Panzura optimizes enterprise data storage management and distribution in the cloud, making cloud storage simple and secure. Panzura’s 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 conflicts. Storage islands disappear, sprawl is reduced, CapEx is replaced by OpEx, system management is simplified, and users share joint workflows as needed as if they were local. Panzura: Cloud Storage Made Seamless.

Panzura is completely Global; Global File System, Global Name Space, Global File locking, Global De-duplication, along with compression and encryption.  If a user in New York puts some data out, the data can be split data between data and metadata. The metadata could be inserted  into the cloud and instantly all locations are in sync.