Panzura has got quite a lot of press lately in the AEC market. Some really impressive numbers with synching over long distances.
Panzura's Global File System apparently goes one step further compared to caching and seems to be getting support from Citrx and VMWare.
Panzura also runs on Amazon's AWS, Aliweb I wonder if someone will step in and provide something similar for Microsoft Azure. Apparently Microsoft's DFS doesn't work very well.
Doc management system Newforma has also started looking at Panzura. Will PW also support Panzura? Or come up with something that is like GFS + hardware controllers (from Steelhead?).
Unknown said:Would I use it with ProjectWise? No as PW is going to get very confused with the cloud caches and it's simply not designed for it.
Yes. But will it or should it stay that way is the question.
Unknown said:Performance wise when put side by side with PW+Caching Servers they are comparable but what is users really appreciate is that their applications simply work without clutter or complication.
Really? What kind of set up do you have? Our experience with PW Caching servers has been pretty bad. I think that a lot of IT departments are going to the cloud to offload the admin overheads. Starting with the Office apps, backup, security, software rollouts etc. Getting admins who know PW, AecoSim in addition to VMWare etc etc is pretty difficult expensive. Result- if it's not ready out of the box - bodged set ups and low performance.