When Your Cloud Fills the Sky | Patrick Harr from Panzura

With so many companies working with teams spread across the globe, real-time collaboration has become one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.

In this episode of UpTech Report, I speak with Patrick Harr, CEO of Panzura, a company that’s using AI and machine learning to analyze data off of multi-cloud data management solutions and help global teams work in real time.

In addition to discussing some of the massive technological challenges modern companies face in managing their data on the cloud, Patrick talks about the core values he’s learned from flipping burgers and delivering pizzas, lessons that can be scaled to enterprise systems.

Data is the new oil

In a world full of data, how can a business take advantage of that? The global economy presents the challenge of how to deal with data as more firms have distributed teams working out of state simultaneously.

“At its core, the job that we’re hired to do is help these companies collaborate in real-time—make these distributed teams much more productive. And in turn, our customers see huge productivity gains, they lower their cost, and by the way, they are natively integrated into the cloud.”, says Patrick.

The idea of a global file system is another important part of what Panzurra works with, as they have thousands of hundreds of data to share with their clients.

Patrick Harr is with more than two decades of industry experience, joins the company after holding positions as vice president and general manager at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), vice president at VMWare as well as a go-to-market leader and CEO of multiple start-ups, including cloud storage pioneer Nirvanix which he founded, Preventsys which was acquired by McAfee and storage networking leader Sanera which was acquired by McDATA/Brocade.

While at HPE, Harr scaled America’s cloud business 19X leveraging key GTM partners and generated over $1.5B in revenue in five years. He has extensive startup and Fortune 500 vendor experience across cloud, storage, security, and networking. Harr received his MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA from Tulane University in Political Economy and Russian. He has four kids and lives with his wife and family in Los Gatos, CA.



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