Ctera Enterprise File Services Platform caches active data on premises and encrypts colder files to public clouds. Ctera competes with similar cloud NAS vendors such as Nasuni and Panzura, and increasingly with traditional NAS vendors Dell EMC Isilon, NetApp and Qumulo adding cloud support. Even more competition comes from public cloud vendors AWS and Microsoft Azure, which offer their own file services.
CEO Liran Eshel said Ctera has hundreds of enterprise customers and thousands of midsize businesses, which use the vendor to protect data spread across public clouds, on-premises data centers and edge locations. He said Cetera’s value comes from supporting all major clouds, as well as on-premises storage.
“Our strategy is bring your own cloud,” Eshel said. “Our customers bring their own cloud, and we support multi-cloud. Basically they can connect to Amazon, they can connect to Azure, whatever they want.”