CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Panzura, a leading provider of global cloud storage solutions, today announced that Bolton & Menk, a company providing professional engineering services to municipalities, has chosen the Panzura 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.

Bolton & Menk is an engineering company based in Mankato, Minnesota, and its key challenge is providing fast and reliable access to up to 50 MB project management files generated in Newforma and other applications. The company operates 14 offices, where users share project data with programs such as AutoCAD Map & Civil 3D, Bentley MicroStation & GeoPAK, ESRI ArcGIS, and Newforma. To date, the company has maintained a decentralized IT architecture, with remote offices accessing files on their own servers. The problem was no data consistency between offices.

"We needed to give our users access to the same file from multiple offices, regardless of the location, and to do that without slowing down access," said Herman Dharmarajah, principal engineer at Bolton & Menk. "Panzura's global file system with dynamic file locking was the only solution that made that possible for us."

Bolton & Menk chose Panzura Cloud Storage Controllers for nine of its offices with CAD users, providing a seamless gateway to files stored centrally in the Amazon S3 cloud. Panzura implements a global file system that provides data protection and access with dynamic file locking, global deduplication, global snapshots, local caching and pinning, with military grade, FIPS 140-2 encryption.

"Bolton & Menk is yet another engineering firm that relies on Panzura for fast, secure access to complex files from remote offices everywhere," said Randy Chou, president and CEO of Panzura. "By moving files to the cloud and accessing them through Panzura's Global File System, Bolton & Menk is giving its users the LAN productivity they need."

For more information about Bolton & Menk and Panzura, check out the following links:

Bolton & Menk case study: A case study about how Bolton & Menk overcame its latency and performance problems with Panzura.

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