Last week an announcement was made about CTERA’s partnership with BackBlaze, a leading storage cloud platform, to deliver a fast, simple, cost-effective solution that is ideally suited to replace aging on-premises NAS devices. With the joint solution, our customers can eliminate the many tedious tasks, costs, and hardware traditionally required to manage file servers, backup, and disaster recovery and replace legacy file servers with a modern, all-in-one, cloud file storage solution.
Our Enterprise File Services Platform provides a Global File System that extends the capabilities of traditional NAS by enabling a centralized cloud storage backend powered by BackBlaze B2 Cloud Storage. The joint solution provides fast local file access that is enabled using caching with our Edge Filers (physical or virtual), and users everywhere have access to the same file shares via their Windows, Mac, or mobile devices. This is extremely important as more data is generated at the edge and far edge of networks. Covid has made the remote office and work from home environment the new normal. Providing fast data access and proper security against ransomware and theft have become major new IT initiatives.
With BackBlaze B2 Cloud Storage, customers can implement a new plug-and-play cloud-based object storage system that provides S3 compatible storage for a fraction of the cost of competitors and with a predictable cost model allowing IT administrators to stretch their budget further. With a 99.9% uptime SLA and no cold delays or speed premiums, users have reliable access to their data.
For customers that have distributed sites across the U.S. and EU, zones can be defined within CTERA and B2 that ensure the right data is at the right place at the right time for the best end-user experience.
Are you facing any of these challenges?
- Unstructured data growth in your organization
- End-of-life (EOL) for Windows File Server, NetApp filers, NAS devices, etc.
- Looking to modernize file storage and collaboration at your remote sites
- Looking to offload edge data to the cloud but maintain fast local access (CIFS/SMB) for hot file data
- Recently suffered a ransomware attack
- Looking to migrate from traditional file storage to cloud