The Panzura Global File System (GFS) connects users in different offices around the world and lets them collaborate like they're in the same room on the same files and applications at the same time. Panzura

The Panzura GFS looks just like a global locking Windows filer to users but is backed by a central cloud repository and can span dozens of sites.

  • Global file and element locking. Part of Panzura's magic is file locking. It lets users from New York, Paris and London all work together like they are in the same room.
  • File integrity everywhere. Global file locking also makes sure files are locked when they're in use so you don't have to worry about corrupt files or managing different versions.
  • Global metadata. Each controller has a copy of the metadata for every file making file access and locking fast for every user.
  • Intelligent caching. Active data is cached on flash storage in each controller speeding up performance when users access data.
  • Cloud-backed. The Panzura GFS connects to a public or private cloud of your choice and uses it to store the authoritative copy of all your files.
  • One tier of storage. Since all of your data lives in the cloud, it's automatically protected by your cloud provider. No more backup, no more tape.
  • De-duplication and compression. This means much more efficient storage, more room for files, less data sent over your network and best of all - lower cloud storage costs.
  • Global snapshots. We snapshot the entire file system so there's no need to manage snapshots on a volume or share basis. We support up to 10,000 snapshots, or 1 per day for 27 years.
  • Security three letter agencies trust. Our customers include the U.S. Department of Justice and NIST, the organisation that certifies FIPS. Why? Panzura is FIPS 140-2 certified with AES-256 bit encryption, so your data is secure at rest and inflight, whether it's on a local controller or in the cloud.
Below is a report undertaken by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Senior Analyst, Scott Sinclair in October 2016.

ESG conducted a study of over 1,000 IT and Storage decision makers to unveil the hidden costs of the storage staus quo model - what is happening today across businesses like yours, globally. Rising data capacities and increased workload requirements are quickly driving up the cost of business.

We hope you find the report interesting and welcome a conversation with you to help improve your storage efficiency. Either complete the enquiry form on the right or call one of our IT Solutions experts today on 01992 807 500.


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