CTERA vs. Panzura

Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) Competitive Analysis

Panzura faces performance and management challenges at scale. Every file lock or metadata change must be coordinated with all Panzura controllers. This leads to negative scaling: as more nodes are added, these actions take longer to coordinate, so performance decreases proportionally. Panzura has a central monitoring GUI, but each controller is managed in isolation: much of the configuration, policy settings, and upgrades must be repeated on each controller. CTERA is the only product to combine gateways and EFSS software with comprehensive data protection tools for endpoints and servers.

The document compares CTERA vs. Panzura for Business EFSS solutions.