Panzura Data Services 2.2.0 - Configuration Management Overview


The purpose of this overview is to provide definitions of each component of CloudFS Inventory Management. This will help admin users gain insights and reporting metrics for their organization’s CloudFS and its associated nodes.

The CloudFS Inventory Management section lists each organization’s inventory of CloudFS deployments with their associated nodes. Once the admin has navigated to the CloudFS Inventory Management List a brief list view will appear displaying the name of each CloudFS, the total capacity of that CloudFS, and how many nodes are currently connected to it.

Admin users have the ability to select an individual CloudFS deployment and a dropdown will populate with additional details about that specific CloudFS and each node within it.

Once an individual CloudFS is selected from the brief list view, a dropdown will appear with additional details such as: Cloud Bucket, Cloud Platform, Cloud Mirror Platform, CloudFS Type, and Version.

  • Cloud Bucket: The path of the storage bucket that your CloudFS will use to securely store your encrypted data
  • Cloud Platform: Displays which object storage service is being used for CloudFS object storage 
    • AWS, GCP, Azure, IBM, Wasabi, Dell, Netapp, Scality, IIJ GIO, WD, Dell EMC, HCP, Cloudian
  • Cloud Mirror Platform: Displays if a Cloud Mirroring Platform is enabled for the CloudFS deployment. If Cloud Mirroring is not enabled, it will display: N/A.
    • Cloud Mirroring offers high availability for data, allowing you to have an exact copy of your dataset stored in a secondary location, mirrored in real time
  • CloudFS Type: Describes whether the file system is using Collaboration, NAS, or Archive license
    • CloudFS Archive: Replaces expensive single site NAS systems with a hybrid cloud storage platform that combines data center performance with the economics, scalability, and durability of the cloud. Archive can replace your entire backup and archive infrastructure with a more resilient, automated solution. It provides business continuity because it mirrors the appearance of a local network drive while storing all unstructured data in the cloud. Local performance is provided by high-performance flash and advanced caching algorithms to ensure that every application has the data it needs when it is needed
    • CloudFS NAS: Empowers organizations to break free from the storage status quo and eliminate islands of storage by consolidating their unstructured data to the cloud. Expensive, traditional NAS storage can be eliminated by centralizing unstructured data in the cloud, while keeping active data cached close to users. This modern cloud plus cache model is simpler, faster, and less expensive than deploying traditional primary, backup, and archive storage at each site
    • CloudFS Collaboration: Enables real-time collaboration across the enterprise by consolidating unstructured data to the cloud. Collaboration looks and behaves like a local, locking NAS or Windows node to users, but is backed by a central cloud data repository and can span hundreds of sites. Byte range locking, combined with immediate global consistency enables globally distributed users to work together as if they are in the same room. It's simpler, faster, and less expensive than deploying primary, backup, and archive storage at each site, and running WAN optimization over private networks
  • Version: Which version CloudFS is currently running on 
  • CloudFS Nodes: The number of nodes associated with this specific CloudFS deployment whether they are connected or disconnected
  • Hostname: The hostname by default gets the value of the Filesystem name, but can be changed by the administrator
  • Filesystem Name: Displays the reference identifier for a node
  • Node Type: Describes whether the node is a Master node or Subordinate node.
    • The master/subordinate configuration refers to the management relationship between nodes in a CloudFS deployment
  • Status: Reports whether the node is Active or Inactive.
  • Total Capacity: Total capacity for CloudFS instances are pulled from license capacity
    • Total capacity for individual nodes is calculated front the sum of the Managed Capacity licenses for that node