CTERA Rolls Out New Cloud Storage Service, Appliance Features

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Tim Higgins

CTERA Networks today announced a new cloud storage platform for Internet and Managed Service Providers as well as new features for its CloudPlug and C200 cloud storage appliances.

CTERA Portal is a turnkey solution for delivering cloud-based storage and data protection services. It includes tools for remote provisioning and centralized monitoring of storage appliances, managing and optimizing cloud storage and running online backup services.

The Portal can be fully branded to match each service provider’s corporate identity and is available in SaaS (Software as a Service) and Datacenter-hosted versions. It can use 3rd party cloud infrastructure such as Amazon S3 or Rackspace Cloud Files as its backend cloud storage, as well as direct-attached and SAN storage.

The Version 2.0 update for CTERA’s CloudPlug and C200 brings new features including secure remote access, local snapshots, remote and mobile device backup as well as support for Active Directory, NFS, iSCSI , AFP, Apple Time Machine and enhanced Windows shell integration.

The CTERA Portal is available immediately for service providers and resellers, as are the CloudPlug and C200 firmware upgrades. Existing appliance users that are connected to the CTERA service will be upgraded automatically.

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