AEC Case Study Bundle

AEC Case Study Bundle

For most AEC firms, data acquisition is increasing at an exponential pace. Files are growing in size and complexity, with end users spread across the globe. Transferring, opening, and maintaining these files is proving to be a business-critical requirement. Protecting and securing data from a crippling disaster event, especially data residing at remote sites, also is critically important.

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American College of Radiology Case Study

American College of Radiology Case Study

ACR was using traditional EMC VNX storage at each site, replicating between them and using Commvault for local backups. The organization needed to find a storage solution that would provide solid performance for end users, support data growth, and meet HIPAA security requirements – all at an effective price.

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Bolton & Menk Case Study

Bolton & Menk Case Study

Project files are sized up to 50 MB. Moving files back and forth between engineering groups created consistency issues with multiple copies at different remote sites. Trying to maintain version control was nearly impossible.

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C&S Companies Case Study

C&S Companies Case Study

C&S Companies turned to Panzura to solve its remote Revit, Civil 3D, and CAD modeling performance issues by implementing a distributed Global File System with centralized, redundant, offsite cloud storage, thereby allowing architects and designers to work as if they are local.

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Chevron Case Study

Chevron Case Study

Headquartered in the United States, Chervon is high on the Fortune 500 listing, with 2011 revenues exceeding several billion dollars. For oil and gas producing companies like Chevron, the ability to execute on a global scale brings with it significant challenges. With Panzura Freedom Archive, Chevron saw immediate results such as unlimited storage, faster database dumps to the cloud, consolidation of data, and multi-million dollars of savings a year.

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Breaking Collaboration Silos - Dowco Case Study

Dowco Case Study

“We use a follow-the-sun model for production that helps us stay competitive. It’s one of the reasons we have high speed network links between our offices,” said Ron Cuthbert, General Manager at Dowco. But, users had to work on local copies of Tekla Structures project files during their work hours, then transfer large files daily between locations. Dowco had already invested in highend CAD workstations, fast networks, and a significant amount of storage to support this workflow, but issues still arose.

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) Case Study

DS+R Case Study

To upgrade its storage infrastructure to meet 21st century demands, DS+R implemented the Panzura Quicksilver Cloud Storage Controller, along with Amazon Simple Storage Services (S3), as the basis for its cloud network attached storage (NAS). The company utilized the new storage design for a multitude of purposes, including secondary NAS, data protection, disaster recovery, and business continuity.

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Essex Property Trust Case Study

Essex Property Trust Case Study

In early 2013, Essex was hampered by slow file access between its main office in Palo Alto and its branch offices in Woodland Hills, Irvine and San Diego, California, and Bellevue, Washington. The different branch offices were accessing their files over slow VPN connections and suffered from extensive performance issues with the large Excel, Word and other standard file services, which could grow to between two and three gigabytes.

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Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) Case Study

EUA Case Study

EUA was tired of cross-site collaboration issues, disaster recovery (DR)/back-up challenges, and being on a primary storage treadmill. The Company decided it was time for a change.

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exp Case Study

exp Case Study

Trying to manage and protect multiple, disjointed islands of storage across sites can be a significant drain on both IT personnel and budgets. Panzura’s globally distributed and synchronized file system integrates seamlessly with exp’s existing in-house infrastructure and provides cross-site integration via the cloud, thereby addressing CAD file access (File Open Problem), performance issues, and long-term cost viability.

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