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CTERA Named a 2010 Tech Innovator by Everything Channel's CRN CTERA Recognized for its Channel-Enabling Cloud Storage & Data Protection Solutions for Small-Mid Sized Businesses and Enterprise Branch Offices

LAS VEGAS, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CTERA(TM) Networks, an innovator in cloud storage and data protection, announced today that it was named a 2010 Tech Innovator in the cloud category by Everything Channel's CRN. Everything Channel's exclusive 8th annual Tech Innovator listing celebrates technology vendors that have introduced new solutions to drive advances throughout the technology channel. These companies implemented innovative methods to bridge the gap between current problems and solutions facing channel executives today.

CTERA is the first company to offer a comprehensive cloud services platform for data protection and storage created specifically for the emerging multi-tier network of value-added distributors (VAD), Internet-service providers (ISP), managed service providers (MSP) and value-added resellers (VAR) that are shaping the cloud eco-system. Sold exclusively through channel partners, CTERA's Cloud Attached Storage(R) solution combines fast local network storage appliances with the CTERA Portal(TM), empowering "Master MSPs" to work with multiple channel partners and resellers, while giving VARs complete flexibility in choosing a cloud infrastructure provider for their managed offerings. With CTERA's solution, channel partners can deliver highly-integrated and comprehensive storage and data protection services, such as hybrid local / cloud-based backup, universal remote access to files, and collaboration.

"It's an honor for CTERA to be recognized by Everything Channel's CRN, the leading technology channel publication, as it reflects our focus on helping our channel partners deliver easy to manage cloud storage services to their customers," said Liran Eshel, CEO of CTERA. "Our Cloud Attached Storage solution supports multiple business models, creating profitable opportunities for all our channel partners. Since we launched Cloud Attached Storage, our technology has been received with great enthusiasm by partners eager to enter the rapidly growing cloud services business." "Innovation is the cornerstone of all we do and the engine that drives the IT market. The technologies we rely on, and consider commonplace today, started on the backs of engineers and scientists in a R&D lab years ago. We applaud this year's winners for the hard work, vision and commitment to providing innovative solutions to our industry and solution providers," said Kelley Damore, Vice President, Editorial Director for Everything Channel.

Tech Innovators were nominated by their individual companies, and final selections were made by the editors of CRN and the CRN Test Center. The Tech Innovator awards were presented on November 11th at the 2010 XChange Tech Innovators Conference at the J.W. Marriot in Las Vegas.

Expanded coverage of the 2010 Tech Innovators will be featured in the December issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com.

About CTERA Networks CTERA(TM) Networks revolutionizes storage and data protection for SMBs and enterprise branch offices with Cloud Attached Storage(R), a hybrid solution that combines secure cloud storage services with on-premises storage appliances for a seamless user experience. CTERA provides a cloud services platform that enables service providers and IT resellers to quickly deliver cloud storage, hybrid local/offsite data protection and collaboration as managed services to their customers. For more information, visit www.ctera.com.

About Everything Channel Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com.

About United Business Media Limited UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

SOURCE: CTERA Networks CONTACT: Everything Channel Jill Aaronson, 516-562-7847 Jillian.aaronson@ec.ubm.com or CTERA Networks Lauren Frederick, 415-512-0770 CTERA@schwartzcomm.com Copyright Business Wire 2010 -0- KEYWORD: United States

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