Global File Distribution

Quickly Distribute Data Globally without Duplication

Today’s modern enterprises require real-time collaboration across global sites. Data created in one location must be available for consumption or modification in multiple sites around the world quickly to drive high-performance

Challenge: Exponential growth in unstructured file data. As data exploded, they had a need to distribute the data globally

Trigger: Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) and third-party tools used for file locking made the process complicated. Each server in each office had to keep an entire copy of the dataset in order for them to share the same filesystem

Solution: Panzura Freedom

Benefit: Work seamlessly such that workers can be in any office in the world and get the same experience

Challenges with global data distribution across geographies

Traditional Replication Methods

Includes utilities such as rsync, FTP, DFSR, and Robocopy

Leads to multiple versions and data loss across different locations

Becomes expensive due to excess capacity requirements

Traditional Remote Access

Lowers performance from centralizing your data and accessing it from multiple remote sites

Increases costs as enterprise WAN requires lease lines or MPLS links

Drives latency when enterprises use site-to- site VPN over public internet link

The Network is the Bottleneck

Challenges with LAN protocols (SMB/NFS) not working efficiently with latency issues

Large bandwidth requirement for data access across the source and target sites

Though technologies such as WAN optimization may improve performance it ultimately does not solve the problem

Seamless Distribution of Large Files via Panzura’s Global Cloud File System

Global Namespace

Data can be accessed globally, anytime, anywhere with Freedom Filer’s metadata synchronization services every 60 seconds. All of the data is consolidated in an object store, public or private reducing duplication

Local Caching Services

The Panzura Freedom Filer caching services allows each site to act as a single copy by automatically determining what data is actively being accessed from each site and caching only data needed at that site

Prefetch and Prewarming

The Panzura Freedom Filer further enhances local performance through the implementation of usage and request-based prefetch functions

Panzura Resources

Global File Distribution

Global File Distribution

Melbourne Football Club

Melbourne Football Club (MFC) uses Freedom NAS and Freedom Archive for fast cloud replication of large video files and a compatible cloud and hardware.

Miami Marlins

Getting their best available team data, its players, the opposition, and the league—and the ability to distribute and share it seamlessly throughout the organization was important to Miami Marlins.

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