CTERA announced that the C200 series will be discontinued at the end of this year. What's this mean for C200 owners? Here's what's next.
CTERA C200 Alternatives
Although the CTERA C200 is a great hybrid Cloud solution, we understand it's not for everyone. Here are some alternatives to consider.
At Omnis Technologies, the CTERA C200 is our flagship cloud solution. Its reliability and customization make it perfect for managing multiple different workstations.
However, we also realize that the CTERA C200 may not be the best solution for everybody. A big reason for this is its dependability on the Cloud. Although the C200 is HIPPA-compliant, many don’t feel comfortable backing up important or sensitive data to the Cloud.
Aside from that, the CTERA unit can also be a bit pricey. So as a result of these factors, we want to provide you with a short list of CTERA C200 alternatives.
Here’s what we came up with:
- ioSafe Solo G3
- Macrium Reflect
ioSafe Solo G3
The ioSafe Solo G3 is an external hard drive that comes in three sizes: 2TB, 4TB, and 6TB. It also comes with the option to include a warranty and data recovery service, both of which are available for 2 or 5 years.
The Solo G3 is also fire and waterproof. It’s rated for 1,500 degrees fahrenheit at 30 minutes and can be submerged 10 feet underwater for 72 hours. You may or may not plan on storing your device in the pool or in your oven, but it’s nice to have the added security!
The ioSafe Solo G3 works best for personal use and smaller businesses.
Carbonite is a company that provides online backup services for Windows and macOS users. Purchased by the Canadian software company OpenText back in 2019, Carbonite can back up documents, emails, photos, settings, and more.
Carbonite offers multiple different products and services, and puts an emphasis on straight cloud backups. Overall it’s not as pricey as the CTERA unit, but business use can still be a little more expensive.
Macrium Reflect is a software that uses trusted endpoint backup solutions to service both commercial and personal customers.
Macrium specializes in creating a reliable image of a hard disk drive. This image is used to restore your data when complete or partial system loss occurs.
They even offer a 30-day free trial so you can see if they’re a fit for you and your needs.
This is the most comparable alternative to the CTERA C200. This trusted software allows you to perform both local and cloud backups to an external hard drive.
Acronis boasts a user base of over 5 million and backs up over 500,000 businesses. They also have a free trial, along with several different plans you can choose from.
Back Up Your Decision
Although the CTERA brand is not as popular as these other ones that we mentioned, it’s still one of the best available options if you’re looking for a device that is easy to install, navigate, and operate.
No matter which one you choose, they’re all recommended for personal use, with only a couple being comparable to the C200 as a business Cloud solution.