Panzura, developer of collaborative file and data management solutions for global enterprises, announced a partnership with AVAIL, a leading digital content management platform for building professionals, to help distributed design teams deliver high-quality building information modeling (BIM) projects faster and with more predictable outcomes.

The companies’ joint solution, announced at Autodesk University, introduces an integration between AVAIL, Panzura Freedom, and  The integration unifies data silos across the organization into one global cloud file system and enables team members to collaborate efficiently using a single source of truth to data.

When AVAIL’s visually aesthetic content management system is combined with Panzura’s global cloud file system, team members can access graphics-intensive design content in seconds, irrespective of geography and file sizes.  In addition, multiple team members can work on the same data sets or even the same file at the same time, if that application supports it, from discrete locations without any fears of collisions, overrides, or versions being lost in the system.  Very low latency results in improved productivity for the entire team.

In turn, AVAIL’s innovative approach to virtualizing thumbnail images allows designers to brows massive libraries with little or no latency across any network, LAN, WAN or cloud.  Previously this process was so painful as to make visual browsing impossible. allows file search, monitoring and audit through one single dashboard, regardless of the cloud in which files are located. log analytics include a built-in dashboard for Autodesk’s Revit 3D collaborative CAD application, allowing specific views over what Revit files teams are working on.