CTERA Named a 2012 Emerging Vendor by CRN and UBM Channel

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For the Third Year in a Row, CTERA is Recognized for its Leading Cloud Storage Enablement Solutions

CTERA Networks, the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced it has been selected by UBM Channel and CRN as a 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor. The annual list features the most innovative vendors who not only deliver technology that is easy to use, but can generate the high margins solution providers require. The vendors that make up the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2006 or later, have revenue under $1 billion and have an active U.S. channel strategy.

Among these Emerging Vendors are companies that have already established themselves in their market segment and others that are already making an impact despite a recent launch. Each organization on the list represents a new partnership and go-to-market opportunity for solution providers looking to identify new vendor partners.

As the demand for cloud storage and collaboration continues to explode from organizations of all sizes, CTERA has emerged as a leader in the market. Its hybrid solution, which is ideal for SMBs and enterprise branch and remote offices (ROBO), combines secure cloud storage services with on-premise storage appliances, managed end-point agents and a mobile app for a seamless user experience. CTERA enables managed service providers and enterprises to deliver an all-in-one suite of cloud storage services including backup, file sharing, cloud on-ramping and mobile collaboration. Purpose-built for the channel and with a 100% channel-sales model, CTERA provides the most flexible and scalable cloud storage solution in the industry, capable of centrally managing thousands of gateways and end-point agents, and connecting to a wide array of public and private cloud storage infrastructures. The company’s channel-friendly architectures empowers resellers to provide their own branded cloud storage services with no need to invest in datacenter infrastructure, easing their transition into cloud services.

“Emerging doesn't mean what it used to,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. “And this collection of up-and-comers and new-to-the-game vendors is on an upward trajectory that a host of young companies that preceded them could barely imagine. With new innovations like cloud computing and virtualization speeding up the pace of innovation, and technology mainstays like storage and networking branching off into new directions, this list encapsulates a tectonic technology shift where the recently founded are starting to rule the roost and become household names much more quickly than in the past. We congratulate each vendor on the list and congratulate them for placing an emphasis on innovation and ease of use, features that are the hallmark of any successful channel offering.”

Final selection to the Emerging Technology Vendor list was made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information. To view a sample of the list and read the editorial accompaniment visit http://www.CRN.com.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized by CRN for the third year in a row for our constant innovation,” said Liran Eshel, CEO of CTERA. “This is a clear recognition of CTERA’s continued success at powering our global partners with breakthrough storage solutions that are driving new high-margin revenue opportunities for them, and of our commitment to selling purely through the channel.”

About CTERA Networks

CTERA Networks is the leader in cloud storage enablement, revolutionizing storage, data protection and collaboration for enterprise branch offices and SMBs. Its hybrid 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. For more information, visit http://www.ctera.com. Follow CTERA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CTERA

UBM Channel (http://www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel.

UBM plc (http://www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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