Panzura Freedom Multi-Site NAS

Replace legacy NAS and consolidate data across any number of sites to modernize your data center while achieving local file performance.

Replace legacy NAS at multiple sites with a fast, scalable hybrid cloud NAS

Panzura empowers enterprises to consolidate and centralize unstructured data in the cloud, while keeping active data cached close to users.

It’s simpler, faster, and less expensive than deploying traditional primary, backup, and archive storage at each site.

Panzura Freedom NAS allows you to write locally while reading anywhere with single namespace, to allow your users to work from one authoritative data source, with immediate data consistency.

Replace islands of data with a single authoritative data source, for your entire company

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Legacy NAS is ideal for sharing data within a single site, but cannot effectively share across geographies. 

As a result, you’re burdened with islands of storage at each of your locations, with each one needing management and backup. 

Panzura Freedom NAS deduplicates and consolidates all of your unstructured data in the cloud. 

This eliminates your data islands and can reduce your data storage requirements by up to 70%.

Local NAS performance, on a global scale

Legacy NAS provides fast file operation performance for local users, but latency means remote users often waste minutes and even hours every day waiting for files to open and save.

Panzura Freedom NAS stores your unstructured data in the cloud of your choice, while using advanced caching on high performance flash.

The result is local, data center performance to every user, at every location, no matter how far apart they are.

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A whole new approach to back-up and DR: automated resilience without data replication

A whole new approach to back-up and DR: automated resilience without data replication

Legacy NAS relies on costly replication and backup technology to protect data and keep it available.  Backups are resource intensive and take time to complete, so tend to  run once per day. 

A legacy NAS backup alternative is copy-on–write snapshots. However, these impact performance as they require three IO operations for every write. Over time, they degrade performance.

Panzura hybrid cloud NAS protects your data with space-efficient, enterprise-class snapshots that never impact performance. An unlimited number of snapshots can be stored to meet your data retention policy. This allows you to achieve a near-zero recovery point objective with the ability to immediately restore data from an individual file, folder or an entire file system.

Flexible deployment options

Panzura Freedom™ provides the freedom to choose the public or private cloud provider of your choice. Deploy Freedom NAS 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.

Freedom NAS is a breakthrough in managing unstructured data. For more information, download the Freedom NAS datasheet or the Freedom Product Line solution brief.

Panzura Freedom NAS features at a glance

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.