ChalkTalk Video: Beyond File Sync and Share – Why IT needs a Data Services Platform

Join Storage Switzerland Founder, George Crump, and CTERA’s VP of Marketing Jeff Denworth, in this ChalkTalk video as they discuss how IT can leverage a data services platform to address the needs of the company, moving beyond file sync and share, while keeping employees productive in home offices, remote offices and on the road.

The Tip of the Iceberg

An easy-to-use data sharing and collaboration experience is just the tip of the iceberg. Beyond file sync and share, another set of services needs to be deployed to ensure that data protection, data security and regulatory compliance. This means providing backup and DR for the primary storage infrastructure, but also protection for the endpoint devices employees are using to access that data. CTERA’s Data Services Platform, in addition to Enterprise File Sync and Share and data protection, provides a comprehensive solution that integrates Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and antivirus, among other services.

DLP, EMM and antivirus

Data Loss Prevention is software that monitors the infrastructure to detect possible data breaches at the storage and network levels and by monitoring mobile devices while they’re in use. Similarly, companies are using Enterprise Mobility Management applications to help them design and implement a strategy to make the use of tablets and smartphones as efficient and secure as possible. Antivirus protection for environments that rely on mobile devices is also part of a consolidated effort to secure the company’s data and infrastructure.


Workforce mobility means supporting more than desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. It means making a commitment to supporting the endpoints that employees use today and will use tomorrow. For more and more companies this includes virtual desktops. The CTERA Data Services Platform also provides file services for VDI environments. By storing their home directories in the CTERA cloud, users gain true data mobility and IT saves money on high-performance VDI storage capacity.

Eric is an Analyst with Storage Switzerland and has over 25 years experience in high-technology industries. He’s held technical, management and marketing positions in the computer storage, instrumentation, digital imaging and test equipment fields. He has spent the past 15 years in the data storage field, with storage hardware manufacturers and as a national storage integrator, designing and implementing open systems storage solutions for companies in the Western United States.  Eric earned degrees in electrical/computer engineering from the University of Colorado and marketing from California State University, Humboldt.  He and his wife live in Colorado and have twins in college.

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