Panzura Freedom Collaboration

Freedom Collaboration™ enables enterprises to replace legacy NAS, consolidate islands of storage into a single authoritative data set, eliminate the impact of latency, and empower global users to collaborate in real-time, regardless of distance.

Real-Time Matters

Modern business applications are driving the need for multiple users all over the world to work collaboratively on the same projects at the same time. Panzura’s patented distributed file and byte-range locking allows globally distributed teams to work as if they’re all in the same office.

Panzura Freedom Collaboration

Programs such as Revit or Civil3D that use byte-range locking can take advantage of this as users from any location can open a part of file, while users in another location can open a different part of the same file. Freedom Collaboration maintains a single authoritative source for all your data in real-time, making sure files are never over-written and there is never more than one version.

Remote Offices, Local Data Center Performance

Freedom Collaboration provides local data center performance by using advanced algorithms to locally cache the data users need most. Caching is done on high-speed flash and is based upon recency of creation and recency of access, while always giving administrators the freedom to choose the data that they want pinned locally.

Replace Legacy NAS

Panzura Freedom Collaboration enables enterprises to consolidate unstructured data in the cloud. Achieve data center performance with the economics, scalability, and durability of the cloud.

Centralize all your unstructured data in the cloud, while keeping active data cached close to users. This modern cloud plus cache model is simpler, faster, and less expensive than deploying traditional primary, backup, and archive storage at each site.

Multi-site deployment, Global Cloud File System that allows you to write or read anywhere with single namespace, and standardization across private, public and hybrid cloud.

Consolidate and Save

Problem: Legacy NAS is ideal for sharing data within a single site, but cannot effectively share across distance. The result is global enterprises are burdened with islands of storage at each location, increasing cost and complexity.

Solution: Freedom Collaboration consolidates 100% of unstructured data in the cloud into a single authoritative data set, eliminating islands of storage, reducing overhead and costs by up to 70%.

Problem: Data protection with legacy NAS requires keeping multiple copies of data in multiple locations, using complex backup models that waste time and money.

Solution: Freedom Collaboration stores one copy of data in the cloud, with one policy, eliminating cumbersome backup and replication processes.

Unprecedented Performance and Scale

Problem: Legacy NAS provides good performance for local users, but remote users often suffer from slow performance.

Solution: Freedom Collaboration uses advanced caching on high performance flash to deliver local, data center performance to every location – One Global Experience for all users.

Problem: Managing data growth with legacy NAS means over buying capacity years in advance of need, or relying on on-premises storage to scale up.

Solution: Freedom Collaboration leverages Panzura’s Global Cloud File System, single namespace, multi-site deployment and file standardization across private, public, and hybrid cloud with virtually unlimited scalability on-demand for pennies per GB.

Enterprise Cloud Data Protection

Problem: Legacy NAS relies on costly replication and backup technology to protect data and keep it available.

Solution: Freedom Collaboration stores 100% of unstructured data in the cloud, taking advantage of cloud durability to achieve One Source of Truth. Cloud Mirroring can provide uninterrupted service and protect you from cloud outages while doubling your cloud availability.

Problem: Legacy NAS copy-on–write snapshots are two fold. First, they impact performance as they require three IO operations for every write. Second, over time they degrade performance.

Solution: Freedom Collaboration protects data with space efficient, enterprise-class snapshots that never impact performance and stores any number of snapshots to meet any retention policy. Achieve a near-zero recovery point objective (RPO) with the ability to immediately restore data from an entire file system down to an individual file.

Freedom to Choose

Panzura Freedom provides the freedom to use the public or private cloud provider of your choice. Deploy Freedom Collaboration across sites in any combination of Freedom Filers as virtual machines (VMs) on your existing infrastructure, or as an in-cloud instance in any cloud. Mobile EFSS enables users to access data from any location using any device.

For more information, download the Freedom Collaboration datasheet or the Freedom Family solution brief.

Freedom Collaboration Features

All tiers of storage in one

Since all of your data lives in the cloud, it’s automatically protected with multiple self-healing copies by your cloud provider. No more backup, no more tape, no more replication for disaster recovery.

Cloud-backed with 16 9s of durability and twice the availability

Freedom NAS stores data in the public or private cloud of your choice with an option to mirror that data across multiple clouds protecting you from cloud outages, data loss and corruption.

Intelligent caching

Active data is cached on your Panzura Freedom Filer, speeding up performance when users or applications access data.

Deduplication and compression

Much more efficient storage and backup, more room for files, less data sent over your network, and best of all, lower cloud storage costs.

Enterprise class snapshots

Store all the snapshots you will ever need in the cloud without impacting performance, and with the ability to quickly restore from a full file system down to an individual file level.

Any cloud, any platform, any device

Deploy your Freedom NAS on a Panzura Freedom Filer, as a VM in your virtual environment, or as an in-cloud instance. Mobile EFSS enables users to access data from anywhere on any device.

Full POSIX protocol support

Freedom NAS fully supports the latest versions of SMB v3 and NFS v4 to deliver maximum performance and compatibility for your workloads.

Automated, centralized management

A RESTful API and an intuitive GUI with powerful wizards makes setup and management fast and easy.

Extended access control lists (ACLs)

Granular permissions-based file access.

Enterprise class security

Panzura is FIPS 140-2 certified and HIPAA with AES-256 bit encryption, so your data is secure at rest and in-flight, whether it’s on a local Filer or in the cloud.

Distributed file and element locking

Distributed file and element locking enables users in globally distributed offices to work together on complex files at the same time as if they were in the same room.

File integrity everywhere

Distributed 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 Panzura Freedom Filer has a copy of the metadata for every file in the distributed file system, making file access and locking fast for every user.