What is Panzura Global Namespace?

The Panzura global namespace is an in‐band file system fabric that consists of multiple physical file system instances converged into a single file system metaspace and mounted locally on each node with the root label “CloudFS.”

The Panzura unified namespace does not rely on underlying distributed databases and thereby avoids common global namespace limitations that can affect speed, transactional data coherence, write order fidelity, open files, atomic precision, in‐band operation, and global snapshots.

By contrast, other global namespace architectures require a database process on each storage system and changes to file metadata require complex out‐of‐band operations.