HCL - Panzura - Freedom NAS

KB ID: 2631
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 9.5
Published:
Last Modified: 2018-04-18

Challenge

Product Information:

Product Family: Freedom NAS
Status: Veeam Ready - Repository 
Classification Description: Verified backup storage that supports all Veeam backup and restore features.

Solution

Product Details:

Model number: 5500
Storage Category: Cloud-out NAS Storage
Number of Drives: 12-800GB SAS SSD
Drive type, size, quantity: 12-800GB SAS SSD
Storage configuration: RAID50 via automatic software configuration
Firmware version: 7.0.2.5
Connection protocol and speed: 2 x 10GbE
Additional support: All models and configurations of Freedom NAS with specifications equivalent or greater than the above 
General product family overview: Panzura FreedomTM is an intelligent hybrid cloud storage solution underpinned by Panzura CloudFS. Panzura CloudFS is a scale-out, distributed file system purpose-built for the cloud. Programmatically accessible through REST APIs, it utilizes high performance flash in the data center, and integrates the cloud for economics, scalability, and durability. Unlike NAS, it scales globally across multiple sites and multiple clouds.

Veeam testing configuration:

Veeam Build Number: 9.5.0.1536
Veeam Settings:

  • Repository Type: Shared Folder
  • Deduplication: Yes
  • Compression: Optimal
  • Storage Optimization: Local target
  • Per-VM Backup Files: Yes
  • Decompress before storing: No
  • Align backup file blocks: Yes

Vendor recommended configuration:

Vendor Settings: The default configuration enables auto-tuning for all Panzura settings, which work well with the Veeam application. The caching policy should be set to pinned (as opposed to autotune) to ensure the administrator controls which backup sets are available locally. All Veeam backup data must be pinned locally to ensure fast restores and effective data operations within Veeam, without cloud reads.

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Company Information:

Company name: Panzura, Inc.
Company overview: Panzura is the leader in enterprise hybrid cloud NAS and cloud data management. Panzura Freedom, an intelligent hybrid cloud storage platform, represents a breakthrough in managing explosive growth in unstructured data, delivering data center performance with the economics, scalability, and durability of the cloud. Panzura CloudFS underpins Panzura Freedom and incorporates intelligent file services backed by 27 patents. Using Panzura, enterprises shift from legacy storage as they consolidate and simplify their storage into the cloud.

Please be aware that starting from September 2018 downloading updates will require an active contract for the corresponding product.

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