Combined Solution ‘Future-Proofs’ Enterprise Cloud Storage by Supporting Block, File and Object Storage

Palo Alto, California and Petah Tikvah, Israel, May 2, 2014 — / — CTERA Networks today announced that its CTERA Cloud Storage Services Platform is compatible with EMC’s® ViPR™ software-defined storage platform, which CTERA will showcase next week at EMC World 2014 in Las Vegas. The integrated solution enables enterprises and service providers to deploy enterprise cloud storage services based on EMC ViPR as the software-defined storage (SDS) orchestration and control layer. This combined solution is future-proof by design and features support for leading enterprise and commodity-based NAS, block storage and next-generation object storage software.

With a uniquely comprehensive cloud storage platform-centric approach, the CTERA Cloud Storage Services Platform transforms IT organizations worldwide into service providers by turning cost-effective storage infrastructure into a scalable, secure and simple-to-deploy suite of data services – including remote office / branch office (ROBO) file storage, endpoint backup, server backup and self-branded portal for service providers – all from a unified platform with single pane-of-glass management.

The integration of CTERA’s platform further extends the value of CTERA’s existing integration with EMC Atmos® technology, which is deployed in production with numerous CTERA customers, providing object continuity for existing customers.

With the integrated CTERA and ViPR solution, enterprises and service providers can:

  • leverage existing storage investments to deploy new enterprise cloud storage services;
  • combine and manage EMC and non-EMC systems into a unified cloud storage resource;
  • provision cloud storage resources using multi-tier storage management to provide flexible data storage performance and cost-efficiency optimized for cloud user requirements;
  • address multiple cloud storage use-cases, including self-branded cloud service portals with account management and metering for service providers and endpoint backup for distributed enterprises from a single, managed cloud storage software stack.

“The use of CTERA’s cloud storage platform with ViPR software-defined storage creates an extensible environment that transforms both enterprise and commodity storage into meaningful cloud storage services for today’s cloud-enabled business.” Said Liran Eshel, CEO of CTERA. “It’s among the most comprehensive and flexible systems for enabling enterprise cloud storage services.”

“Software-defined storage and cloud storage services are at the nexus of two of the highest growth areas in enterprise IT today” said Arthur Min, Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Advanced Software Division, EMC. “We are pleased that CTERA has joined our ISV Partner Program and completed the VIPR compatibility testing. CTERA’s cloud services platform further extends the support of new next generation cloud storage use-cases with ViPR for today’s enterprises and service providers.”

CTERA will be exhibiting at EMC World next week and demoing its Cloud Storage Services Platform for EMC ViPR – May 5-8 at The Venetian, Las Vegas, Booth #923.

Additionally, CTERA’s senior vice president of marketing, Jeff Denworth, will be the featured presenter at a joint EMC-CTERA Webinar on May 27, entitled “Next-Generation Cloud File Services: Transforming Object Storage into Enterprise Data Services” – click here to register:

About CTERA Networks
CTERA Networks provides the industry’s first and only cloud storage services platform. Deployed by Global 1000 enterprises and leading cloud service providers, CTERA transforms private or public cloud infrastructure into scalable, secure, business-critical data services, addressing the storage, data protection and collaboration needs of business users. CTERA was founded by IT security experts in 2008, and is backed by Benchmark Capital, Venrock and Cisco. For more information visit or follow @CTERA on

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Source: CTERA Networks