching active data on-site.

This partnership follows an earlier announcement from IIJ of providing a hybrid cloud that enables connections via private networks between on-premise systems and IIJ GIO Storage & Analysis Service. With Panzura Cloud Controllers connecting to the IIJ GIO Storage & Analysis Service customers can use on-premise data and GIO Storage & Analysis Service for services such as analytics, simulation and search.

“Most organizations have some sort of strategic initiative to take advantage of the economics and agility that can be gained by using the cloud,” said Flavio Santoni, chief revenue officer at Panzura. “IIJ customers now have the powerful combination of IIJ GIO Storage & Analysis Service and Panzura to consolidate on-premise storage into the cloud and collaborate on applications across sites. The result is a simple, state-of-the-art cloud storage architecture with unlimited scale and capacity, but keeps all the features and performance of enterprise storage.”

“We view the combination of IIJ GIO Storage & Analysis Service and Panzura as an important step forward in assisting our customers who intend to move their storage to the cloud. The products provide the best of on-premise performance and cloud durability and economics,” said Tsuyoshi Tominaga, GM, IT Platform Solutions Group, SCSK Corp.

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