2017 Press Releases

February 22, 2017

Cohesity in Collaboration with Pure Storage for Fast, Simple and Cost-Effective Data Protection and Recovery

Cohesity collaborates with Pure Storage to deliver quicker, more efficient data protection and recovery. The native integration with Pure Storage FlashArray//M also allows customers to deploy public cloud storage for long-term data retention and speed up DevOps with copies of any production application.

Patrick Rogers, Vice President of Marketing and Product at Cohesity also described, "Pure and Cohesity work seamlessly together to empower our joint customers with a best-in-class solution that reduces overall data protection costs with a second layer of protection, and provides a cost-effective solution for DevOps provisioning. This is the future of the data centre, and we're excited to team up with Pure to bring this to a broad range of enterprises."

By integrating Cohesity's hyperconverged secondary storage platform with Pure's all-flash arrays for mission-critical applications, customers now have access to highly efficient and scalable infrastructure that extends across the data centre. The integration enables organisations to automatically gather a wide array of secondary storage tasks on Cohesity DataPlatform within the Pure operating landscape, rather than fight for expensive point solutions for data protection, backup, file services, DevOps and analytics.

The integration between Pure and Cohesity offers one the best data protections. Conventional backup software offers only weekly full and daily incremental backups, but Pure FlashArray//M snapshots provide more frequent backups and faster recovery times without affecting the performance of the primary application.

With this integration, customers can tier snapshots between primary and secondary storage, keep their most recent snaps on Pure Storage for quicker data protection and move long-term snapshots dynamically to Cohesity to lower total costs and build a second layer of protection. The Cohesity user interface removes the complexity of backing up Pure snapshots manually by allowing administrators to assign protection policies to their Pure Storage volumes. This automates the snapshot creation and retention process across both Pure Storage arrays and Cohesity DataPlatform.

Additional Benefits of the Combined Solution

·         Automated management via pre- and post-snapshot scripts to put applications in an app-consistent state prior to initiating a snapshot
·         Ability to recover from Cohesity to any Pure Storage FlashArray//M in the same data centre or in a different disaster recovery site
·         Native integration with the Amazon, Google and Microsoft public clouds for low-cost retention of snapshots over the long term
·         Ability to instantaneously clone any snapshot at zero cost to a test/dev Pure Storage array to simplify provisioning of development environments

According to Matt Kixmoeller, Vice President of Products, Pure Storage, "Cohesity complements our all-flash strategy with a simplified data protection solution that improves recovery speed while lowering overall cost of ownership compared to traditional data protection solutions, which allows us to deliver increased value to our joint customers. Pure plus Cohesity is a great one-two punch for modernising the end-to-end data lifecycle."

Cited by Ed Krupka, Chief Information Officer at Burris Logistics, "After evaluating multiple options, we chose Cohesity with Pure Storage to deliver best-in-class data protection for our demanding production environments. Cohesity provides superior ease-of-use, simplified scaling and lowest total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) for protecting our mission-critical applications running on Pure Storage."