Cloud Field Day – Cohesity

Ned Bellavance is doing his research ahead of Cloud Field Day next month. In this post, he’s giving Cohesity a closer look. While many cloud folks might think of Cohesity as a backup or data management company, Ned makes the case why they are becoming a major data aggregator. This starts with something like backup, or perhaps managing secondary storage. But for Ned, now that the company has that data, why not index and do more with it, which is exactly the capability Cohesity is building out. He’s excited to see what the company will present at Cloud Field Day.


#91 – Storage Field Day 18 in Review

In this episode of the Storage Unpacked podcast, Chris Evans and Martin Glassborow discuss what happened at Storage Field Day last month. The companies pretty cleanly divided between scale-out primary storage and data protection solutions. They touch on all the presenters, and where listeners can learn more about the event. Be sure to give it a listen as a preview before watching all of the event presentation video on our site.


Democratizing Data Management

Enrico Signoretti wrote up an excellent piece on how Cohesity and NetApp are approaching the data management market. He shared it on his blog, as well as the Gigaom link here.


Cohesity – The Gold Standard in Data Management

Max Mortillaro heard an update from Cohesity at Storage Field Day last month. This post, Max puts what he saw in the context of what data management and secondary storage mean to both business and IT use cases. In either case, he finds Cohesity to offer a gold standard, one that should continue to expand with their newly announced developer portal to easily add 3rd party programs on their Cohesity DataPlatform.


Clever Cohesity

It’s not often that the delegates at Storage Field Day found enlightenment during a presentation. But that’s exactly what happened during Cohesity’s presentation for Chin-Fah Heoh. They demoed the Cohesity App Marketplace at the event. This made Chin-Fah rethink the company, not as a universal data services platform for secondary data. Rather, as CEO Mohit Aron stated, “data protection is just an app.” The marketplace shows him that the company is now focused on bringing the best possible value of the data to the business.


Democratizing Data Management

At Storage Field Day last month, Enrico Signoretti got to hear a few different takes on what data management will look like in the future. He think Cohesity has had the right idea on the subject for a while, with the addition of an application marketplace making things even easier for customers. But NetApp really impressed by showing how SnapMirror replication to make copies of data in the cloud, making data easily accessible to lots of people in an organization. While NetApp’s product isn’t quite as mature as their vision, Enrico think both companies are doing a superb job with their data management strategies.


Cohesity Is (Data)Locked In

Cohesity presented at Storage Field Day last month, and Dan Frith was there to get the secondary storage deep dive from the company. The features that you get with Cohesity are well known, so Dan focuses on what really piqued his interest: Cohesity’s archival features and ransomeware protection.


Storage Field Day 18 – Fifty Shades of Disclosure

Max Mortillaro attended Storage Field Day last month as a delegate. At the event, he got to experience a dense schedule of presentations from emerging and prominent IT storage companies. Be sure to check out the full video coverage of the event to see the same great content that Max got to experience.


Leveraging Backup to Advance Your Decision Making

Keith Townsend looks into what he saw from Cohesity at Storage Field Day. The company revolutionized the scale-out backup appliance by fitting it into an overall vision for unified secondary storage. At the event, they showed off their App Store, allowing for devs to deploy software services directly on the platform. This can allow for machine learning and analytics to be run directly on secondary data.


Podcast #3 – Chris & Matt Review the SFD18 Presenters

In this podcast episode, Chris Evan and Matt Leib did an off the cuff rundown of the Storage Field Day presenters. The event was jam packed with interesting IT companies, and the two do a great job of running through what stood out from Cohesity, Datera, IBM, NetApp, StorPool, VAST Data WekaIO and Western Digital.


Storage Field Day 18 – It’s as Intense as Storage Field Day Gets

It’s hard to believe it, but Storage Field Day next week will be Max Mortillaro’s 7th such event. It’s hard to image having one without him around the delegate table. Despite the prospect of jet lag and a little information overload, he’s excited to hear from the full roster of presenting companies on tap. Be sure to tune into the event live stream to catch all the presentations along with Max.


