Distributed File Services Enable 80 Percent Cost Savings for State Agencies
New York City – May 21, 2019 – CTERA today announced it has been awarded a statewide IT contract to deliver next-generation edge-to-cloud file services through the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). The DIR Cloud Services agreement enables entities in the State of Texas and other participating states to quickly deploy and manage CTERA solutions for remote branch storage, enterprise file sync and share (EFSS), data protection, and more.
CTERA’s proven and unified Enterprise File Services Platform helps government and enterprise organizations seamlessly transition from traditional file storage systems to secure cloud-based solutions that can reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by as much as 80 percent. DIR customers have the choice to purchase and manage the CTERA platform within their own infrastructure or to leverage CTERA’s secure cloud managed services offering without compromising the security and performance of their data.
The Texas DIR provides oversight of information, data, and technology for state and local government and education agencies. With CTERA already deployed in many U.S. government agencies, including the State of Texas, the DIR cloud services contract helps simplify and accelerate IT procurement of the CTERA platform through an online portal.
CTERA enables DIR customers to address the full range of enterprise file services and use cases, including:
- Office Storage Modernization: All-in-one edge filers that replace legacy file servers and intelligently tier file data to cost-effective and scalable object storage
- Multi-Site Collaboration: Global file system technology enables distributed offices to access and collaborate on file data within a single namespace
- Endpoint File Sharing and Backup: Secure file collaboration and data protection solutions delivered from the same software client for Windows, Mac, and Linux machines
“State and local government customers are finding greater levels of employee productivity and TCO reduction through the modernization of aging file services infrastructure,” said Richard Elliott, SVP Operations, CTERA. “CTERA is pleased to partner with Texas DIR to offer state customers a highly secure and unified platform to accelerate cloud IT initiatives.”
CTERA products and services are available for purchase today through dir.texas.gov under contract number DIR-TSO-4230.