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PALO ALTO, Calif. and PETAH TIKVAH, Israel, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- CTERA Networks (, the leader in cloud storage enablement, today announced it has been named one of the top 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors of 2014 by CRN. The annual list recognizes the most innovative cloud vendors and solutions tailored to address the channel industry's unique needs. CTERA was honored for its cloud storage platform, a comprehensive offering utilized by managed service providers (MSPs) and value added resellers (VARs) to address the needs of enterprise and SMB customers.

Each year, CRN honors the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors in an effort to help solution providers navigate the growing cloud marketplace and identify the best solutions to support the IT channel. Winners are named across five major cloud categories including platforms and tools, infrastructure, storage, security and software, based on data and information gathered from both solution provider nominations and the CRN editorial team.

Designed for creating, deploying and managing storage-as-a-service solutions, CTERA's cloud storage enablement suite provides value-added cloud services to channel partners in a variety of deployment models. It is comprised of cloud storage gateway appliances, a cloud-side service delivery platform and agents for servers, laptops and mobile – all unified through the central management interface of the CTERA Portal. Partners are able to create custom service plans and provision cloud-based services in minutes, introducing new revenue streams for their business and improving customer retention.

"The adoption of cloud computing solutions is showing no signs of slowing down as solution providers look to provide their clients with the scalability, flexibility and cost benefits necessary to compete in today's business environment," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "Each vendor on this list was carefully selected based on its ability to help organizations capitalize on those opportunities."

"It's an honor to be recognized again by CRN as one of the coolest cloud vendors of the year," said Liran Eshel, founder and CEO, CTERA Networks. "As VARs and MSPs continue to shift toward cloud-based services, we provide the comprehensive storage-as-a-service solution that their customers require in a single, easy-to-manage solution. Our approach has been validated by the tremendous channel business growth we've realized in North America and around the world."

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. For more information, visit Follow CTERA on Twitter:

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

Betzi Hanc
The Channel Company
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Jim Crook
InkHouse Media + Marketing (for CTERA)
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