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  • 26 September 2018 10:17

Cohesity Announces New Integration With Microsoft Office 365 and Support for Microsoft Azure Data Box

Enterprises Adopting Cohesity and Microsoft’s Integrated Solution Nearly Tripled in the Last Half of the Fiscal Year

San Jose, Calif. – Sept. 25, 2018 – Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced powerful new integrations with Microsoft that enable customers to deploy multiple secondary apps and data on a hybrid cloud architecture. First, Cohesity unveiled integrations with Microsoft Exchange Online, empowering organisations to harness the flexibility of Microsoft’s cloud-based mail application, while benefiting from Cohesity’s enterprise-grade data protection solution -- all within a single, web-scale secondary data platform. Cohesity also introduced support for Microsoft Azure Data Box to seed large datasets in Azure Blob Storage, as well as full lifecycle disaster recovery capabilities between on-premises environments and Azure.

Public cloud adoption is growing exponentially, and organisations are looking for a comprehensive single solution to manage their secondary data, such as backups and apps. As this trend accelerates, Cohesity also announced a dramatic increase in joint customers embracing offerings from Azure and Cohesity. The number of joint customers that have adopted Cohesity’s DataPlatform natively integrated with Azure has grown rapidly, with nearly three times as many enterprises signing on in the second half compared to the first half of Cohesity’s most recent fiscal year, which ended July 31.

“Cohesity’s collaboration with Microsoft has driven enormous value for our customers and continues to accelerate on all fronts,” said Lynn Lucas, chief marketing officer, Cohesity. “Together we’ve unveiled integrations that offer broad support for a wide range of use cases in the cloud and with SaaS-based applications. We will continue to jointly offer customers new Microsoft integrations that simplify IT operations and empower businesses to do more with their secondary apps and data.”

Tad Brockway, general manager, Azure Storage at Microsoft Corp. said, “We’re pleased to see an increasing number of businesses take advantage of Microsoft’s hybrid cloud capabilities while also embracing Cohesity’s web-scale platform. As Cohesity continues to build more advanced integrations with Microsoft, enterprises are able to protect, store and utilise their data in more efficient and cost- effective ways.”

New Integrations With Microsoft Provide Enhanced Capabilities

Cohesity’s new integrations, part of the company’s Pegasus 6.1 release, continue to solidify its joint solution with Microsoft, which already empowers customers to take advantage of the global scale and productivity of Azure as an extension of their on-premises infrastructure. Cohesity's integration with Microsoft Exchange Online will be generally available before the end of the calendar year.

In addition, Cohesity unveiled integrations with the newly released Azure Data Box, which helps businesses quickly transfer large amounts of data to Azure, even with limited network availability. Through this integration, customers can register Data Box as an external target, create a policy-based protection job, and subsequently archive data to Data Box. Customers can do all of this simply through Cohesity’s intuitive interface, using the same approach for archiving data to Azure Blob Storage. Customers can also use Cohesity’s indexing capabilities to recover the relevant dataset when required. This integration is available today.

Cohesity also announced that customers can now use Azure for full lifecycle disaster recovery with new failover and failback capabilities. System administrators can easily “spin up” virtual machines (VMs) in Azure based on on-premises backups, and then bring those workloads back to the original location at the end of the disaster. This capability can play a key role in helping companies avoid downtime, which can directly impact an organisation’s bottom line. Additionally, by automating critical parts of the disaster recovery process, Cohesity makes business continuity simpler and administrators’ lives easier. This capability is also available today.

Enterprise Customers Embrace Microsoft - Cohesity Collaboration

While Cohesity continues to build on its integrations with Microsoft, the collaboration has quickly generated strong support from enterprise users. In total, nearly 100 joint customers from around the world have deployed integrated solutions from Azure and Cohesity in the company’s last two quarters alone. These joint customers -- including Brown University, HKS, and Schneider Electric -- span a host of industries and segments including education, financial services, utilities, transportation, hospitality, communications, legal, and public sector.

“Cohesity’s native integration with Microsoft Azure could not be matched and gave us tremendous flexibility for how to manage our secondary data without maintaining a separate piece of hardware,” said Chris Menard, lead storage administrator, Brown University. “Cohesity Cloud Edition will provide the ability to recover snapshots seamlessly, fully recover VMs directly into Azure, and give us flexibility for using secondary offsite copies with Azure and Cohesity Cloud Edition. Cohesity has greatly simplified the entire process of managing and consolidating secondary data in a hybrid environment.”

For more information:

● Read Cohesity’s blog posts:

“Accelerating Your Hybrid Cloud Journey with Cohesity and Microsoft Azure: https://www.cohesity.com/blog/accelerating-hybrid-cloud-journey-cohesity-microsoft-azure

“Full Life-Cycle Disaster Recovery with Cohesity: https://www.cohesity.com/blog/full-life-cycle-disaster-recovery-cohesity

“Protecting and Migrating Large Amounts of Data with Cohesity on Microsoft Azure Data Box: https://www.cohesity.com/blog/protecting-migrating-data-cohesity-azure-data-box

● Visit the solution page for Cohesity and Microsoft: https://www.cohesity.com/solution/cloud/office365

● Download the Cohesity Microsoft 365 Solution Brief: https://www.cohesity.com/resource-assets/solution-brief/Cohesity-Microsoft-365-Solution-Brief.pdf

● Read the press release: https://www.cohesity.com/press/brown-university-dramatically-reduces-cost-and-simplifies-management-using-cohesity on Brown University: Learn how the university relies on Cohesity to consolidate data infrastructure to significantly reduce costs and simplify management

Join Cohesity at Microsoft Ignite 2018

Cohesity is participating as a diamond sponsor at the Microsoft Ignite 2018 conference in Orlando, Florida, from September 24 to 28. Attendees are invited to meet with Cohesity on the exhibition floor at booth #1105. Cohesity customers and company leaders are also featured in several conference sessions. More information about Cohesity’s presence at Microsoft Ignite 2018 is available here: https://www.cohesity.com/press/cohesity-enterprise-customers-show-leverage-cloud-transform-secondary-data-applications-microsoft-ignite-2018-conference

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 Emerging Vendors in Storage” lists. For more information, visit our website: http://www.cohesity.com and blog: https://cohesity.com/blog, follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cohesity and LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3750699, and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cohesity

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