Orange Launches Small Business Storage Service Powered by CTERA

Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:00am EST

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Innovative Solution Combines On-Premises Storage Appliances with Orange's Le
Cloud Pro Portal
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 Pro  portal."

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 telecommunications operators. 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.  

About Orange

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators
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 Twitter: 
http://www.twitter.com/CTERA    

SOURCE  CTERA Networks


CTERA Networks, Nathan Beers, Schwartz MSL, +1-415-512-0770,
ctera@schwartzcomm.com

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