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ITWay and CTERA Networks Partner to Deliver Hybrid Cloud Storage and Data Protection to Italian Market

Leading Italian value-added distributor to deliver CTERA-powered solutions to resellers to meet evolving business storage and data protection needs

Ravenna, Italy, May 25, 2010 – ITWay, a leading value-added distributor (VAD) of e-business solutions and technologies, and CTERA Networks, an innovator in hybrid cloud storage and data protection, today announced they are partnering to deliver CTERA’s revolutionary Cloud Attached Storage® solution to the Italian market. Under the partnership, ITWay is immediately making the CTERA hybrid storage solution available to its resellers, to meet the exploding demand for data protection, online backup and cloud storage services.

CTERA’s hybrid approach to managed data protection empowers SMB resellers and service providers to quickly and cost-effectively deliver centralized storage management and cloud service provisioning. Channel partners deploy and manage Cloud Attached Storage using the CTERA Portal™, a cloud services platform available in SaaS and Datacenter editions with full branding capability. The turnkey solution includes easy-to-use tools for managing and optimizing cloud storage, running online backup services, remote provisioning, and centralized monitoring of storage appliances. CTERA’s award-winning appliances include the CloudPlug™ and C200™, recently named by CRN as one of “the top 10 systems and peripherals the midmarket needs right now.”

Thanks to the agreement with CTERA, ITWay VAD will enrich its offerings in the fields of storage, infrastructure and security. The cloud storage services provided with CTERA will enable small and medium enterprises to leverage technology to significantly reduce IT infrastructure costs in an completely safe and secure way. CTERA was founded by professionals with extensive experience in IT security, and is fully committed to ensure maximum data protection.

“ITWay is an ideal partner for delivering CTERA-powered hybrid storage to the Italian market, and will further build our momentum in Europe,” said Liran Eshel, CEO of CTERA Networks. “CTERA’s business model and strategy relies as much on a world-class channel as it does on technology innovation, and partners like ITWay to drive our business forward.”

“ITWay VAD pays great attention to the trends and assessments coming from the channel,” said Cesare Valenti, Executive VP at ITWay VAD. “We noted in particular the increased demand for secure storage solutions that can also ensure security, but at the same time provide cost savings. CTERA Networks’ solutions, providing true storage-as-a-service, work towards meeting this need.”

CTERA’s Cloud Attached Storage solutions are available immediately for service providers and resellers through ITWay. For further details, contact ITWay at

About CTERA Networks

CTERA Networks revolutionizes storage and data protection for SMBs and branch offices with Cloud Attached Storage®, a hybrid solution that combines secure cloud storage services with on-premises storage appliances for a seamless user experience. CTERA provides a cloud services platform that enables service providers and IT resellers to quickly deliver cloud storage, hybrid local/offsite backup and data protection as managed services to their customers. For more information, visit

About ITWay

ITWay VAD is a value added distributor, specializing in providing enabling technologies for e-business.

The company was founded in 1996 with the aim of becoming the reference point for VARs, System Integrators and Resellers in search technology, advice, services and training leader in emerging market solutions to Internet standards.

ITWay VAD meets the growing needs of its business partners while remaining true to three principles: professionalism, expertise and continuity of the relationship. An observer of trends in Information & Communication Technology, ITWay VAD is able to offer its customers state-of-the-art IT solutions, combined with the specialization and expertise of its staff.

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