Professional services firm uses Panzura to enable real-time cross-site collaboration across multiple offices, leveraging the cloud and improving efficiency
CAMPBELL, CA. – August 25, 2016 – Panzura®, the leading provider of hybrid cloud storage for the enterprise, today announced that professional services firm Moffatt & Nichol
has enabled cross site collaboration and reduced its cost structure by implementing Panzura Hybrid Cloud Storage. Moffatt & Nichol consistently strives to maximize efficiencies and value to its clients in the marine terminal, transportation, energy, environmental, federal and urban development markets around the world. The selection of Panzura now enables the firm’s 650 employees in 35 offices and 7 countries to further the firm’s heritage of collaborating on projects across distributed teams by eliminating hours of delay in access files in other offices or reconciling different versions of files.
Moffatt & Nichol implemented Panzura controllers as the front end to AWS S3 object storage. The combination of Panzura controllers and AWS object storage provided the performance and features of enterprise storage with the economics, capacity and dynamic business model of cloud storage. More importantly, it also provided the cross-site collaboration needed for Moffatt & Nichol users to work together from distributed offices as if everyone was in a single room.
To serve its broad portfolio of businesses and impressive rapid growth, the company relies on more than 200 technology applications, including Autodesk products, Bentley products and various engineering applications. With the opportunity for additional expanded global business contracts, it reevaluated some of its technology needed to meet the challenge of cross-office collaboration. In selecting Panzura, not only did Moffatt & Nichol address this challenge, but the company was also able to:
- Allow users to work together from distributed offices like everyone was in a single room
- Enable users to work from different offices with the same performance and familiarity with the file system
- Do more work with less effort and significantly improve its cost structure
- Hire in areas where the talent is rich instead of hiring specific project teams for certain offices
“We chose Panzura because it was quite honestly the only solution we could find that could meet all our needs,” stated Jason Jewett, CIO for Moffatt & Nichol. “Because of the efficiencies of the Panzura controllers, we are able to do more work with less effort, thereby significantly improving our cost structure. Panzura’s superior performance was the perfect fit for our ever expanding operations.”
In addition to enabling teams to collaborate on the same projects from any site, Moffatt & Nichol realized a number of other benefits from implementing Panzura. With a global file system and a single namespace across all locations, the file structure looks exactly the same in every location. This makes it easier for users to find files, helping them save time and be more productive.
Panzura software enables globally dispersed employees and machines to work together like they are in the same location. Using Panzura’s patented hybrid cloud storage software, customers can accelerate time to market of multi-billion dollar projects and high value software products by months, reduce on-premise storage costs by millions of dollars, and deliver a future proof hybrid cloud storage architecture. Organizations like Electronic Arts, Milwaukee Tool, National Instruments and the Department of Justice use Panzura for global software development and build delivery, high value asset distribution, cross-site CAD collaboration, hybrid cloud NAS and active archive.
“We are thrilled to see the results Moffatt & Nichol has experienced,” said Patrick Harr, CEO of Panzura. “Our technology was able to transform the way they collaborate across offices, while significantly improving its cost structure. We are proud to have joined forces with Moffatt & Nichol to leverage the cloud and unlock the power of their data.”
Consolidating over two petabytes of primary enterprise storage into the cloud per month, Panzura is the market leader in enterprise hybrid cloud storage. Panzura’s hybrid cloud storage software seamlessly combines the economics, scale, and business model of cloud storage with the flexibility, performance and features of enterprise storage. Using Panzura, enterprises shift from an antiquated storage status quo model into the cloud and unlock the power of data. Panzura customers are worldwide across financial, technology, life science, insurance, media and entertainment, government, healthcare, AEC and other verticals. Please visit www.panzura.com for further information.