Exponential-e, a British cloud, network and unified communications provider, and CTERA Networks, a global leader in secure edge-to-cloud file services with more than 50,000 enterprise locations deployed worldwide, have announced a partnership to provide secure enterprise file services.
Focusing on unified data management, modern content collaboration and continuous data protection for distributed organisations, the partnership opens new opportunities for British and global organisations to embark on their cloud transformation without compromising performance or security.
Integrating CTERA’s technology into Exponential-e’s S4 Cloud Object Storage offering allows enterprises to dramatically lower the cost of storage with a modern and scalable solution that provides users with local access to their ‘hot’ files, while moving other data to S4 buckets for effective Information Lifecycle Management (ILM). The private, dedicated and multi-tenant cloud architectures help better serve customers that are highly concerned about their data privacy and data sovereignty to transform to the cloud.
As a Dell EMC Cloud Service Provider and Strategic Outsourcer, Exponential-e is also able to enhance and extend cloud-ready solutions, such as hyperconverged infrastructure with managed global SD-WAN services.
Using CTERA’s technology, Exponential-e will be able to offer a suite of secure multi-cloud services including:
- High performance global file service delivery
- Remote office/branch office (ROBO) hybrid cloud NAS
- Private file sync and share
- Endpoint backup and data protection
- Centralised global storage infrastructure to reduce TCO
Jonathan Bridges, Chief Innovation Officer at Exponential-e, said: “We selected CTERA following an RFP involving careful consideration of the most notable competitors in the market for enterprise file services. We particularly wanted to serve our wide customer base including SMEs, large enterprises and public sector organisations.
“From a customer perspective, we established that working with CTERA enables us to support them in optimising their total cost of ownership (TCO) for data management and storage, whilst delivering a rich range of enhanced features to drive increased collaboration and enhanced data security and protection.”
Exponential-e, which supports more than 3,000 customers in the UK and worldwide and has recently managed more than 60 major international Digital Transformation projects, has seen a dramatic uplift in enterprise demand for a secure multi-cloud data management platform that can extend the edge to the cloud.
It therefore needed to identify and add to its offering a leading technology to help overcome common challenges when managing cloud storage infrastructure, such as performance, security and cost.
“We love seeing more MSP partners benefit from the business value they get from the CTERA Files service platform. Our promise for a secure cloud transformation stands together with Exponential-e’s mission to modernise the IT for their customers and we are thrilled to see that some have already chosen our technology to achieve their imperative transformation,” said Michael Amselem, VP Sales, Europe at CTERA.