Collaboration Brings Simplicity of Hyperconverged Infrastructure and Policy-Based Automation to Both Primary and Secondary Storage; Solution Will Be Showcased at VMworld

SANTA CLARA, CA – August 22, 2016 — / — Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, today unveiled new solutions with VMware Virtual SAN™ and VMware vRealize® Automation™ to help customers simplify secondary storage in VMware environments. The new solution allows for the use of Cohesity DataPlatform and DataProtect with VMware Virtual SAN and vRealize Automation to offer full policy-based automation on scale-out and hyperconverged infrastructure for both primary and secondary data. As a result, enterprises can converge and simplify their data protection infrastructure with automation, instant recovery and more efficient provisioning, all while lowering total cost of ownership.

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VMware’s Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) and Virtual SAN have dramatically advanced primary storage, but secondary storage solutions have yet to catch up, even though they account for 80 percent of enterprise data. Today’s fragmented secondary storage landscape needlessly complicates data protection for VMware environments with target dedupe appliances, separate backup software, backup infrastructure, replication software and archival. As a result, data protection has become too expensive and too complicated to manage, with businesses being unable to support the level of dynamic automation expected in today’s private cloud environments.

To solve this problem, Cohesity simplifies data protection infrastructure with a web-scale data management platform that converges all the data protection silos in one solution. Using VMware Virtual SAN and Cohesity provides enterprises with an end-to-end, hyperconverged infrastructure solution that delivers a simple, cost-effective, and high-performance infrastructure for both primary and secondary storage.

The ability to operate Cohesity’s solution with vRealize Automation lets enterprises extend the benefits of policy-based automation to data protection and secondary workflows. Now, the software-defined data center can be used to also provide data protection services in private cloud environments. Backup, replication and archive policies can be safely and automatically applied to new virtual machines. This reduces business risks by enabling the required data protection policies to be applied at the time of provisioning.

“There is strong customer interest in secondary storage for hyper-converged infrastructure now that the majority of VMware Virtual SAN customers are running business critical applications,” said Lee Caswell, vice president of Storage and Availability Products at VMware. “The Cohesity DataPlatform with DataProtect is fully complementary with VMware Virtual SAN and will appeal to customers intent on ‘server-izing’ their storage and realizing a fully software-defined solution.”

For more information on how VMware and Cohesity work together to simplify storage, download our whitepaper here.

Cohesity at VMworld® 2016
If you’re planning to attend VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas, meet the Cohesity team on the conference floor at booth 827 anytime during the conference from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, or schedule an appointment on our website. Attendees are also welcome to join a speaking session hosted by Cohesity and VMware, with details listed below:

Cohesity & VMware: Simplifying data protection for vSphere

Mohit Aron, CEO and Founder, Cohesity
Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect, Office of CTO — SABU, VMware

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center
3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119

About Cohesity
Cohesity delivers the industry’s first hyperconverged secondary storage system for consolidating backup, test/dev, file services, and analytic datasets, onto an infinitely scalable, intelligent data platform. With Cohesity, IT organizations achieve far greater operational efficiency and agility in managing their data assets on-premise and in the cloud. Cohesity counts Credit Acceptance, Cvent, GS1, and Tribune Media among its growing base of enterprise customers. For more information, visit

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Source: Cohesity