CTERA Unveils 'Faster' and 'More Versatile' Edge Filer Appliance

Secure enterprise file services provider CTERA Networks today announced that it would be expanding its appliance product line with the new CTERA HC Series Edge Filers, which offer new levels of capacity and performance. According to the company, the CTERA HC Series Edge Filers will "support up to 96TB of raw local storage, 10GbE interfaces, all-flash options and the ability to spin multiple virtual machines on the same device," which results in "faster, larger and more versatile edge filers."

According to the statement, highlights of the new CTERRA HC Series appliance include:

  • Up to 96TB raw storage
  • All-flash option
  • Petabyte-scale cloud tiering to any public or private cloud
  • 10GbE interfaces with both fiber and copper options
  • Ability to run multiple virtual machines on the same appliance
  • High-availability and disaster recovery
  • Global 24x7 enterprise support with on-site service

The all-in-one solution provides users with local access to cloud-based files "while continuously synchronizing file changes to a global file system," according to the company.

"Enterprises are seeking modern and more efficient ways to manage branch IT as their global locations expand, their headcounts grow, and their infrastructure requirements change," said Oded Nagel, chief strategy officer of CTERA, in a prepared statement. "The new CTERA HC Series is a powerful and robust evolution of our appliance product line, delivering optimized capabilities to meet emerging resource-intensive edge workloads like large file collaboration and archiving, data tiering, and more. In a single appliance, enterprise IT can future-proof against storage sprawl, modernize file services delivery, and converge critical ROBO infrastructure, applications, and protocols – all while delivering the highest levels of performance demanded by branch users."

The new CTERA HC Series Edge Filers are available today with models scaling from a four-bay 1U system to a 12-bay 2U system. More information can be found on the company's Web site.

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Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.


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