Panzura vs Isilon

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60-second snapshot sync times for all locations with the cloud object store Panzura transfers data to the cloud in the form of snapshots. 60-second sync time implies that the RPO is also 60 seconds.
All locations sync with the cloud object store simultaneously Panzura’s simultaneous sync results in immediate global data consistency across all locations.
Honor locking protocol (no write collision) Without global locking, more than one user can modify the same file at the same time, resulting in multiple versions of the file that must be manually merged by the user.
Distributed locking Isilon does not support file locking, which limits the ability of geographically distributed users to work collaboratively.
Ability to mirror the entire dataset to a secondary cloud object store and failover automatically Guards against cloud outages and accidental bucket deletion. Isilon has the ability to mirror to a hosted-managed Isilon – or another Isilon cluster – but does not guard against cloud bucket deletion.
Provides dedicated High Availability (HA) options on both physical and virtual machines Dedicated resources to ensure that no single point of failure negatively impacts your environment in the form of file systems going read-only.
Snapshots can be configured; hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and yearly with independent retention policy Snapshots provide granular ability to restore files, folders or even the whole file system as they were at a given point in time
Block-level data immutability Component data cannot be overwritten in any way, preventing corruption of data, preventing ransomware. For an additional license, Isilon has the ability to set up WORM (Smart Lock). However, that is enforced at time of deployment only.
Immutable architecture and read-only snapshots Without data immutability, data can be lost, or encrypted by malware or ransomware. Panzura’s snapshots allows files, folders or the entire file system to be restored on a point in time basis.
Full support for dark sites (no inbound or outbound connections to/from the domain)
Military grade (AES256) Panzura’s military grade (AES256) encryption prevents third-party and malicious actors from accessing your data
FIPS-140-2 certified
Secure data erasure Prevents unauthorized retrieval of deleted data.
Add locations without impacting performance to existing users
Global block-level deduplication Add locations without impacting performance to existing users
Immediate data consistency Data can be transferred directly between peers without waiting for the cloud to propagate it with all locations. The most up-to-date file is immediately available to all locations.
Integrated search, audit and filer network analysis Panzura Data Services provides integrated search, audit and filer network analysis capabilities over your entire cloud file storage.
Comprehensive built-in tools for IT admins to diagnose and troubleshoot their environment. Panzura’s handy tools enable your IT admins to become self-sufficient and meet SLAs.
Remote access to files without duplicating to a third party such as DropBox. File replication increases data storage requirements and gives your IT team another data store and security policy to manage.
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