Backblaze and CTERA Provide All-in-One, Distributed Cloud File Storage Solution

Date: 30/03/2022

Backblaze,

Inc. (Nasdaq: BLZE), a leading independent storage cloud platform, and CTERA, a

leader in distributed cloud file storage for enterprises announce a partnership

to make life easier for IT admins challenged by on-premises file server and NAS

management in an age of rapidly expanding remote workforces and global

collaboration.





The Backblaze and CTERA partnership provides a modern,

all-in-one, cloud file storage solution that extends and expands the

capabilities of traditional NAS and file servers in the cloud—freeing IT teams

to do more with the resources typically reserved for troubleshooting or

replacing on-premises hardware.





“We’re seeing a massive shift from traditional NAS to cloud NAS, from

edge to core access, as organisations evolve and expand,” Oded Nagel, Chief

Strategy Officer of CTERA, observed. “CTERA is committed to providing the

widest choice of cloud to our customers. The Backblaze-CTERA partnership

establishes a compelling, new, cost-effective storage option for companies that

wish to tier their data to the cloud for redundancy and collaboration.”





The partnership combines CTERA’s Enterprise

File Services Platform for distributed cloud file services on top of

Backblaze B2’s object storage to deliver a

cloud-based global file system, allowing IT admins to:






  • Expand the capacity of existing on-premises


    infrastructure.


  • Retire legacy file servers and NAS devices altogether.

  • Empower remote workforces and multi-site collaboration.

  • Establish resilient disaster recovery and business


    continuity plans.


  • Back up data distributed globally in one centralised


    store, while maintaining instant (via CTERA’s Edge Filers) and reliable

    access (via Backblaze’s 99.9% uptime SLA).


  • Optimise budget with pay-as-you-go cloud storage


    pricing ¼ the price of equivalent offerings.







"If you're tired of buying new equipment every three

years, replacing hard drives, paying for maintenance, or power, or space in a

data centre, and all of the headaches of managing remote user access,"

Nilay Patel VP of Sales at Backblaze noted, "then the CTERA and Backblaze

partnership is perfect for you. The setup is incredibly easy and the immediate

budget and staffing relief will give you resources to tackle new opportunities.

You'll never have to—or want to—upgrade your NAS again."





CTERA details the solution in a blog post the company published today, and the

companies will host a joint webinar on 27 April 2022 at 4 pm BST /

11 am EST / 8 am PST to describe the solution and take questions.





About Backblaze





Backblaze makes it astonishingly easy to store, use, and

protect data. The Backblaze Storage Cloud provides a foundation for businesses,

developers, IT professionals, and individuals to build applications, host

content, manage media, back up and archive data, and more. With over two

billion gigabytes of data storage under management, the company currently works

with close to 500,000 customers in over 175 countries. Founded in 2007, the

company is based in San Mateo, CA. For more information, please go to www.backblaze.com.





About CTERA





CTERA is the distributed cloud file storage leader, powering

more than 50,000 sites and millions of corporate users. CTERA delivers a

cloud-native global file system over public or private object storage, with a

rich data services ecosystem that enables enterprises to gain full control of

their data environment, for optimal edge performance, granular security, data

insight and governance.





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