PALO ALTO, Calif. and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CTERA Networks (www.ctera.com), the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced that Telecom Italia (TI), the largest telecom provider in Italy, has launched cloud storage services for business customers using CTERA's cloud storage platform. Named "Nuvola It Data Space Easy," the TI-branded solution offers cloud backup and file sync & share services provisioned from Telecom Italia's secure, Italy-based data centers.
The new CTERA-powered offering allows users to share and synchronize files between multiple devices, and back up data to TI's cloud. Enterprise-grade encryption is used on all data sent to the cloud, and customers control the encryption keys, meaning that their data is safe from unauthorized access.
"Our customers have been looking for an Italy-based cloud storage service," said Enzo Bagnacani, marketing infrastructure solution director, Telecom Italia. "CTERA allows us to launch multiple cloud-storage-based services with iron-clad security and under our brand, while leveraging our investment in the Nuvola Italiana infrastructure."
Localized cloud storage services are emerging as a major market opportunity worldwide, and are critical for Italy's business sector where legal compliance and security remain top requirements. Concerns with the use of public cloud services have been exacerbated by the disclosure of PRISM and the NSA's surveillance and data mining program, and have accelerated the development of Italian-based clouds.
Telecom Italia selected CTERA after rigorous testing and deployment. Key factors in TI's selection of the CTERA platform included:
"CTERA has invested in creating a highly secure, scalable and unified platform that enables service providers to launch cloud storage services rapidly and at a fraction of the cost of alternative approaches," said Donato Antonangeli, regional director, Italy, CTERA. "We are excited to be chosen by Telecom Italia as their solution for business-grade cloud storage services. It is a testament to CTERA's leadership in cloud storage and to our commitment to the Italian market."
About CTERA Networks
CTERA Networks is the leader in cloud storage enablement, revolutionizing storage, data protection and collaboration for enterprises and SMBs. Its Cloud Attached Storage® architecture combines secure cloud storage services with on-premises appliances and managed agents. CTERA pioneered the cloud storage gateway concept, with tens of thousands of units deployed, and its scalable cloud service delivery platform is used by leading service providers and enterprises, on the public or private cloud infrastructure of their choice.
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