SOURCE: Panzura


November 20, 2013 16:00 ET

Panzura to Showcase "Centralized Storage Model" Benefits at Autodesk University

AEC Innovation and Breakthrough, Major Customer Wins, Silver Sponsorship of Event

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2013) - Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, today announced it is making rapid inroads into the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) market with its innovations in promoting a centralized storage model with no performance barriers. Panzura is experiencing record momentum in AEC market with major customer wins and is a sliver sponsor of the Autodesk University event, to be held December 3-5 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Attendees can visit Panzura at booth 1717 at Autodesk University and learn about how Panzura's Global Cloud Storage System simplifies AEC company operations, streamlines infrastructure, and reduces operating costs.

Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Autodesk University event comes on the heels of several major AEC customer wins for Panzura's Global Cloud Storage System. Recent customer acquisitions include:

exp - exp is one of North America's fastest-growing AEC consulting firms, providing building engineering, earth/environment, infrastructure engineering, planning/design, program/project management and sustainability services to clients around the world. Ranked at # 59 in ENR 2013, exp selected the Panzura Global Cloud Storage System and EMC® Atmos® cloud storage to replace local filers for workflow sharing and tape for backup in its larger offices.

C&S Companies - This 450-person architectural engineering and construction firm with 13 offices stretching from California to New York wanted to overcome the "File Open" problem in which users of programs such as AutoCAD, Bentley MicroStation, and Revit waited 20 minutes for complex project files to open. Ranked at # 137 in ENR 2013, C&S Companies reduced file open times to less than 10 seconds by using Panzura's Global Cloud Storage System.

Mead & Hunt - Mead & Hunt is a multifaceted firm providing consulting services in architecture, engineering, planning and environmental sciences. Ranked at # 155 in ENR 2013, The Company uses Panzura solutions to streamline workflows and centralize storage in the cloud.

Bowman Consulting - Bowman is a planning and engineering consulting company in the residential development industry as well as municipalities in the Mid-Atlantic region. Ranked at # 201 in ENR 2013, they selected Panzura's Global Cloud Storage System to centralize their storage in the cloud and enable fast seamless sharing of their CAD data across multiple sites.

Bolton & Menk - Bolton and Menk is an engineering company providing services to municipalities in the Midwest. Ranked at # 234 in ENR 2013, they use Panzura's Global Cloud Storage System to centralize its storage environment, provide LAN file access speeds for complex project management files, and deliver inherent data protection with cloud storage scalability and redundancy.

GRAEF - GRAEF has grown to become a leading U.S. engineering, design and architecture consulting firm, with offices in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Florida. Ranked at # 341 in ENR 2013, GRAEF selected Panzura's Global Cloud Storage System to centralize its storage resources and provide LAN speed access to files from any office.

Diller Scofidio+Renfro - DS+R is a New York City-based, interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, visual and performing arts. It selected Panzura's Global Cloud Storage System as the basis for its cloud network attached storage (NAS) platform in conjunction with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3).

"AEC firms are rapidly adopting Panzura's Global Cloud Storage System because it provides unlimited storage scalability for large CAD files and delivers LAN speed access to those files, and we wanted to bring that capability to attendees at Autodesk University," said Randy Chou, president and CEO of Panzura. "By providing a seamless gateway to cloud storage, Panzura streamlines IT operations, accelerates productivity, and slashes costs for AEC companies."

For more information about the AEC market and Panzura, check out the following links:

AEC solutions page - Learn more about how Panzura addresses the AEC market

C&S Companies case study - A case study of how C&S Companies used Panzura to overcome its file access problems.

C&S Companies Webinar - A webinar about C&S Companies' use of Panzura solutions.

ENR Webinar - A webinar about using Panzura solutions to boost Revit productivity.

DS+R case study - A case study of how DS+R used Panzura to centralize storage in the cloud for Disaster Recovery and relied on it during Super Storm Sandy.

exp case study - A case study about how exp used Panzura to centralize storage and overcome its File Open problems.

File Open Problem white paper: "AutoCAD Theory of Operation & Best Practices" -- Panzura Cloud Storage Controllers offer a high performance and cost-effective method that seamlessly integrates with AutoCAD. By leveraging Panzura, Organizations with users dispersed across multiple geographies can share AutoCAD files as though the data is always right next to them. This document describes a set of best practices along with a contextual background on how everything works.

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