Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Joins Panzura Advisory Board

CAMPBELL, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Dec 02, 2013 -- Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, today announced that Carl Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk, Inc., has been named to Panzura's advisory board. As the head of a leading global provider of software for the design, engineering and entertainment industries, Bass brings a long history of innovation in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) market that will be invaluable to Panzura as it seeks to broaden its footprint in the AEC space.

Panzura provides a global file system that delivers local LAN performance for users in any geographical location across the globe. This solves the problems associated with long wait times to open applications when remote offices are accessing centralized storage that may be located on the other side of the world. Rather than waiting 20 minutes or longer for a project to open, Panzura users can access projects in AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit and other popular AEC programs in seconds.

In the past year, Panzura has captured major customer wins in the AEC market. These AEC companies chose Panzura's Global Cloud Storage system because it centralizes file storage in the cloud and delivers LAN speed performance when accessing complex project files, providing significant improvements in worker productivity.

"Panzura delivers major improvements in productivity for users of AutoCAD, Revit and other building and infrastructure design products, so it's a natural fit for the AEC market," said Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk. "Cloud storage solves the scalability problem AEC companies face when storing millions of complex project files, and Panzura makes those files immediately useful by providing LAN speed access from any location."

Prior to his role as Autodesk President and CEO, Bass served as Chief Operating Officer at Autodesk, where he was responsible for worldwide sales, marketing, and product development. Bass also held the positions of Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Product Development at Autodesk. Before Autodesk, Bass co-founded Ithaca Software, the developers of HOOPS, which was acquired by Autodesk in 1993. Bass currently serves on the Board of Directors of Autodesk, E2open, the Art Center College of Design, and the Rocky Mountain Institute. He is also a member of the Executive Advisory Boards of Cornell Computing and Information Science and UC Berkeley School of Information. Bass holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Cornell University.

"With his vast experience in developing and delivering software to the AEC market, Carl Bass brings us a unique perspective on how to broaden our reach in that market," said Randy Chou, co-founder and CEO of Panzura. "We are delighted to have his expertise as we plan and execute a focused marketing program designed to capture the lion's share of the AEC space."

For more information about Panzura and its advantages for the AEC market, check out the following links:

AEC solutions page - Learn more about how Panzura addresses the AEC market

Panzura at Autodesk University - Explore the latest trends and solutions with Panzura at Autodesk University 2013 on Dec 3rd-5th. Join the international community of architects, engineers, designers, and industry and technology leaders for the premier AU event for Autodesk software users.

File Open Problem white paper : "AutoCAD Theory of Operation & Best Practices" - Panzura Cloud Storage Controllers offer a high performance and cost-effective method that seamlessly integrates with AutoCAD. By leveraging Panzura, organizations with users dispersed across multiple geographies can share AutoCAD files as though the data is always right next to them. This document describes a set of best practices along with a contextual background on how everything works.

About Panzura
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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