In case you haven’t heard the news, CTERA has unfortunately decided to discontinue the C200 series (que “The Sound Of Silence”). While this may come as a surprise to some, the C200 is at the end of a product line that has also seen discontinuations (the C800 and C400 were discontinued as well).
So, the CTERA C200 will be discontinued as of the end of this year. But what does this mean for current CTERA customers and clients who are using the C200 for their storage? Well, it doesn’t mean that you’ll be completely left in the dark. In fact, the folks at CTERA have allotted current C200 users plenty of time to adjust to the discontinuation.
What’s Next for C200 Users?
If you’re a current C200 customer and this bit of news has caught you off guard, try not to sweat it. If you’re enrolled in Cloud care, then you have nothing to worry about in terms of coverage.
CTERA representatives have predicted that the C200 will still be supported for about another five or more years. This brings many a sigh of relief, especially for those that may have just recently purchased a C200.
The CTERA company as a whole is reshaping their business model, putting an emphasis on Cloud servers rather than on-site storage. In other words, they want to set their focus on hybrid file servers. This will give their services the same functionality, but with less hardware on-site for customers.
If this new information about the C200 is giving you doubts about the CTERA, there are always other Cloud solutions that are available to you. In fact, many companies offer similar services to CTERA, and there are plenty of alternatives to the C200.
A few of these include:
- Macrium Reflect
- ioSafe Solo G3