Panzura Success
July 30, 2020

Panzura Success

Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Panzura

We purchased Panzura to alleviate the issue of high latency between different sites for an engineering firm. We completely replaced our file storage at each site with caching servers instead and it is being utilized by the entire company. We found cost savings in not having large amounts of redundant storage at each location and instead using Azure Blob Storage.
  • File caching.
  • Data usage metrics.
  • Cost savings.
  • More flexibility in platforms to run on.
  • More support for high IO applications like arcMap.
  • Huge increase in collaboration.
  • Cheaper to maintain and purchase than traditional file servers.
We looked at Talon but had better initial discussions with Panzura. We also looked at DFS Replication but at hundreds of TB of data it was not nearly as cost effective. Panzura had more experience with engineering applications and the complexities that were involved in certain ways apps wrote and read data.
Hands down support is the best part of Panzura. Their techs are always helpful, always knowledgeable, and consistently solve complex problems quickly. You can definitely tell they hire their support folks from the top tier of other companies and they go above and beyond what I have come to expect in terms of support compared to other companies.

Do you think Panzura delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Panzura's feature set?

Yes

Did Panzura live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Panzura go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Panzura again?

Yes

Panzura works well for companies that have a high amount of data with cross site collaboration being done. The caching ensures you don't need huge investments of storage at each site and the cloud storage ensures high availability over what can be done locally. Also helps eliminate duplicate data across sites and/or small variations in the same data.