CTERA provides distributed file-based unstructured data management services using local cache systems or edge filers, connected to a central object store. IBM COS File Access is a rebranded version of the CTERA file system using IBM’s Cloud Object Storage as its central repository. HPE makes CTERA services available via GreenLake, building on CTERA’s integration with the Nimble dHCI and SimpliVity HCI products. Now CTERA is repeating these kind of deals with Backblaze, using its B2 S3-based cloud object storage.
Oded Nagel, chief strategy officer at CTERA, said: “We’re seeing a massive shift from traditional NAS to cloud NAS, from edge to core access, as organizations evolve and expand.” He added that the Backblaze-CTERA partnership is a new cost-effective storage option for cloud-based object storage for companies wanting to tier their data to the cloud for redundancy and collaboration.