CTERA Edge Filers

The all-in-one solution for modernizing storage, backup and file sharing across dispersed enterprises, CTERA Edge Filers are easy to deploy, manage and use. They replace file servers, tape backup and other proprietary systems with a single, cloud-integrated and cost-effective solution.

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CTERA Edge Filers for
Branch Storage Modernization

  • Full-Featured NAS
    • Infinite file capacity (via caching)
    • SMB/NFS/AFP sharing protocols
    • Thin-provisioned snapshots
    • RAID and JBOD
    • Active Directory integration
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    Unlimited File Collaboration
    • Selectively pin or sync folders to the cloud and other appliances
    • Maintains user access privileges across sites
    • Agentless file sync & share for desktop users
  • Hybrid Backup Appliance
    • Local backup of desktops/laptops
    • Server backup with CTERA Agents
    • Automated incremental cloud backup
    • Source-based de-duplication
    • Source-based AES-256 encryption

Infinite File Capacity

Intelligent caching technology delivers unlimited file access to office users, with visibility to all organizational files centralized in the cloud. Users enjoy easy collaboration across offices and endpoints with no local storage restraints, with files dynamically cached from any secure cloud to gateways.

Ideal for the Dispersed Enterprise

Many of CTERA’s customers have dozens, hundreds or even thousands of sites, dispersed across large geographical areas. CTERA’s Cloud Storage Gateways can support such large deployments, including those with unreliable or slow Internet connections.

Centralized Management

Manage all aspects of CTERA Edge Gateways from a single console: Monitor usage, perform upgrades, manage backups, and troubleshoot remotely. Efficient template-based management and configurable alerts make this an easy task, even on a large scale.

Zero-Minute Disaster Recovery

Redirect users to secure direct-to-cloud file access in the event of an outage, ensuring uninterrupted office productivity. Seamless ACL (user permissions) enforcement on both the local gateway and in the cloud to ensure users experience the same file access in cloud failover scenarios. With no need for expensive, redundant failover/replacement hardware, organizations can save $1,000s per office.

Maintain Local File Access

Even as cloud storage is leveraged for disaster recovery and remote file access and sharing, users often demand solutions that maintain local network access speeds, work even when disconnected from the cloud, and do not change the way they work – our cloud storage gateways do exactly that.

CTERA Filers Gateway Models

EV Series
Form Factor CTERA Hardware Appliance CTERA Hardware Appliance CTERA Hardware Appliance CTERA Hardware Appliance CTERA Virtual Appliance
Recommended For Up to 50 Users Up to 100 Users Up to 200 Users Up to 1,000 Users Up to 5,000 Users
Local Appliance Capacity Up to 8TB Up to 16TB Up to 32TB Up to 64TB 8 to 64TB
Drive Bays 2 x 3.5" 4 x 3.5" 8 x 3.5" 8 x 3.5" n/a
Included CTERA Drive Protect Licensess 20 50 50 50 0
Included CTERA Drive Server Licenses 1 2 2 2 0
Ethernet 1 x 1Gb 2 x 1Gb 2 x 1Gb 2 x 1Gb Up to 10Gb
Max. CTERA Drive Protect Users 20 50 100 200 Up to 250
Max. CTERA Drive Server Users 2 5 10 20 Up to 30
RAID Levels 0/1, JBOD 0/1/5/6, JBOD 0/1/5/6, JBOD 0/1/5/6, JBOD n/a
Network Storage Protocols CIFS/SMB, NFS, AFP, FTP, WebDAV, rsync
Permission Management Supports Windows ACLs; Windows Server Data and Permission Migration Tools
Data Security Source-Based AES 256-Bit Data Encryption, In-Transit Encryption Using TLS
Application-Aware Backup Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, Hyper-V and Active Directory
Management Services Remote Access, Management & Monitoring, Firmware Upgrades, File Sync
Rack Height Pedestal 1U 2U 2U n/a
Power Supplies 1 1 1 2 n/a
Supported Hypervisors n/a n/a n/a n/a KVM, VMware, Hyper-V, AWS, Azure

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