The C400 is a 4-bay rack-mount cloud-attached storage appliance to its premises hardware, supporting up to four hot-swappable 3.5" SATA drives. The C200 is a 2-bay appliance, supporting two 3.5" SATA drives; both the C200 and C400 can also use external USB drives. The CloudPlug lets an external USB/eSATA drive be used as a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device. According to Ctera, the C400 supports RAID5/6, and a single appliance "is capable of supporting sites ranging from 50 to 200 users and acts as a gateway for secure, performance-optimized cloud services." All of Ctera's appliances can be remotely managed, using Ctera's Portal, allowing them to be available through MSPs and VARs as a fully-managed service.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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