CTERA introduces on-demand cloud data protection

CTERA Networks´ 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, the company said.

CTERA Cloud Server Data Protection allows organizations 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 operational 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.

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-optimized data protection in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), across AWS Availability Zones, and even across cloud providers. CTERA´s WAN-optimized 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 USD 0.0125/GB/month.