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Cohesity Introduces Industry’s First Backup and Recovery for Popular Modern Workloads on One Web-Scale Platform

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Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged
secondary storage
, today announced new enterprise-class backup,
recovery, and data management capabilities for Hadoop
big data workloads, NoSQL distributed databases
, Kubernetes
containerized applications
, and popular software as a service (SaaS)
environments. This is the first time all of these data sources can be
protected and managed from a single web-scale platform, helping
enterprises minimize data loss, achieve faster recovery times, and
improve data security and compliance.

Hadoop big data workloads, NoSQL distributed databases, containers, and
SaaS applications are now common components of the enterprise IT stack.
But solutions that protect each of these modern workloads separately are
often very complex to manage, can increase costs, and further compound
the critical problem of mass
data fragmentation

Cohesity is bringing data management into the modern era by
consolidating support for leading hypervisors (VMware, Nutanix AHV,
Microsoft Hyper-V), databases and applications (Oracle, SQL, SAP HANA),
storage, physical workloads, and now modern workloads, on one
software-defined platform. The solution provides a level of protection,
recoverability, and manageability previously only available for
traditional databases and applications.

“We have seen incredible innovation in how organizations operate their
IT environments, but enterprises have not been able to maintain
acceptable levels of data management and protection for these new
breakthrough solutions,” said Raj Rajamani, vice president of products,
Cohesity. “We are helping companies accelerate innovation by extending
support for modern applications and environments on the same web-scale
platform that customers use to protect and manage traditional workflows.”

Web-Scale Protection for Hadoop and NoSQL Workloads

Through the acquisition of Imanis Data, also announced
today, Cohesity now provides backup, recovery, and data management
capabilities for Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) workloads and
NoSQL distributed databases that were previously available only for
traditional databases. These new capabilities empower modern enterprises
to achieve greater efficiency and get more out of their data to:

  • Simplify data management for HDFS big data workloads and NoSQL
    distributed databases including MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchBaseDB, Hbase
    – all on a single platform.
  • Provide the flexibility of granular recovery with application-aware,
    agentless backups.
  • Uphold complex data compliance requirements by, for example,
    automatically masking sensitive information that is copied and
    utilized for testing and development purposes.

Backup and Recover Containerized Applications as Quickly and Easily
as Virtual Machines

Cohesity will deliver backup and recovery capabilities for
Kubernetes-based containerized applications that match the level of
protection previously available just for virtual machines (VMs). Through
native integration with Kubernetes, Cohesity will protect the underlying
data and the application state so that enterprises can back up the
entire application, not just its data.

Backups for containerized applications will be application-consistent
and can be done in “incremental forever” mode, meaning customers only
need to perform one full backup and then do incremental backups moving
forward — reducing backup time and simplifying operations. Restores can
be done either to the original location or an alternate location,
providing disaster recovery and migration options for customers.

Extending Support For SaaS Applications

Cohesity will add greater support for enterprises’ increasing reliance
on SaaS applications by extending backup and recovery capabilities
for Microsoft Office 365
to include Microsoft OneDrive. This
empowers customers to protect against data loss due to error or malware,
and to assist with e-discovery or compliance. Cohesity will make it easy
to meet security and compliance requirements by leveraging information
available in Azure Active Directory, Microsoft’s cloud-based identity
and access management service, to help customers create backup and
recovery policies. These new capabilities will build on existing
protections for Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online that Cohesity unveiled
in September 2018

“Cohesity helped us to transform our backup and recovery process and tap
into the advantages of public cloud infrastructure with Microsoft
Azure,” said Brian Critchlow, IT systems administrator, Santa Cruz
Seaside Company. “With the extended capabilities for Microsoft Office
365 and OneDrive we are able to ensure consistent availability of data
for our company.”

“ESG research shows that a growing number of organizations are embracing
modern workloads, containerized applications, and SaaS applications
which places the onus on IT leaders to protect, manage and make data
within those environments more secure and productive,” said Christophe
Bertrand, senior analyst, ESG Research. “Cohesity is laser focused on
empowering customers to protect and gather insights from this data,
while removing data ‘silos’ that can significantly reduce management

Cohesity backup and recovery capabilities for HDFS and NoSQL distributed
databases are available now. Protection for Kubernetes and Microsoft
OneDrive will be available to customers this summer.

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About Cohesity

Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage
silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both
private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically
streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and
object services, test/dev instances, and analytic functions to provide a
global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and
federal agencies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named
to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017,” LinkedIn’s “Startups:
The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now,” and CRN’s “2017
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