Panzura Named Best of Interop 2012 Award Winner

Panzura Global Cloud Storage System Named Winner of 2012 Best of Interop Award in Data Center and Storage Category by InformationWeek Reports and Interop Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 9, 2012) - Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, today announced that the Panzura Quicksilver Cloud Storage Controller/Global Cloud Storage System v.3.0 was selected winner of the 2012 Best of Interop Award in the Data Center and Storage category at Interop Las Vegas, the leading global business technology event.

The Best of Interop Judging Committee, comprised of InformationWeek Reports editors and analysts, chose the winners for the 2012 Best of Interop Awards. With over 130 entries submitted, winners were selected based on the products with the most significant technical impact and the most potential for advancing the business technology market.

"The Best of Interop Awards presents the leading edge technologies of the outstanding IT vendors in the industry," said Art Wittmann, Vice President and Director of InformationWeek Reports. "Each of the category winners represent a true commitment to innovation in business technology and deserve recognition for helping build and strengthen today's IT marketplace."

Winning Technologies: Panzura Operating System 3.0 (PZOS 3.0) and Quicksilver Cloud Storage Controller

Panzura announced new updates to its Panzura Operating System (PZOS) and Quicksilver Cloud Storage Controllers on May 8 at Interop. PZOS 3.0 marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the Panzura Global Cloud Storage System, extending the company's lead in enterprise cloud-integrated storage, global project collaboration and workflow sharing.

"Panzura is the first storage solution to bring advanced NAS capabilities to a distributed and cloud-integrated storage tier, which enables customers to navigate a global cloud with a local feel," said Randy Chou, CEO of Panzura. "Being named a Best of Interop winner in the Data Center and Storage category affirms Panzura's ongoing traction and leadership within the global enterprise market, which is a testament to our continued momentum and technology innovation."

Interop Las Vegas announced the winners on Tuesday, May 8, at 3:00 p.m. on the expo floor. The event concludes Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. For more information on the Best of Interop Categories and award winners, visit

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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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Panzura has been named a 2012 Best of Interop Award winner in the Data Center and Storage category.