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CTERA Releases Enterprise File Services Platform 7.0

by Michael Rink
Enterprise File Services Platform 7.0

Today, CTERA released a new version of their Enterprise File Services Platform, 7.0. Liran Eshel and Zohar Kaufman founded CTERA Networks (commonly referred to as just CTERA) in May of 2008. Liran is currently serving as the company’s CEO. Zohar Kaufman left CTERA two years ago in 2018 to found Portshift. CTERA’s first product was a cloud gateway, and moving files and other data into the cloud remains a major focus of the company.

Today, CTERA released a new version of their Enterprise File Services Platform, 7.0. Liran Eshel and Zohar Kaufman founded CTERA Networks (commonly referred to as just CTERA) in May of 2008. Liran is currently serving as the company’s CEO. Zohar Kaufman left CTERA two years ago in 2018 to found Portshift. CTERA’s first product was a cloud gateway, and moving files and other data into the cloud remains a major focus of the company.

Enterprise File Services Platform 7.0

The CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform unifies local file sharing with cloud storage. The 7.0 release has four main highlights. The first is the introduction of a new edge-to-cloud transfer protocol they call CTERA Direct that synchronizes data at a throughput of up to 30TB per day per site. The company claims that their new protocol has minimal sensitivity to network latency, but didn’t provide any studies to verify that. CTERA Direct combines a zero-trust content distribution design with disaggregated architecture routing data to the nearest cloud location. The new protocol should help accelerate responsiveness for the much larger portion of the workforce who work from home now, as long as they are already using the CTERA ecosystem in the form of CTERA desktop and VDI agents. The second highlight is that the software now allows users to dynamically segment their global file system into any number of geographic locations. Geofencing data in this way often makes the network more responsive. More critically, it also makes it possible to limit liability exposure, and thus compliance requirements, to individual nations. The third highlight is the addition of a migration engine that enables automated data discovery and import from NAS systems such as NetApp, Dell EMC, and Windows Server with full perseveration of folder structure and permissions. The engine, called CTERA Migrate, streamlines enterprise cloud transformation initiatives that otherwise might be hindered by the complexity and cost overhead of data migration from legacy systems. The fourth highlight is enhanced support for Apple device users. CTERA also recently released new versions of its mobile app for iOS and Android for consistent user experiences across desktop, mobile, and cloud.

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