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Cloud Storage Gateway Comparison: CTERA vs AWS File Gateway

CTERA Edge Filers are the all-in-one solution for modernizing remote file storage and access, backup and file collaboration across dispersed enterprises. 

Like CTERA gateways, the AWS File Gateway is designed to provide quick access to files while taking advantage of cloud storage flexibility and cost. But for those organizations with file shares at multiple locations or roaming users who require file access and sharing, CTERA is the right choice.

The table below highlights some major differences.

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CTERA Edge Filer

AWS File Gateway

Why it matters

Cross-site collaboration

Yes

No

Multiple users may edit a file simultaneously in a shared folder

Source-based deduplication and compression

Yes

No

Minimizes storage costs and transfer costs

Option to sync all files to gateway 

Yes

No

Ensures business continuity in event of an internet outage

Integrated endpoint backup Yes No Simplifies administration and reduces TCO

Windows NT-ACL enforcement

Yes

No

Enforcing Windows ACLs critical for security

Self-service restore of deleted files

Yes

No

Reduces admin work and helpdesk tickets

Integrated file sync and share/ content collaboration Yes No Provide file access for mobile users and remote users, as well as sharing policy enforcement

Local retention policy

Yes

No

Storage/availability optimization, minimize egress charges

Back-end storage

S3, and any public or private cloud

S3

Allows flexible deployments and minimizes TCO

Cloud file system

Yes

No

Eliminates islands of storage

Encryption protocols: Source-based AES-256 and in-transit TLS 1.2

Yes Yes Ensures the highest levels of data security at-rest and in-transit

Local file data caching

Yes

Yes

Ensures low-latency read/write access

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