Telefonica Launches Cloud Storage Services for Businesses, Powered by CTERA

 Telefonica Launches Cloud Storage Services for Businesses, Powered by CTERA

Telefónica-Branded Solution Includes CTERA's Secure File Sync & Share, Cloud
Storage Gateways, and Hybrid Backup with Enterprise Management Capabilities

PR Newswire

MADRID and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, March 26, 2013

MADRID and PETACH TIKVAH, Israel, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CTERA
Networks, the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced that
Telefónica (NYSE: TEF), one of the world's largest telecom providers, has
launched cloud storage services using CTERA's Cloud Storage Enablement Suite,
including secure file sync & share for laptop and smartphone users, and hybrid
backup using cloud storage gateways.


The service, named "Disco Virtual en Red", is fully Telefónica-branded and
aimed at addressing the storage, file sharing and data protection needs of
Telefónica's enterprise customers in Spain. "Disco Virtual en Red" is
available as part of the IT offering for the entrerprise market at
Telefónica's Aplicateca business app store and in its Fusion Empresas

The CTERA's Cloud Storage Enablement Suite, used by Telefónica, comprises a
cloud-side service delivery platform, on-premises cloud storage gateways, and
agents for servers, laptops and mobile – all with a unified management

CTERA was selected for its ability to scale to hundreds of thousands of
customers, while seamlessly meshing with existing billing and provisioning
systems, including Telefónica's own Aplicateca business app store.

"We identified a need in the market for Spain-based, secure cloud storage
services," said Andres López Hedoire, marketing manager, cloud security and
management at Telefónica. "We chose CTERA as our partner in creating this
innovative service because they provide a unified platform for enabling cloud
storage services, supporting the scalability we need and the security that our
customers expect. Thanks to CTERA's multi-tenant architecture, enterprise
customers have their own 'private hosted' environments, with complete
separation of data, security and access privileges."

Telefónica is hosting the cloud infrastructure in its own datacenters and is
able to monitor and troubleshoot devices and software agents remotely, as well
as perform remote firmware and software upgrades.

"It is becoming increasingly evident that cloud-based storage, backup, and
file sync & share services represent a major opportunity for cloud service
providers," said Hervé Bourgeois, VP of international sales at CTERA. "We are
thrilled that Telefónica, one of the world's largest telecom providers, chose
to deliver those services based on our platform. The new partnership is an
important milestone in our growth in the European market."

Customers using the new cloud service can select a number of different

Secure file sync & share: Bi-directional synchronization of local folders on
users' PCs, Macs and Linux environments to the cloud, with full data-at-rest
and data-in-transit encryption, and mobile collaboration supporting iOS and

Cloud-based team collaboration: Customers can set up shared workspaces for
project teams, where users share files in the cloud, invite external users to
access files on a time-limited basis, and have files synchronized to their PCs
for local offline access.

Cloud storage gateway appliances: Customers can choose to have an on-premises
CTERA appliance that provides a full set of NAS (network attached storage)
features, supporting CIFS, NFS, AFP, FTP and rsync protocols, with RAID for
local redundancy and customer-defined replication to the cloud.

Hybrid local / cloud backup: Customers can back up their servers, laptops and
desktops to the local CTERA appliance for hybrid local/cloud backup, at both
file and disk-image level (bare metal). Backup is incremental, de-duplicated
between users within the same company, and encrypted, with private key control
given to the customer so that their data remains secure.

Access anywhere: Customers can access and manage their shared files, backups
and accounts on the Web, using a standard browser and mobile devices.

Using CTERA's advanced Active Directory GPO (Group Policy Object) and Single
Sign On integration, Telefónica's enterprise customers can effortlessly
deliver end-point cloud backup and file sync & share services to hundreds or
thousands of employees, with a single click.

About Telefónica

Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in
terms of market
capitalization and number of customers. From this outstanding position in the
industry, and with
its mobile, fixed and broadband businesses as the key drivers of its growth,
Telefónica has focused its strategy on becoming a leading company in the
digital world.

The company has a significant presence in 25 countries and a customer base
that amounts to close to 314 million accesses around the world. Telefónica has
a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company
focuses an important part of its growth strategy.

Telefónica is a 100% listed company traded on the Spanish Stock Market
(Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, New York,
Lima, and Buenos Aires.

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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