Cohesity, a pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, announced that customers can now seamlessly scale out secondary storage workloads from Cohesity on-premises deployments to Microsoft Azure. This functionality makes it easy for businesses to take advantage of the scalability, convenience and cost-effectiveness of the Azure cloud platform for data protection, disaster recovery and test/dev workloads. The new public availability of Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition (CE) in the Azure Marketplace demonstrates the complete portability of Cohesity’s distributed, scale-out platform.
Enterprises are increasingly using the benefits of cloud infrastructure for secondary storage use cases that traditionally ran on-premises. However, companies have struggled to easily transfer data between on-premises infrastructure and the cloud and to provide a transparent and continuous bridge across these infrastructures. Cohesity uniquely provides a hyperconverged, web-scale platform that seamlessly spans “multi-cloud” and on-premises infrastructures to support all secondary storage workloads, from backups to application test/dev to data analytics.
DataPlatform CE empowers users to replicate on-premises Cohesity deployments to cloud deployments that run natively in the customers’ Azure account and offers the following benefits:
- Running Cohesity DataPlatform as a virtual appliance on Azure
- Transferring data from on-premises Cohesity clusters to the Azure cloud platform
- Using Azure cloud infrastructure for test/dev and disaster recovery workflows
The collaboration benefits Azure customers with easy access to a powerful enterprise platform for secondary storage, extending the benefits of Azure compute and storage to new users and use cases. Cohesity and Microsoft worked in close technical collaboration to deliver end-to-end scalability, security and performance for joint customers.
“The availability of Cohesity software in the Microsoft Azure marketplace gives our customers an easy way to now provision and use flexible and cost-effective cloud services to complement their on-premises infrastructure,” said Patrick Rogers, head of marketing and product at Cohesity. “This is a concrete example of how we are actually delivering on our leadership vision for software-defined scale-out storage infrastructures that span from the edge to the center of the cloud. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Azure on this hybrid cloud initiative that has unprecedented demand amongst our enterprise customer base.”
“Cohesity provides a simple and seamless way for both large and small enterprises to incorporate Microsoft Azure within their global IT infrastructure,” said Microsoft Corp General Manager of Azure Storage Tad Brockway. “Cohesity’s software-defined storage makes it easy to build truly hybrid IT environments which benefit from the reliability, scale and reach of Azure Storage.”
Multiple clients are already benefiting from the newly available capabilities to replicate data from on-premises Cohesity clusters to Azure and run new workloads in the cloud.
Denham Capital manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio in energy and mining resources companies. “With Cohesity Cloud Edition we can easily and transparently move our virtual machine backups into the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This provides an on-ramp for us to utilize Azure cloud services to run our applications as our business grows and evolves,” said Denham Capital IT Manager Peter Ostashen.
IT at the renowned Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania supports a large number of administrators, faculty and students. “Cohesity Cloud Edition gives us the ability to easily and efficiently replicate our on-premises data to Microsoft Azure. It elegantly accomplishes our dual objectives of implementing both a disaster recovery solution, and provisioning low-cost test/dev instances in the cloud, with a single offering,” said Marlon Wenceslao, senior systems manager at the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania.
To learn more about Cohesity DataPlatform CE for Azure, please visit the product page on the Azure Marketplace website.
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 among its rapidly growing customer base. CRN named Cohesity a Top 25 Disrupter and one of the 10 Coolest Hyperconverged Products of 2016. For more information, visit www.cohesity.com and follow @cohesity on Twitter.