Leading Collegiate Sports Media Company Connects Users and Offices to the Cloud with CTERA on AWS
New York City and Petah Tikvah, Israel, September 29, 2015 – CTERA Networks today announced that Learfield Communications, Inc., a diverse multimedia enterprise and leader in collegiate sports marketing, has selected CTERA’s Enterprise File Services Platform to deliver secure, private file services to its distributed employee base.
Learfield will deploy CTERA’S cloud storage gateways across more than 120 branch offices in the U.S. and issue CTERA enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) licenses to more than 800 employees around the country. Employees who spend time both in local offices and off-site at college sporting events will be able to quickly access and share files from any device and location, while Learfield IT will gain support efficiencies through secure, central management and IT-as-a-Service delivery of file services that extend to the farthest reaches of their network.
The CTERA platform is hosted from Learfield’s virtual private cloud (VPC) on Amazon Web Services (AWS), where the combined solution will reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) over Learfield’s previous file services solution comprised of multiple hardware and software components. The solution delivers additional benefits, including:
- A single platform for EFSS and gateways, offering cloud access to files anywhere, as well as faster, persistent local access to files via NAS access
- Central management of user agents and cloud storage gateway appliances to reduce IT overhead
- A private data management model that secures all data, metadata and encryption in the Learfield firewall within AWS
- The ability to sync data from Windows servers to AWS for fast file sharing with roaming users
- Server backup and built-in disaster recovery through which Learfield can retain an infinite number of gateway snapshots in the cloud
“CTERA on AWS offers all of the features and functionality that are truly important to us,” said Phil Atkinson, VP of Information Technology at Learfield. “The CTERA platform addresses our users’ needs for onsite and offsite file access and data protection where we can securely maintain control of our files within our cloud infrastructure. Administratively, the platform’s automated service delivery and management tools enable us to efficiently manage hundreds of users and rapidly deploy file services while ensuring comprehensive control and data governance across a complex and geographically distributed organization.”
“Distributed operational models present challenges for IT administrators who need oversight and control over files created and shared across many offices and many roaming users,” said Jeff Denworth, SVP Marketing, CTERA. “We’re happy to partner with Learfield to provide a unified solution for integrating and managing remote storage and file access that enables a holistic approach to secure, private enterprise file services.”
CTERA at AWS re:Invent 2015
CTERA will exhibit at AWS re:Invent in booth #826 and provide demos of the Enterprise File Services Platform. The event takes place October 6 – 9 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV. Schedule a meeting with CTERA at re:Invent.
Learfield Communications, Inc. was founded in 1972, and Learfield News and Learfield Sports are the company’s two primary operating units. Learfield Sports is the collegiate multimedia rights and sponsorship arm, which has relationships with more than 100 collegiate properties nationwide. The company also owns and operates additional businesses that provide these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales; licensing and trademark consulting; digital platform expertise; and venue and technology systems. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com and www.learfield.com.
CTERA enables enterprises to securely sync, share, protect and govern files from any device or remote office, all from the private or virtual private cloud of their choice. Trusted by the Fortune 100 and leading service providers, CTERA provides industry’s most secure approach to file services, with the widest choice of use cases and infrastructure options to enable the IT-as-a-Service transformation. To learn more, visit www.ctera.com