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Clay Rogers, Director of Channel Development of CTERA Networks Recognized as One of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs

Palo Alto, Calif. February 26, 2013 – CTERA Networks, the leader in cloud storage enablement, announced today that Clay Rogers has been named one of UBM Tech Channel’s CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CTERA addresses the storage and data protection needs of SMBs using all-in-one appliances that provide comprehensive “whole office” backup and network storage, while seamlessly connecting to cloud storage for optional off-site replication. This hybrid architecture delivers fast local restores while providing customers with off-site recovery in case of local disasters, and allows VARs and MSPs to easily launch cloud-based services off public or private cloud infrastructure.With its easy-to-manage and easy-to-use solution, CTERA eliminates the cost and complexity associated with disparate backup and storage solutions including backup servers, tape drives, online backup, and file servers. With its 100 percent channel sales model, CTERA sells its solutions only through its network of value added resellers and MSPs.

“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director, CRN.   “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

For over ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

“At CTERA, we provide our partners with an easy-to-sell solution, combining features that would usually require buying several separate hardware and software components in a single, unified product,” said Clay Rogers, director of channel development, CTERA Networks. “We doubled our MSP and VAR channel last year, and are already seeing explosive growth in 2013. I’m excited that our leadership in the channel has been recognized by CRN.”

Selected by CRN’s editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2013 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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