Panzura Deploys 2nd Generation Panzura Data Services with Complimentary and Paid Tiers, Simplified Value-Based Pricing
The second generation of Panzura Data Services enables organizations to manage their unstructured data differently from the exclusively capacity-based paradigm of the past.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB)
November 17, 2021
Panzura launched the second generation of Panzura data services to provide all Panzura customers with observability and visibility into their data, as well as more agile consumption-based pricing that flexibly supports and adapts to them. to their growth. Panzura Data Services is a powerful SaaS data management solution that provides a single, unified view and management of enterprise data, whether it is stored in the cloud, on-premises in a data center, or at the edge. It also offers search and auditing features that allow users to view and find files across their entire data storage space.
Panzura Data Services is now available in two levels. The additional basic service is now offered to all Panzura CloudFS users, and new paid license levels are chargeable based on the number of concurrent users.
The new model makes it easy to get started and ensures that each customer only pays for the value they get from the solution rather than the amount of data capacity under management. It provides an attractive option for growing businesses looking to scale their hybrid cloud infrastructure in the future and helps them understand when increased or decreased usage is useful for them so they can scale up or down as needed.
All CloudFS users will have access to alerts and monitoring through the base service, and will be able to individually license the unique research and auditing capabilities of Panzura Data Services through the licensed level. This allows them to make even more profit from their Panzura investment according to their specific needs.
âThe second generation of Panzura Data Services enables organizations to manage their unstructured data differently from the exclusively capacity-based paradigm of the past,â said Edward ML Peters, Ph.D., chief innovation officer of Panzura. âNow they can go beyond a storage-only approach and separately access licenses for value-added functions such as enhanced audit and research capabilities. This gives them easy access to the value embedded in their data and improves decision making.
Additional enhancements include support for High Availability (HA) nodes, as well as other storage nodes under management, for a view of the entire storage footprint. Automated configuration and management around CloudFS node registration and extended audit data retention is included in this release of Panzura Data Services.
Second Generation Panzura Data Services also provides an overview of configuration and management services, available to both basic and licensed users, which speeds up detection of the connection status of CloudFS nodes. Configuration management capabilities provide new inventory management tables, and a new dataset view provides a list of customer datasets that are the authoritative data sources for a CloudFS deployment. A new CloudFS node view allows users to access an inventory of all CloudFS nodes.
The new base level of Panzura Data Services is available to all CloudFS users. It provides access to Pulse, which monitors and reports on key CloudFS network metrics, and configurable alerts triggered when storage, system, and cloud thresholds are exceeded and may require special attention.
Basic users can see an inventory of their CloudFS components and a summary of their operational status. They can display a list of all plug-ins for nodes registered with Data Services, along with information such as software version, time of last and next scan, and operational status regarding communications with. Data Services. An overview of upcoming configuration and management capabilities, which will be available in future updates to Data Services, is also available.
The Alerts service provides scheduled reports and personalized real-time alerts on metrics available in Pulse. These metrics include user activity, data movement, and cloud connectivity, allowing administrators to see what’s going on in their network at a glance. Customized reports and alerts for node performance provide real-time notifications of abnormal behavior within the overall file system and allow administrators to have visibility into changes in usage patterns. Users can specify and configure the channels through which they prefer to receive their alerts, for example via Slack or Microsoft Teams, or via email or SMTP.
Quotas allow administrators to trigger notifications as configurable storage thresholds for individual users or groups of users. The disaster recovery capabilities of the Panzura Global File System provide the ability to instantly restore files to a previous granular state before accidental deletion or file corruption due to ransomware and other malware exploits, without data loss.
The Licensed Tier for Data Services offers separate licenses for finding, auditing, and holding audits. Research license is applicable to all storage rings and provides second-to-the-second results and overview of the entire global file system, including recovery services, quota services, and data analysis . The audit license allows users to track and audit file openings, modifications and accesses, find renamed or deleted files and recover them with one click.
Global Search allows data to be searched and analyzed across all connected file systems, including Panzura and other Server Message Block (SMB) and Network File Sharing (NFS) compatible file shares, for files, directories and snapshots. To provide this functionality, Data Services ingests file and directory metadata from connected file shares, including CloudFS, NetApp, and Dell EMC Isilon on a periodic schedule, and indexes them in a searchable database.
Auditing functionality is provided by ingesting the file logs in near real time, providing a one-click view of user actions taken on files, such as read, write, delete, delete permissions. moving or updating. The Audit Retention license provides 180 days of data log retention, which is double the amount previously offered. Multiple licenses can be purchased to cover longer data retention periods.
For more information on Panzura Data Services, visit panzura.com/products/data-services/ or contact [email protected]
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