Integrated Cloud Storage Solution for Cisco ISR G2: Consolidate Branch Office and Small and Medium-Sized Business Infrastructure

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution connects users to the cloud - delivering the efficiency of the cloud with the confidence of a private network - with optimal user experience, cloud security, and simplified operations. Enterprise remote offices and branch offices (ROBO) and service providers serving SMBs can now extend their Cisco® Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2) routers with network-optimized hybrid on-premises and cloud backup facilities, local file sharing [NAS], and cloud-based file collaboration - consolidated into a single, managed device.

Integrated Cloud Storage Solution for Cisco ISR G2: Consolidate Branch Office and Small and Medium-Sized Business Infrastructure

The Cisco Cloud Connected Solution connects users to the cloud - delivering the efficiency of the cloud with the confidence of a private network - with optimal user experience, cloud security, and simplified operations. Enterprise remote offices and branch offices (ROBO) and service providers serving SMBs can now extend their Cisco® Integrated Services Router Generation 2 (ISR G2) routers with network-optimized hybrid on-premises and cloud backup facilities, local file sharing [NAS], and cloud-based file collaboration - consolidated into a single, managed device.

The Branch-Office Infrastructure Challenge

Enterprise ROBOs present a challenge to enterprise IT. With limited or no onsite IT staff, they require solutions with a small footprint that are easy to deploy and maintain. The Cisco ISR architecture was conceived to provide a singular platform to provide multiple services tightly integrated with the network infrastructure. CTERA Networks now further extends this platform to provide a hybrid solution for local and cloud storage, and leverage ISR G2 network services for optimal end-user experience.

All-in-One Cloud-Based Storage and Backup for ROBO and SMB Deployments

The CTERA Networks embedded solution for Cisco ISR G2 routers provides managed network storage and hybrid onsite and cloud backup capabilities, embedded as a virtual machine on the router. The solution allows organizations to deploy cloud-based storage services in a WAN-optimized, cost-effective package that is easy to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot.

Comprehensive Cloud Storage Services

The CTERA and Cisco ISR solution provides file and “bare metal” backup for servers, laptop, and desktop computers. Automated backup operations are performed locally and stored on the router’s storage module and then sent to the cloud according to the customer’s policy. Users can access their files from anywhere, using a browser or apps for mobile platforms including iPad, iPhone, and Android.

Enterprise Cloud File Sharing and Synchronization

In addition to backing up files, users can synchronize folders between multiple laptop computers and storage-embedded routers. This synchronization can be performed as needed or within defined project teams, making file sharing and collaboration easy.

End-to-End Security

Data sent to the cloud is encrypted using 256-bit AES. Backups are transmitted using SSL and stored securely in private or public cloud infrastructure, in folders that can be locked with a personal passphrase known only to the user and inaccessible to service provider or enterprise IT staff. Comprehensive Microsoft Active Directory integration allows user authentication with no need for additional configuration.

Centralized Policy-Based Management

Using CTERA’s management platform, CTERA Portal, you can remotely and centrally control deployments ranging from a few to many thousands of sites, using a template-based approach. Real-time monitoring, logging, and email alerting allow a small staff to manage even the largest deployments.

Optimized Quality of Service for Cloud Storage

The storage module is tightly integrated into the router to automatically provide optimal bandwidth use and quality of service (QoS). Backup traffic, folder synchronization, and cloud file access are all managed separately to provide a transparent user experience in the context of overall network traffic. For example, if a user is streaming video, backup operations will be delayed and throttled; at the same time, cloud file access will be given a higher priority while still ensuring smooth video playback.

  • Cloud storage services integrated into ISR G2
  • Backup, folder sync and file sharing supported
  • Private cloud or public cloud supported
  • WAN-optimized data stream
  • End-to-end security: Encryption, Active Directory authentication
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Resources

CTERA Virtual Cloud Gateway for Cisco IS: C02-709048-00_CTERA_CiscoISR_Co-Branded_v2a.pdf (160 KB)

Compatibility

Version Verified Compatible Cisco Product Date Tested
3.2 Cisco Cloud Connector
  • Cisco Cloud Connector Hosting Cisco UCS-E Series
01/21/2013
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