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Cohesity expands portfolio with Disaster Recovery as a Service, partners with AWS

By Shannon Williams, Thu 21 Oct 2021

Following the availability of its backup as a service offering (BaaS), Cohesity has announced the general availability of its next as a service offering - disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). 

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

This not only provides customers with more choice and flexibility, but also offers the following benefits:

  • Minimise downtime and data loss: This greatly reduces the risks of potential downtime and data loss with snapshot-based backup and near-sync replication that together help ensure all data is captured and ready to failover in the event of disaster or cyberattack.
  • Meet service level agreements (SLAs): Customers can easily design recovery plans and assign SLAs and design it in minutes rather than weeks to deliver the right level of resiliency across a broad range of applications while meeting business requirements.
  • Simplify operations: Cohesity uniquely 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 significantly 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 uniquely 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 quickly spinning up a disaster recovery strategy without having to procure additional hardware or physical data centres.

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

"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," he says.

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

Expanding Data Management as a Service

Cohesity DRaaS is the next offering from Cohesitys' comprehensive Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) portfolio. DMaaS is a portfolio of as a service offerings designed to provide organisations with a radically simple way to back up, secure, govern, and analyse their 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.

"Solutions that offer flexibility, resiliency, and scalability are integral to organisations working to address ever-evolving challenges, including cyberattacks," says Doug Yeum, head of AWS Partner Organisation, AWS. 

"With the introduction of disaster recovery as a service, Cohesity is providing these critical capabilities to customers to help reduce the risk of downtime while also reducing costs, all supported with the industry-leading cloud services from AWS."

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