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Cohesity Data Platform: Hyperconverged Secondary Storage

Primary storage is often defined as storage hosting mission-critical applications with tight SLAs, requiring high performance.  Secondary storage is where everything else typically ends up and, unfortunately, data stored there tends to accumulate without much oversight.  Most of the improvements within the overall storage space, most recently driven by the move to hyperconverged infrastructure, have flowed into primary storage.  By shifting the focus from individual hardware components to commoditized, clustered and virtualized storage, hyperconvergence has provided a highly-available virtual platform to run applications on, which has allowed IT to shift their focus from managing individual hardware components and onto running business applications, increasing productivity and reducing costs. 

Companies adopting this new class of products certainly enjoyed the benefits, but were still nagged by a set of problems that it didn’t address in a complete fashion.  On the secondary storage side of things, they were still left dealing with too many separate use cases with their own point solutions.  This led to too many products to manage, too much duplication and too much waste.  In truth, many hyperconvergence vendors have done a reasonable job at addressing primary storage use cases, , on their platforms, but there’s still more to be done there and more secondary storage use cases to address.

Now, however, a new category of storage has emerged. Hyperconverged Secondary Storage brings the same sort of distributed, scale-out file system to secondary storage that hyperconvergence brought to primary storage.  But, given the disparate use cases that are embedded in secondary storage and the massive amount of data that resides there, it’s an equally big problem to solve and it had to go further than just abstracting and scaling the underlying physical storage devices.  True Hyperconverged Secondary Storage also integrates the key secondary storage workflows - Data Protection, DR, Analytics and Test/Dev - as well as providing global deduplication for overall file storage efficiency, file indexing and searching services for more efficient storage management and hooks into the cloud for efficient archiving. 

Cohesity has taken this challenge head-on.

Before delving into the Cohesity Data Platform, the subject of this profile and one of the pioneering offerings in this new category, we’ll take a quick look at the state of secondary storage today and note how current products haven’t completely addressed these existing secondary storage problems, creating an opening for new competitors to step in.

Publish date: 03/30/16
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Cohesity storage adds Cloud Edition for AWS, Azure

Startup Cohesity launches DataPlatform Cloud Edition, a version of its converged secondary storage software designed to run on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

  • Premiered: 11/23/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
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Cohesity Preps New Secondary Storage Platform

Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced the release of Cohesity DataPlatform Virtual Edition (VE) and Cohesity C2100 Hyperconverged Node products for remote and branch offices.

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Cohesity's converged data protection platform goes ROBO

Cohesity upgraded its product line with a virtual edition appliance for converged protection in remote offices and branch offices. It also added a new hardware appliance.

  • Premiered: 02/15/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Data Backup
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA convergence TBA converged TBA Data protection TBA ROBO TBA Remote Office TBA Branch Office TBA Virtualization TBA Storage TBA Cohesity Data Platform TBA DataPlatform TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA secondary storage TBA replication TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud TBA unstructured data TBA Google Nearline TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA Amazon Glacier TBA Backup TBA Archive
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A cure for secondary data storage services blues

Effective user-centric data storage management eases copy data management and object storage uptake while enabling secondary storage services to evolve.

  • Premiered: 03/07/17
  • Author: Steve Ricketts
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA secondary data TBA secondary storage TBA Storage TBA copy data management TBA CDM TBA cloud object storage TBA object storage TBA Data protection TBA Backup TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Archiving TBA Compression TBA Migration TBA SLA TBA resiliency TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA SDS TBA compliance TBA Dell EMC TBA flash storage TBA SSD TBA scalability TBA Cloud TBA Cohesity TBA scale-out TBA hyperconverged TBA hyper-converged TBA hyperconvergence
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Companies Improve Data Protection and More with Cohesity

We talked to six companies that have implemented Cohesity DataProtect and/or the Cohesity DataPlatform. When these companies evaluated Cohesity, their highest priority was reducing storage costs and improving data protection. To truly modernize their secondary storage infrastructure, they also recognized the importance of having a scalable, all-in-one solution that could both consolidate and better manage their entire secondary data environment.

Prior to implementing Cohesity, many of the companies we interviewed had significant challenges with the high cost of their secondary storage. Several factors contributed to the high costs including the need to license multiple products, inadequate storage reduction, the need for professional services and extensive training, difficulty scaling and maintaining systems and adding capacity to expensive primary storage for lower-performance services, such as group file shares.

In addition to lower storage costs, all the companies we talked to also wanted a better data protection solution. Many companies were struggling with slow backup speeds, insufficient recovery times and cumbersome data archival methods. Solution complexity and high operational overhead was also a major issue. To address these issues, companies wanted a unified data protection solution that offered better backup performance, instant data recovery, simplified management, and seamless cloud integration for long-term data retention.

Companies also wanted to improve overall secondary storage management and they shared a common goal of combining secondary storage workloads under one roof. Depending on their environment and their operational needs, their objectives outside of data protection included providing self-service access to copies of production data for on-demand environments (such as test/dev), using secondary storage for file services and leveraging indexing and advanced search and analytics to find out-of-place confidential data and ensure data compliance.

Cohesity customers found that the key to addressing these challenges and needs is Cohesity’s Hyperconverged Secondary Storage. Cohesity is a pioneer of Hyperconverged Secondary Storage, a new category of secondary storage based on a webscale, distributed file system that scales linearly and provides global data deduplication and automatic indexing as well as advanced search and analytics and policy-based management of all secondary storage workloads. These capabilities combine to provide a single system that efficiently stores, manages, and understands all data copies and workflows residing in a secondary storage environment – whether the data is on-premises or in the cloud. There are no point products, therefore less complexity and lower licensing costs.

It’s a compelling value proposition, and importantly, every company we talked to stated that Cohesity has met and exceeded their expectations and has helped them rapidly evolve their data protection and overall secondary data management. To learn about each customer’s journey, we examined their business needs, their data center environment, their key challenges, the reasons they chose Cohesity, and the value they have derived. Read on to learn more about their experience.

Publish date: 04/28/17
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Cohesity Launches Orion 5.0, Boosting Data Protection and Archiving

Cohesity, a provider of hyperconverged secondary storage, is releasing Cohesity Orion 5.0, enabling companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and dramatically lower storage costs.

  • Premiered: 08/03/17
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Database Trends and Applications
Topic(s): TBA Cohesity TBA Cohesity Data Platform TBA Cohesity Orion TBA Data protection TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA HyperConverged Secondary Storage TBA Cloud TBA cloud infrastructure TBA NFS TBA CIFS TBA SMB TBA Amazon S3 TBA S3 TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA object storage TBA Storage TBA VMWare TBA VMware vSphere TBA vSphere TBA Microsoft TBA Hyper-V TBA Nutanix TBA Linux TBA KVM TBA NAS TBA NetApp TBA EMC Isilon TBA Isilon
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The copy data management market is starting to go mainstream

Products from copy data management vendors protect and manage production data to lower storage costs, speed data access and streamline self-service access to data copies.

  • Premiered: 09/06/17
  • Author: Steve Ricketts
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA CDM TBA copy data management TBA Steve Ricketts TBA data backup TBA Data Management TBA Data protection TBA secondary data TBA compliance TBA visibility TBA Actifio TBA Catalogic TBA Dell EMC TBA IBM TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA multi cloud TBA data lifecycle management TBA DLM TBA DevOps TBA Data reduction TBA Deduplication TBA Compression TBA Cohesity TBA Veritas TBA Data Domain TBA NetBackup TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA Storage TBA Hitachi TBA CommVault