Global File System
Global File System technology is at the core of the CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform. It creates a single global namespace for all your files and helps you achieve infinite cloud storage capacity with reduced costs.
Supporting a full range of edge-to-cloud file services, the Global File System is a federated distributed file system that enables LAN-speed file access, modern multi-site collaboration and data protection for users everywhere.
Your Files. Your Cloud. Your Control.
CTERA enables boundless storage capacity for all sites, caching and storing hot files at the edge while tiering cold files to cloud object storage. With elastic scaling, there's no need for truck rolls or new appliances to increase capacity.
Real-time collaboration among distributed teams accelerates workflows and improves productivity. Any number of users can edit, collaborate, and share files across remote offices with the same familiar file structure and user experience.
Centralized Management & Control
Centrally orchestrating and managing the data stored on your endpoints, remote offices and mobile devices, CTERA provides comprehensive control over and visibility into your file data from a single pane of glass, reducing your IT burden.
The CTERA Architecture
Seamlessly add storage capacity using low-cost private object storage or public cloud resources without impacting file access at the edge.
Multi-Site File Sharing and Collaboration
Make sure all users at all sites always have access (at office and mobile) to the latest file version, see file changes in real time, and are able to collaborate as if they all were working under one roof.
Data Protection and Availability
Never worry about backup as all file changes are tracked and synced to your cloud. Smart caching ensures availability of critical data even during loss of connectivity or cloud provider downtime. Comply with disaster recovery requirements with CTERA’s zero-minute DR.
Access the Global File System from your edge filer to seamlessly replace legacy Windows file servers and NAS filers. Run CTERA Drive on your mobile devices or desktop to enable users to collaborate on the same files in real time.
Leverage CTERA's source-based deduplication and compression at the edge for reduced latency, optimized bandwidth usage and lower storage costs.
Office 365 Integration
Create, edit, and collaborate on Office 365 files stored behind the firewall, ensuring strict security and privacy of corporate information. Create new Office 365 files using CTERA's web browser interface.
Eliminate vendor lock-in - choose any public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructure; combine multiple cloud providers; and migrate data seamlessly between clouds or on-prem object storage systems without downtime or end user interruption.
Streamline management of ACLs by maintaining one set of permissions for local and cloud file system access. NT-ACL-aware failover to cloud, and NT-ACL enforcement on the CTERA Portal and the Edge Filer are managed via the Global File System, saving IT admins time and headaches.
What the Industry is Saying
"CTERA allows us to adopt cloud technologies easily, and to avoid any performance or data security challenges."
Ewan McSween, IT Business Partner & Enterprise Architect, J. Walter Thompson London
"CTERA 7.0 adds a number of advanced capabilities that not only improves collaboration for the multi-cloud Global File System with local caching, but addresses some specific needs customers may have for security, data migration, data protection, and performance in edge-to-cloud uses."
Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist & Analyst
"As we faced the limitations of our on-premise storage infrastructure, our investigation into cloud and object storage-based platforms culminated in the CTERA global file system, which allowed us to consolidate virtualization, backups, storage, presentation, and sharing into a single solution."
Kyle Edsall, VP Technology
"CTERA caching enables infinite file capacity for our global office environments and significantly boosts our ability to collaborate on files across the organization."
Menakshi Sehwani, I.T. Business Partner
"CTERA saved us money, enabled real-time availability of our corporate data, and made our business more secure."
Jeff Pisano, VP of Operations
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