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Panzura Launches Comprehensive Channel Partner Program

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December 08, 2011

Panzura Launches Comprehensive Channel Partner Program

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor


Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, has launched a comprehensive channel partner program.

Officials with Panzura said that the Panzura Access channel partner program is open to qualified Panzura resellers and system integrators. 

According to company officials, partnership tiers consists of Silver and Platinum, with both offering financial incentives, as well as technology and sales training, marketing resources, deal registration, support and more.

“We are excited to be charter members of the Panzura Access channel partner program,” said Jason Kranitz, vice president of sales at IMT, a Panzura reseller, in a statement.

“Access benefits will help us tap into the tremendous market opportunity for Panzura’s unified global file storage system to replace current-generation storage with a more flexible, seamless solution,” said Kranitz.

Brian McCarthy at CloudCaboodle, a Panzura reseller said that the Panzura Access channel partner program enhances the company’s ability to assist the customers to quickly and easily capture the benefits of cloud storage. 

“We are looking forward to the significant opportunities that this relationship brings,” said McCarthy.

“As Panzura continues to grow, channel partners will play a major role in the company’s continued success.  We have created Access to enable our key partners to share in our deepening market penetration and support their customers,” said Peter O’Brien, vice president of channel and OEM at Panzura.


Back in February, Panzura announced that Shopzilla, Inc. has deployed Panzura Alto Cloud Controllers to more efficiently manage the regular data backup functions of multiple datacenters. Shopzilla chose the Panzura solution because of its unique capability to scale out multiple controllers in distributed geographic locations to form a single unified file system.

Shopzilla, Inc., which manages a premier portfolio of online shopping brands including Bizrate, Beso, Shopzilla, TaDa, PrixMoinsCher, and SparDeinGeld, has been searching for a solution that would allow it to consolidate the backup and DR functions from multiple locations into a single, enterprise-wide backup. Running disk-to-disk-to-tape backup in each geographically distributed datacenter can be very labor intensive, and the limited datacenter staff has more pressing priorities. In addition, multiple disparate backups require a significantly larger storage infrastructure, as a great deal of data is duplicated across each location.


Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves







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