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CTERA and IBM COS Power Secure Remote File Access for the Enterprise

We all know that the cloud is dramatically changing the landscape of IT organizations around the globe. According to market research, the annual growth rate of cloud storage is projected to grow exponentially, reaching a total market size of US $92.488 billion by 2022. But cloud storage also presents its own challenges that organizations must solve, such as security, performance, uptime, autonomy and data sovereignty. In cloud environments, companies start looking to transition their remote file services to modern solutions while maintaining scalability, reliability and security at the same time. How is this possible?

CTERA & IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS) are enabling today’s digital transformation for many customers and organizations looking to modernize their IT without compromises. We are today pleased to announce the growth momentum for our joint offering for global organizations seeking to connect their remote office files to a unified portal in the cloud.

Read the IBM COS blog post announcing our partnership here.

The CTERA-IBM Cloud Object Storage Architecture

We are integrating the CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform with IBM COS, bringing a high-performing and secure transition for customers to move from legacy file storage systems to modern cloud-based services.

The CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform allows customers to consolidate files previously scattered throughout an organization — on users’ workstations, laptops, mobile devices – into a secure centralized repository. IBM COS works with our software-defined file stack to form a petabyte-scale global file system in multiple geo-locations, so corporate users can securely access the service from any location and from any device, safely, because of end-to-end encryption and efficiently, due to source-based deduplication and compression.

The combined CTERA-IBM solution is becoming the ultimate customer choice in many industries like finance, government, and healthcare that have privacy, compliance, and data retention requirements.

When I spoke to Jennifer Stromberg, Director of Global Markets at IBM COS, she said: “At IBM, we want to make it easy for organizations to modernize their file storage, and our team is thrilled to see how the combined CTERA-IBM solution streamlines this process. We continue to see great momentum with large customers using the CTERA platform to introduce object storage to mainstream enterprise IT  and are looking for a more cost effective and easy to manage solution.”

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