Panzura might have gotten its start in networked enterprise storage, but it’s now turning its attention to the broader file services market. The San Francisco-based startup today announced Vizion.ai, a SaaS platform comprising multi-cloud search, recovery, and analytics features.

Key capabilities include an API that lets third-party developers tap into Vizion.ai’s engine to build apps and a suite of tools that allow system operators to index files across cloud services, audit file metadata, and restore and clone data for future backup and analysis. Vizion.ai natively integrates Elasticsearch, a search engine based on Apache’s open source Lucene software library, and leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver cost-saving data access and performance insights.

“Vizion.ai is the result of over two years of intense R&D innovation to build a hyper-scale, multi-cloud data engine with embedded machine learning and analytics,” Panzura CEO Patrick Harr said in a statement. “This breakthrough SaaS platform addresses a [growing] market by enabling enterprise customers and third-party developers to meet the most demanding requirements for data search, analytics, and governance in a multi-cloud world.”

Above: The Vizion.ai dashboard.

Image Credit: Panzura

Panzura cited a report from IDC forecasting that in the next three years corporations will spend $68 billion on multi-cloud data services. According to that same report, the amount of data saved in public and private clouds is expected to double to 163 zettabytes by 2025.

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