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New Managed File Access Solutions to Extend Corporate File Systems to Satellite Branches and Home Offices

By CIOReview | Thursday, March 25, 2021
Liran Eshel, CEO

Liran Eshel, CEO

CTERA is bringing unlimited data access to the far edge of the enterprise with the new remote work suite, enabling remote workgroups and data-intensive users to enjoy HQ-grade productivity from their home offices.

FREMONT, CA: CTERA, the edge-to-cloud file services leader, introduces a new remote work suite for its global file system featuring a small form factor edge filer and a new lightweight file access agent. The product suite lets enterprises securely widen LAN-speed access to corporate file shares for teams and data-intensive home users while preserving folder structures, permissions, and access control.

The pandemic brought an overnight shift to work-from-home that has raised data management hurdles in allowing remote NAS access, scaling distributed VDI platforms, and combating a steep rise in ransomware attacks. The CTERA Enterprise File Services Platform allows firms to connect remote sites and users over a single namespace and offer HQ-grade data access from any edge location or device. By unifying local file sharing with multi-cloud storage, CTERAs global file system technology lets enterprises modernize every aspect of their distributed file services delivery, compromising security.

The CTERA remote work suite has the CTERA Edge HC100, a desktop-sized edge filer with 1TB of high-speed NVMe cache providing fast network storage access for small workgroups, the CTERA Drive Connect agent for Windows, and MacOS that provides desktop-integrated cached access to corporate file shares. The new suite offers a unique solution for firms that seek to realize managed file services to several remote locations, eliminating the requirement for expensive servers and backup systems.

Firms must address urgent challenges related to offering access for small remote offices and work-from-home scenarios. CTERA’s potential to extend cloud file services to any office or endpoint while preserving organizational security and control fits many distributed enterprise requirements in the post-COVID era. CTERA is the leader in offering a holistic data management solution across large-scale implementations with heterogeneous access clients across laptops, VDIs, and filers.