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Our Global File System technology is 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 enables LAN-speed file access, modern multi-site collaboration and data protection for remote users.

Your Files. Your Cloud. Your Control.
Unlimited Scalability
CTERA Global File System 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.
Modern Collaboration
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 Portal provides comprehensive control over your file services from a single pane of glass, reducing your IT burden.

The CTERA Architecture

Feature Highlights

Elastic Scalability
Seamlessly add storage capacity using low-cost private object storage or public cloud resources without impacting users 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.
Edge-to-Cloud Access
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.
WAN Optimization
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.
Multi-Cloud
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.
NT-ACL Enforcement
Streamline management of ACLs by maintaining one set of permissions for local and cloud file 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.

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