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2017 Press Releases

February 15, 2017

Cohesity Simplifies Data Protection with Industry's First Extensible Secondary Storage Platform that Spans From the Edge to the Cloud

Cohesity unveiled its Cohesity DataPlatform Virtual Edition (VE) and Cohesity C2100 Hyperconverged Node products made for remote and branch offices. Alongside Cohesity DataProtect, the latest DataPlatform VE product delivers an integrated software-only backup solution that utilises on virtual machines ideal for remote or branch office locations.

Data can now be gathered and replicated to a central data cenre for disaster recovery and long-term retention with Cohesity's intelligent, web-scale storage system, saving companies time and money. With the introduction of Cohesity DataPlatform VE, Cohesity offers the first integrated data protection solution that utilises from the edge to the data centre to the cloud with a common feature-set and management interface.

Enterprises are struggling with significant data growth that includes both on-premises data centres and cloud storage, as well as remote offices and devices on the edge. Deployed on VMware vSphere, Cohesity DataPlatform VE improves company's hyperconverged secondary storage platform by providing consistent management of data protection and backup workloads across all sizes and sorts of locations, including remote offices, regional data centres, core data centres and public clouds.

According to Arun Taneja, Taneja Group Founder and Consulting Analyst, "With the addition of DataPlatform Virtual Edition for remote sites, along with the previously announced DataPlatform Cloud Edition for public clouds, Cohesity can now provide a unified, end-to-end data protection experience that spans from the edge of the enterprise to on-premises data centre to public clouds. This demonstrates the power of software-defined secondary storage to provide seamless data protection solutions across all forms of IT infrastructure that exist in the modern enterprise."

Cohesity DataPlatform VE wipes out the need to provision any new hardware in the remote or branch offices and can be remotely installed and managed without requiring on-site support, which is often in short supply at remote offices. Cohesity also unveiled an entry-level hardware configuration that extends the reach of its data protection coverage for branch office or regional data centre deployments. The C2100 entry-level hyperconverged node with Cohesity DataPlatform Standard Edition offers a dedicated data protection solution created for environments with various server hosts and storage. With the addition of these products, enterprises can simplify the management of remote office backups, amplifying efficiency and lowering costs.

Patrick Rogers, Cohesity Head of Product Management and Marketing said, "Cohesity Virtual Edition provides the benefits of seamless hyperconverged secondary storage on a global scale. With the growing amount of enterprises distributing across the globe, protecting data from the edge of the data centre to the cloud is a challenge. Cohesity Virtual Edition provides a highly-efficient and infinitely scalable storage architecture that addresses these changes."

Cited by ESG Founder and Senior Analyst Steve Duplessie, "This is a perfect use case for hyper-converged infrastructure. The benefits of centralized data protection with the simplicity and ease of a software only solution and the economics of the cloud make this incredibly attractive."

Cohesity Virtual Edition will be available to customers within 90 days.