CTERA Networks has released a disaster recovery functionality for its cloud storage gateways that enables distributed enterprise to instantly and securely resolve local storage outages and ensure uninterrupted office operations and user productivity. CTERA cloud storage gateways are physical or virtual all-in-one remote office storage appliances with built-in cloud failover, hybrid backup and file sync and share acceleration.

IT administrators can now set CTERA gateways for continuous cloud synchronization of file system structures and permissions, and at any given time redirect users to secure direct-to-cloud access. This seamless cloud failover allows administrators to avoid the complexities associated with managing redundant storage devices and realize cost savings of up to 80%.

The new capability is made available as part of a new release of CTERA’s patented cloud file system, the first of its type to extend Windows ACLs (Access Control Lists) from the office to the cloud, across any choice of file servers, mobile clients, and physical or virtual desktops. It also provides a simple transformation path for organizations seeking to modernize branch infrastructure, allowing easy migration of file shares and user access permissions from legacy servers to the cloud.