Architecture, Engineering & Construction
Panzura solves the specific challenges that AEC firms face when using a distributed workforce to collaborate using applications like Revit, AutoCAD and Civil 3D.
Sharing and working collaboratively presents 2 distinct problems when working with mega-sized files held in a central server. Files can frequently take over 20 minutes to open, wasting a significant amount of productive time. And, lack of ability to completely lock files when open for editing can result in multiple versions that must be merged, or worse – overwriting someone else’s work.
Panzura allows globally distributed users to work together as if they were in the same room.
Real World Performance
With Panzura, even the largest files typically open in under 10 seconds. Edits are synced to the cloud and to each of your locations every 60 seconds, giving your entire team an up-to-the-minute view of every file while maintaining a single source of truth securely stored in the cloud.
True Global Collaboration
Panzura’s unique real time file locking capability enforces a global file lock, where the entire file can only be edited by one user at a time. And, where applications like Revit and AutoCAD support it, users can lock just the file elements they are editing, allowing global teams to work collaboratively.
Productivity And Economy
Our patented technology leverages the speed of local flash storage to deliver real time file responses. We minimize bandwidth demands and time to sync by transmitting only altered portions of files simultaneously to the cloud and to every local filer. As a result, even the largest files are updated in near real time.
Reduced Infrastructure Costs
Panzura consolidates unstructured data storage, archive, backup, and disaster recovery in the cloud. Given the infrastructure demands for traditional NAS to accommodate files and backups for AEC firms, switching to Panzura and cloud storage can result in savings of up to 70%.