Intelligent CIO North America Issue 17 - Page 10


CTERA selected for contract with US Department of Veteran Affairs of VA ’ s legacy Network-Attached Systems ( NAS ) and eliminating application-specific infrastructure silos .

All data is securely replicated to AWS GovCloud ( US ), with special added support from CTERA , a distributed cloud file storage leader , for AWS Snowball to facilitate efficient bulk data transfer .

Peraton has selected CTERA ’ s file platform to support a US $ 497 million contract to provide Infrastructure-as-a- Managed-Service ( laaMS ) for the US Department of Veterans Affairs ( VA ) storage and computing infrastructure facilities across the US and globally .

Under the contract CTERA , which provides a global file system included on the Department of Defence Information Network ( DoDIN ) Approved Products List ( APL ), will deliver file services for missioncritical workloads , connecting up to 300 distributed sites to the VA Enterprise Cloud powered by AWS GovCloud ( US ). The solution design is based on centrally managed CTERA Edge Filers deployed over on-premises hyper-converged infrastructure , enabling the consolidation
“ CTERA offers a proven solution for unstructured data management challenges at the federal level ,” said Eric Watson , Senior Program Manager , Peraton , a leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider .
“ By enabling VA to embark on an edgeto-cloud file services strategy without compromising on highly stringent data security requirements , CTERA represents the ideal modern file storage component of the IaaMS contract .”

Dell Technologies and AWS help customers protect data from ransomware attacks

Dell Technologies and Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) are bringing Dell ’ s cyber-recovery vault to the AWS Marketplace with the launch of Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS . Through the AWS Marketplace , customers can easily purchase and deploy an air-gapped cybervault from Dell , a leading provider of data protection appliances and software globally , to help securely protect and isolate data away from a ransomware attack .

Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery for AWS provides multiple layers of protection with a modern approach that allows AWS customers to resume normal business operations quickly and confidently after a cyberattack . The solution moves a customer ’ s critical data away from the attack surface , physically and logically isolating it with a secure , automated operational air gap . Unlike standard backup solutions , this air gap locks down management interfaces , requiring separate security credentials and multi-factor authentication for access .
“ Data is a strategic asset and protecting it against ransomware and other cyberattacks is critical for organizations to make informed decisions about their business and thrive in today ’ s digital economy ,” said David Noy , Vice President of Data Protection Product Management , Dell Technologies .
“ By teaming with AWS , we are offering customers a cyber-recovery solution that isolates business-critical data away from an attack with an air-gapped cybervault , helping organizations reduce risk and protect data with confidence after a successful cyberattack .”
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