July 30, 2020
Score 9 out of 10
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.
- 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.
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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.