CSC Research suggests that new data will be 44 times greater in 2020 than in 2009 with greater than 80% of this data spread across secondary storage solutions designed specifically for backup, development, or analytics. The result are large masses of 'dark data' – information assets organisations collect, process, and store during regular business activities but generally fail to use for other purposes.
The proliferation of purpose-built storage products compounds the growing dark data problem by making it more expensive to store, more complex to manage, and harder to mine for valuable business insight.
The Cohesity Data Platform addresses the looming 'dark data' problem – the rising volume of unstructured data sets that demand enormous resources yet continue to grow unchecked and remain unanalysed. By converging the multiple solutions companies now use to handle secondary storage onto a single, infinitely scalable and intelligent platform, Cohesity promises to reduce costs, simplify management, and deliver powerful data insights to customers. Cohesity does this by bundling data protection, archiving, DevOps, and analytics as part of the platform.
This new level of efficiency of converged architectures in the secondary storage market will eliminate the need to address data sprawl using separate point solutions, such as deduplication backup target appliances and copy data management products. It also enables organizations to scale efficiently by purchasing only the storage they need now, on demand.
All of this happens on a programmable, globally indexed platform that delivers insight more efficiently. It allows analytics capabilities to reside directly in secondary storage eliminating the need to create separate copies of data for a dedicated analytics cluster, reducing cost and data sprawl across the organisation.