Orange Launches Small Business Storage Service Powered by CTERA
Innovative Solution Combines On-Premises Storage Appliances with Orange's Le
Cloud Pro Portal
PARIS and PETAH TIKVAH, Israel, Feb. 13, 2013
PARIS and PETAH TIKVAH, Israel, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CTERA Networks,
the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced it was selected by
France Telecom-Orange (NYSE:FTE), one of the world's largest telecom
providers, to power its new storage service offered to more than 1 million
small business subscribers in France alone. The innovative solution, developed
by CTERA, allows Orange customers to securely store, share and back up files
using a cloud-enabled appliance that is installed locally at the customer
premises and managed from Orange's Le Cloud Pro portal without the need for
on-site IT support.
"We are seeing growing demand for hybrid local/cloud storage solutions, and
wanted to provide our customers with the best choice in storage technology,"
said Luc Bretones, vice president SMB Market, Orange."Together with our
customers and partners, we built a suite of cloud applications and on-demand
services specifically tailored to the needs of SMBs and SOHOs. Thanks to
CTERA's advanced technology, the new offering is exceptionally simple to
install, and integrates seamlessly with our Livebox Pro router and Le Cloud
Users that subscribe to the service receive a local storage appliance that
automatically connects with single sign-on to their existing Le Cloud Pro
account. The service provides backup and file sharing at local network speed,
as well as remote web-based file access, and mobile collaboration on iOS and
Android devices. As a result, users can easily protect their data and access
it anywhere, anytime.
"Cloud-enabled storage and backup services represent a major revenue
opportunity for service providers," said Herve Bourgeois, vice president,
international sales, CTERA. "We are thrilled to be selected by Orange, one of
the world's leading telecommunicationsoperators. This initiative brings CTERA
to millions of small businesses, and represents a key milestone in our
expansion in Europe."
Availability: The product, "Stockage Local", is available online on Orange's
"Le Cloud Pro" portal, in France Telecom shops, in Orange's 1016 telesales
center, and via licensed Orange resellers.
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading
telecommunicationsoperators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has
170,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2012, including 105,000 employees
in France. Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 227
million customers at 30 September 2012, including 169 million mobile customers
and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is
one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services
and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in
providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
About CTERA Networks
CTERA Networks is the leader in cloud storage enablement, revolutionizing
storage, data protection and collaboration for enterprises 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 www.ctera.com. Follow CTERA on
SOURCE CTERA Networks
Contact: CTERA Networks, Nathan Beers, Schwartz MSL, +1-415-512-0770,
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