CTERA Networks has released a certified Application Packaging Standard (APS) for its storage-as-a-service offerings. This packaging of CTERA's service delivery tools will allow cloud service providers (CSPs) using Parallels Automation platform to sell, provision, manage, and bill for CTERA-based offerings and deliver backup and recovery services, enterprise file sync and share services, and disaster recovery and management services using CTERA cloud storage gateways – all from a single, integrated cloud framework.
By packaging its Cloud Storage Services Platform for Parallels APS, CTERA now enables simple and secure provisioning of white-labeled cloud-storage services via Parallels Automation. Parallels Automation allows for the delivery and consolidation of billing services with other hosted and cloud-based services including CTERA's, as well as Microsoft Office365, Cisco WebEx, McAfee Security, and more.
Additional features of the integration include:
- Using CTERA's multi-tenant platform with Parallels Automation, CSPs can provision services to new customers on the fly with pre-defined workflows and flexible service plans, making them available on self-service portals and app stores, and requiring no additional development or integration.
- CTERA's white-label-ready storage services enable CSPs to launch their own branded storage-as-a-service offerings for cloud-based endpoint backup, secure file sync and share, and remotely-managed storage gateways.
- Parallels Platform facilitates automated payment processing integration and fraudulent payment screening to provide simple and trusted transactions of CTERA-based cloud storage services.
CTERA is officially certified on Application Packaging Standard (APS) 1.2 and expects to be certified on APS 2.0 this quarter.