Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday June 14, 2016

WD And CTERA Partner To Transform Enterprise File Services, File Collaboration And Data Protection

Helping the world harness the power of data, Western Digital Corporation and CTERA Networks today announced a certified solution for IT organizations to build private clouds that combine enterprise-grade file sharing, data protection, and branch office file storage capabilities with cost-effective object storage and cloud orchestration. The joint solution combines the scalable HGST Active Archive System with CTERA’s Enterprise File Services Platform to enable enterprise organizations and service providers to launch enterprise file services with strong levels of security, simplicity and affordability. By building a private cloud, organizations can limit the privacy, security and data sovereignty concerns associated with public SaaS solutions, while realizing the benefits of cloud technologies and software-defined infrastructure. This enterprise-grade solution from HGST and CTERA delivers the following file services:

  • Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS): A private alternative to consumer-grade cloud SaaS services that features centralized management, a modern user experience and advanced encryption and authentication.

  • Cloud Storage Gateways: All-in-one, centrally-managed office storage appliances that integrate NAS file sharing, and cloud DR to remove the complexities of legacy file servers, remote backup systems and offsite vaulting services.

  • Endpoint and Server Backup: Simple, secure, centrally-managed data protection agents for workstations and servers featuring direct-to-cloud or disk-to-disk-to-cloud (hybrid) backup that optimizes recovery times and business continuity.