File Services Company CTERA Awarded Cloud Services Contract with State of Texas

CTERA, a company with a global file system providing multi-cloud data management with full control over data residency, “military-grade” security, and edge-to-cloud acceleration for desktops and branch offices, has been awarded a statewide IT contract to deliver edge-to-cloud file services through the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR).

The DIR Cloud Services agreement would enable entities in the State of Texas and other participating states to quickly deploy and manage CTERA solutions for remote branch storage, enterprise file sync and share (EFSS), data protection, and more.

CTERA’s Enterprise File Services Platform helps government and enterprise organizations transition from traditional file storage systems to secured cloud-based solutions. DIR customers have the choice to purchase and manage the CTERA platform within their own infrastructure or to leverage CTERA’s secured cloud managed services offering.

The Texas DIR provides oversight of information, data, and technology for state and local government and education agencies. With CTERA already deployed in many U.S. government agencies, including the State of Texas, the DIR cloud services contract would help simplify and accelerate IT procurement of the CTERA platform through an online portal.


CTERA enables DIR customers to address the full range of enterprise file services and use cases, including:

  • Office Storage Modernization – All-in-one edge filers that replace legacy file servers and intelligently tier file data to “cost-effective and scalable” object storage
  • Multi-Site Collaboration – Global file system technology enables distributed offices to access and collaborate on file data within a single namespace
  • Endpoint File Sharing and Backup – Secure file collaboration and data protection solutions delivered from the same software client for Windows, Mac, and Linux machines

“State and local government customers are finding greater levels of employee productivity and TCO reduction through the modernization of aging file services infrastructure,” said Richard Elliott, SVP Operations, CTERA. CTERA is pleased to partner with Texas DIR to offer state customers a highly secure and unified platform to accelerate cloud IT initiatives.”