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Cohesity adds disaster recovery to Data Management as a Service portfolio

By Catherine Knowles, Fri 22 Oct 2021

Cohesity has announced the general availability of its next ‘as a service’ offering, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

This new offering extends the exceptional disaster recovery (DR) capabilities provided by Cohesity SiteContinuity, and adds the ability to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a recovery location for failover and failback in a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

According to the company, this provides customers with more choice and flexibility, and offers the following benefits:

Minimise downtime and data loss: This reduces the risks of potential downtime and data loss with snapshot-based backup and near-sync replication, that help ensure all data is captured and ready to failover in the event of disaster or cyber attack.

Meet service level agreements (SLAs): Customers can design recovery plans and assign SLAs, and design it quickly, to deliver the right level of resiliency across a broad range of applications while meeting business requirements.

Simplify operations: Cohesity combines disaster recovery orchestration, snapshot-based backup, near-sync replication, and seamless failover to the public cloud in a single comprehensive offering - all managed through a single user interface to simplify disaster recovery operations.

Lower costs and improve time-to-value: Reduce idle infrastructure by using on-demand pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure from AWS in the event of a disaster or test drill.

Cohesity supports standard AWS infrastructure, such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), in a DRaaS model.

Customers also can speed up time to value by spinning up a disaster recovery strategy without having to procure additional hardware or physical data centres.

Cohesity vice president of product management, Matt Waxman, says, “There has never been a more critical time to offer disaster recovery as a service.

“In an age of crippling ransomware attacks, the number one concern many IT leaders have is maintaining business continuity if they get hit. DRaaS can help organisations recover quickly and cost effectively.

"And, as with other Cohesity SaaS and on-premises offerings, customers can manage everything through the Cohesity Helio's multicloud platform. It’s simplicity redefined.”

Cohesity DRaaS is the next offering from Cohesity’s comprehensive Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) portfolio.

DMaaS is a portfolio of ‘as a service’ offerings designed to provide organisations with the means to back up, secure, govern and analyse data, all managed directly by Cohesity.

This reduces the separate services, solutions and administrative consoles that organisations have traditionally had to invest in and maintain for data backup, disaster recovery and other data management use cases, the company states.

ESG senior analyst Christophe Bertrand says, “With the increased frequency and cost of cyber attacks, a robust set of disaster recovery processes combined with proven technology have never been more essential.

"Organisations should look for ease of use, automation, and the ability to truly control their data recovery and application availability service-level agreements.

"That is why Cohesity’s web-scale converged backup and disaster recovery solution is not only timely, but also offers an essential set of capabilities to take on the disaster recovery challenges businesses are facing today.”

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