Cohesity Technology Update – Helios

Pietro Piutti follows up on some of his previous Cohesity posts, with a deep dive into the company’s cloud-specific features that he saw at Cloud Field Day earlier this year. He specifically highlights Helios, Cohesity’s SaaS-based unified Global Management system for all their Secondary Data and Applications. This is designed to be a Simple, Smart and, most importantly, Proactive solution.


Cohesity – One Software Platform for Multiple Cloud Use Cases

We were happy to have Dukagjin Maloku join us as a delegate at Cloud Field Day last month. At the event, he got to hear the latest from Cohesity. In this post, he looks at Cohesity’s DataPlatform, and considers some multi-cloud use cases he heard at the event. Overall Dukagjin thinks they have what it takes to be dominant in the secondary storage market, and is definitely a company to watch.


Dataset life cycle: Multi-cloud at Cohesity

Raff Poltronieri heard from Cohesity at Cloud Field Day last month. This presentation focused on the Cohesity DataPlatform, which Raff found pretty exciting. The presentation touched on how this could be used for long term retention and VM migration. Cohesity’s platform allows customers to avoid being locked in with a public cloud’s proprietary formats, giving great mobility and versatility.


Cohesity at #CFD4 – Secondary Storage is now Cloud Enabled

Pietro Piutti has been familari with Cohesity for a while, but their Cloud Field Day presentation this month struck him with their completeness of vision. In that presentation, the company did a deep dive into their cloud use cases. Just as the company has done for secondary storage on-premises, their cloud use cases seek to unify secondary storage, and prevent the cloud from becoming an expensive data silo with no visibility. With support for native cloud backup, access to the major public clouds, and an architecture that ensures data mobility, Pietro found their presentation compelling.


Cohesity: Much More than Hyperconverged Secondary Storage

At Cloud Field Day this month, Cohesity was able to broaden their conversation into new use cases than we’ve heard at their previous Field Day presentation. Ken Nalbone was impressed by the cloud functionality of the Cohesity Data Platform, including being able to create archives on multiple cloud providers, with individual and collective bandwidth caps, from a single policy. Overall, Ken found that Cohesity’s solutions have expanded considerably from their original “Hyperconverged Secondary Storage” offering.


Cohesity – Harnessing the Power of Data

Ather Beg was able to have his cake and eat it too at Cloud Field Day. The cake came courtesy of Cohesity, but luckily it wasn’t even close to the best part of their presentation. In this post, he outlines the features, benefits and questions he has about the Cohesity DataPlatform, which was presented extensively at the event.


Cloud Field Day 4: Cohesity Wows Delegates (and Twitter!) with Cloud Demos

Cohesity’s Chris Colotti wrote up a post about his experience at Cloud Field Day this month. It was his first chance to be involved with a Field Day event, and came away finding it well worth it. Chris found it interesting for a company generally associated with secondary storage to make a case to the Cloud Field Day audience. He shares some live delegate responses from Twitter, and looks forward to continue engaging with the delegate community.


EP14:- A chat bout #CFD4, news and what to look forward to

On the OpenTechCast, Ather Beg talks about his experience at Cloud Field Day earlier this month. He looks at his experience signing up as a delegate, and reviews the companies he heard from. He highlights what stood out with LightStep, Cohesity, Aviatrix, and others. He also details a delegate trip to SETI Institute and some of the other activities not on our typical live stream.


Data Platform: the Cohesity solution to manage and optimize the fruition of enterprise data

Raff Poltronieri gives an overview of the Cohesity DataPlatform that he saw at Cloud Field Day this month in this piece. This is central to Cohesity’s vision for secondary storage, providing a unified space to access secondary data across a variety of uses, rather than have the same data replicated all over the place. All of this is exposed to open APIs, making it ideal for additional automation and orchestration.