CTERA Networks has announced that its Cloud Server Data Protection Platform is now available on-demand on AWS Marketplace, allowing enterprises to quickly and easily deploy a fully automated file-level backup and recovery solution for cloud-based servers and applications.
CTERA Cloud Server Data Protection allows organisations to back up any number of Windows and Linux Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances hosted on AWS, and to use AWS as a backup target for applications running on any cloud or object storage-based solution.
The solution addresses the evolving architectural and operations considerations for protecting cloud-based data with a wide range of APIs to enable in-cloud backup and file-level and application backup. With new support for AWS CloudFormation deployment templates, CTERA Cloud Server Data Protection enables AWS Marketplace customers to be up and running in just five clicks, alleviating the pain of deploying complex traditional data center backup solutions to protect cloud instances.
"The enterprise data protection game is changing as organizations increasingly embrace the cloud as part of their production and protection strategies," said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst for Data Protection at ESG. "Organisations of all sizes are seeking better ways to safeguard the workloads and data residing within cloud-based services, as well as for endpoints and ROBOs that have historically been problematic to protect. CTERA's approach around a cost-effective, secure, and scalable solution for in-cloud and cross-cloud data protection makes them one to watch as organizations continue to improve their data protection across an increasingly diverse and distributed workplace."
CTERA Cloud Server Data Protection provides enterprises with full flexibility and control of their data and data security, globally deduplicating and compressing backups at the source for efficient, network-optimised data protection in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), across AWS Availability Zones, and even across cloud providers. CTERA's WAN-optimised backup agents enable enterprises to leverage AWS as a cross-cloud backup target for application data hosted on any cloud infrastructure.
The platform also delivers significant cost savings, leveraging information lifecycle tools from Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to intelligently place backup data on Amazon S3-Standard Infrequent Access tier (Standard – IA), where storage is priced as low as US$0.0125/GB/month.
"As enterprise organizations increasingly migrate their businesses to take advantage of the agility and flexibility benefits of the AWS Cloud, they aim to maintain a high degree of file-level data protection and high-speed recovery strategies," said Barry Russell, GM, Global Business Development, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "This listing on AWS Marketplace makes it easier for customers to use CTERA Cloud Server Data Protection to granularly protect their enterprise applications in the cloud – all with frictionless procurement, fast deployment, and straightforward unified billing."