CTERA Cloud Storage Gateways

The all-in-one solution for modernizing storage, backup and file sharing across dispersed enterprises, CTERA Cloud Storage Gateway appliances are easy to deploy, manage and use. They replace file servers, tape backup and other proprietary systems with a single, cloud-integrated and cost-effective solution.

  • Full-Featured NAS
    • SMB/NFS/AFP sharing protocols
    • Resizable logical volumes
    • Thin-provisioned snapshots
    • RAID and JBOD
    • Active Directory integration
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    File Sync & Share Appliance
    • Selectively syncs folders to the cloud and other appliances
    • Maintains user access privileges across sites
    • Agentless file sync & share for desktop users
  • Hybrid Backup Appliance
    • Local backup of desktops/laptops
    • Server backup with CTERA Agents
    • Automated incremental cloud backup
    • Source-based de-duplication
    • Source-based AES-256 encryption

Maintain Local File Access

Even as cloud storage is leveraged for disaster recovery and remote file access and sharing, users often demand solutions that maintain local network access speeds, work even when disconnected from the cloud, and do not change the way they work – our cloud storage gateways do exactly that.

Ideal for the Dispersed Enterprise

Many of CTERA’s customers have dozens, hundreds or even thousands of sites, dispersed across large geographical areas. CTERA’s Cloud Storage Gateways can support such large deployments, including those with unreliable or slow Internet connections.

Centralized Management

Manage all aspects of CTERA Cloud Storage Gateways from a single console: Monitor usage, perform upgrades, manage backups, and troubleshoot remotely. Efficient template-based management and configurable alerts make this an easy task, even on a large scale.

Zero-Minute Disaster Recovery

Redirect users to secure direct-to-cloud file access in the event of an outage, ensuring uninterrupted office productivity. Seamless ACL (user permissions) enforcement on both the local gateway and in the cloud to ensure users experience the same file access in cloud failover scenarios. With no need for expensive, redundant failover/replacement hardware, organizations can save $1,000s per office.

CTERA Cloud Storage Gateway Models

Form Factor CTERA Hardware Appliance CTERA Hardware Appliance CTERA Hardware Appliance CTERA Hardware Appliance CTERA Virtual Appliance CTERA Virtual Appliance
Recommended For Up to 50 Users Up to 100 Users Up to 200 Users Up to 1,000 Users Up to 250 Users* Up to 500 Users*
Local Appliance Capacity Up to 8TB Up to 16TB Up to 32TB Up to 64TB 16TB* 32TB*
Drive Bays 2 x 3.5" 4 x 3.5" 8 x 3.5" 8 x 3.5" n/a n/a
Included Local Workstation Backup Agents 20 50 50 50 0 0
Included Server Backup Agents 1 2 2 2 0 0
Ethernet 1 x 1Gb 2 x 1Gb 2 x 1Gb 2 x 1Gb Up to 10Gb Up to 10Gb
Max. Workstation Backup Agents 20 50 100 200 125* 250*
Max. Server Backup Agents 2 5 10 20 15* 30*
RAID Levels 0/1, JBOD 0/1/5/6, JBOD 0/1/5/6, JBOD 0/1/5/6, JBOD n/a n/a
Network Storage Protocols CIFS/SMB, NFS, AFP, FTP, WebDAV, rsync
Permission Management Supports Windows ACLs; Windows Server Data and Permission Migration Tools
Max. CIFS Connections 50 200 400 1,500 500* 1000*
Data Security Source-Based AES 256-Bit Data Encryption, In-Transit Encryption Using TLS
Application-Aware Backup Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Hyper-V and Active Directory
Management Services Remote Access, Management & Monitoring, Firmware Upgrades, File Sync
Rack Height Pedestal 1U 2U 2U n/a n/a
Power Supplies 1 1 1 2 n/a n/a
Supported Hypervisors n/a n/a n/a n/a KVM, VMware KVM, VMware
Notes * Virtual gateways are also available in larger configurations of up to 64TB. Contact CTERA for more details.

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