June 4, 2014

Ideate, Inc. Offers Panzura Global File Systems

San Francisco, CA – 06/03/014 –Ideate, Inc., a leading Autodesk Authorized Developer and Autodesk solutions provider offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting services to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry with a special focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM), today announced that it has partnered with Panzura, the only provider of global locking file systems, to address the critical need for cross-site CAD/BIM (building information modeling) collaboration. 

Trends within AEC have prompted the demand for sophisticated global locking file systems amongst architects, engineers, and construction companies. Teams within the industry are increasingly geographically dispersed and models have grown in size and complexity. New compliance mandates and regulations (as well as project owners) are requiring the use of highly evolved solutions such as BIM. In turn, the need for advanced data storage, sharing and management capabilities has grown in lockstep.

Panzura’s Global Locking File System provides enterprise-class file services that also reduces storage costs, reduces the need for expensive MPLS networks, while increasing the security of the data. Regardless of the project size or scope, Panzura's global file system provides geographically distributed enterprises with a common view of files across all locations, accessible anytime, anywhere. This provides end-users with significantly improved user experience in all their locations, reduced local storage provisioning, and streamlined IT operations. This new partnership with Panzura enables Ideate’s customers to smooth the project delivery process and allows AEC organizations to overcome the challenges associated with collaboration on live building information models across distributed sites: 

  • Consistent global file system for a common view of all files across all locations at all times, accessible from anywhere. 
  • Full cloud integration providing low cost, infinite scalability, and data protection via continuous replication.
  • Up to 10,000 user-managed snapshots per controller for self-service recovery of deleted files.
“Panzura is a great solution for Ideate’s customers as it provides a technology that removes workflow barriers and makes our AEC customers stronger and faster at providing design and construction solutions for the building industry,” said David Haynes, Director of Consulting at Ideate, Inc. “The ability to share data and resources efficiently is critical to the overall time spent on projects. Ideate is excited to partner with Panzura, and provide clients an option for improved BIM workflows.”

"We have enabled global organizations ranging from oil-and-gas and entertainment to healthcare and legal to collaborate across offices just as easily as they do in a single office," said Barry Phillips, Chief Marketing Officer at Panzura. "We began talking with Ideate several months ago regarding a partnership around AEC and Panzura has benefited from Ideate’s scrupulous attention to detail in the validation process as well as their counsel on specific points related to the AEC market. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial working relationship."

About Ideate, Inc.
Ideate, Inc. is a leading Autodesk solutions provider, offering quality software, training, support and custom consulting to AEC professionals. Established in 1992 and headquartered in San Francisco, California, Ideate is recognized as a Gold Partner for Architecture, Engineering and Construction, one of Autodesk's highest levels of authorization. Ideate, Inc. operates Autodesk Authorized Training Centers (ATC) in California, Oregon, and Washington. For more information visit www.ideateinc.com

Ideate, Inc. is also an Autodesk Authorized Developer with 25+ years’ experience in software development and Ideate Software has specific focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM). 

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