IBM COS File Access, launched last November, is a rebranded version of CTERA file system, CTERA CEO Liran Eschel revealed today. “IBM is one of the top vendors of private object storage. This could give very good access to our technology to Fortune 2000 customers,” he said in a press briefing. IBM has a similar OEM deal already in place with Panzura, a CTERA rival, and we have not clarified if the new deal with CTERA changes that relationship. This OEM deal builds on an earlier arrangement with CTERA’s file system integration with IBM Cloud Object Storage (COS).