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Panzura launches data management solution running on AWS

Panzura LLC, the hybrid-architecture data management company, has announced the launch of a new comprehensive data management solution for customers that work in sensitive data environments, such as public sector, healthcare, and financial services.

According to the company, because the service makes both the snapshots and the data immutable, ransomware attacks can't damage files in the Panzura global file system.

Instead, attacks are shrugged off by quickly reverting to seconds-old data blocks to reassemble uninfected files. Through a new strategic agreement, this new solution, as well as all of Panzura’s other workloads, will run on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company states.

Jill Stelfox, Panzura CEO, says, “We’ve never lost a file, and we share a common goal to make the world safe for data. Leveraging the scalability of AWS technology stack, we are building a system that will one day make the entire idea of ransomware obsolete.”

Panzura has already been co-marketing Panzura CloudFS with AWS, securing databases for dozens of customers, such as AmeriHome Mortgage, Stoke Space, and Vanguard, the company states.

Customers working with this solution gained deep integration with AWS services, such as AWS Outposts, easing purchasing and ensuring compatibility across AWS services. Now, users of the new ransomware-resilient data management offering will also enjoy these benefits, Panzura states.

Gartner predicts that 85% of global organisations will embrace a cloud-first strategy by 2025 and can only fully execute their digital transformation strategies using cloud-native architectures and technologies. Panzura states their approach to unstructured data management ensures customers have a high-performance, high-intelligence, ransomware-resilient data environment.

Brent Bradbury, Head of Software for Stoke Space Technologies, says, “Rocket data is highly regulated and highly sensitive. We sought out AWS GovCloud and Panzura so our company could deliver quickly, while zeroing out the risk of ransomware. When we’re trying to outpace our competition, we can’t go hours without data due to attacks or infrastructure interruptions.”

This architecture allows even the most sensitive agencies to move critical workloads to the cloud without fearing ransomware or internal exfiltration threats, Panzura states.

The strategic agreement with AWS builds on three joint initiatives: highly-secure data migration, Panzura CloudFS on AWS, and Panzura Data Services. It gives joint customers a competitive advantage when migrating workloads into the cloud and reflects Panzura’s broader company objective to make the world a safer place for data, according to the company.

Howard Wright, VP and Global Head of Startups AWS, says, "Security continues to be paramount for us and expanding our cloud capabilities for those customers in industries where the bar for compliance and security is set particularly high, has never been more relevant. A key benefit of our collaboration with Panzura is the opportunity to jointly support customers who require this level of data protection, from small businesses to enterprise organisations."

Panzura CloudFS, the eighth generation of Panzura's hybrid architecture file system, allows businesses to modernise and simplify their legacy data storage solutions. Panzura’s smart apps offer file consistency, real-time file locking for data integrity, ransomware resilience, and backup snapshots for granular data recovery. The Panzura CloudFS suppors all cloud or on-premises environments.

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