Panzura Freedom NAS

Panzura Freedom NAS™, underpinned by Panzura CloudFS™, enables enterprises to replace legacy NAS — saving up to 70% over their prior solution.

Panzura CloudFS

Panzura Freedom Archive

Single site solution to eliminate backup and archive, replace local NAS, or manage large data sets such as genomic and seismic data

Freedom NAS™

Panzura CloudFS - Freedom NAS

Replace legacy NAS and consolidate data across any number of sites to modernize the data center while achieving local all flash performance

Panzura Freedom Collaboration

Replace islands of storage, eliminate the impact of latency, and empower global users to collaborate in real-time

Replace Legacy NAS

Panzura Freedom NAS enables enterprises to break free from legacy NAS to eliminate islands of storage by consolidating their unstructured data in the cloud. They get true 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.

Legacy NAS

Creates islands of storage
Efficiently shares data locally
Creates multiple, redundant copies of data
Low to medium data resiliency
Low to medium data availability
Limited scalability


Freedom NAS

Reduces costs by up to 70%
Consolidates storage
Efficiently shares data locally and globally
Creates one copy of data in the cloud
High data resiliency
High data availability
Cloud scalability

Consolidate and Save

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

Solution: Freedom NAS consolidates 100% of unstructured data in the cloud to eliminate islands of storage, while reducing 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. Freedom NAS stores one copy of data in the cloud and eliminates cumbersome backup and replication processes.

Solution: Every Freedom NAS Filer has read-only access to data from every other Freedom NAS Filer. This is similar to what NetApp SnapMirror provides, but without the extra cost, complexity, and wasted capacity.

Unprecedented Performance and Scale

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

Solution: Freedom NAS uses advanced caching on high performance flash to deliver local, data center performance to every user, at every location.

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 NAS offers 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: Panzura Freedom NAS stores 100% of unstructured data in the cloud, taking advantage of cloud durability, which can exceed 13 9s.

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: Panzura Freedom NAS 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 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. 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.

Freedom NAS Features

All tiers of storage in one

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

Cloud-backed with 13 9s of durability

Freedom NAS connects to the public or private cloud of your choice and uses it to store the authoritative copy of all your files.

Intelligent caching

Active data is cached on your Panzura Freedom Filer, speeding up performance when users 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

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 compliant 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.

Automatic offsite protection

No more storing tapes or drives offsite. Freedom NAS makes the cloud a single target for all archiving.

Support for database and VMDK archiving

Freedom NAS lets you use the cloud to archive VMware VMDK files and direct Oracle or SQL database dumps.

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