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Cohesity Launches Orion 5.0 Storage Platform

All-In-one hyperconverged secondary storage platform incorporates data archives and content repositories to deliver admin, fewer data copies, faster retrieval
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.08.10

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Cohesity, Inc. announced the launch of Orion 5.0, a storage platform that combines end-to-end data protection and big storage on distributed, infinitely scalable architecture.

The latest version of the company's secondary storage platform delivers efficiency by serving double duty as a backup solution and searchable archive for large amounts of structured and unstructured data. By combining historically siloed solutions on a single platform that works across cloud and on-premises infrastructure, Orion enables companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and lower storage costs.

Companies have traditionally relied on one set of point solutions for backup and recovery and another set to archive vast quantities of structured and unstructured data, ranging from customer records to large-scale media content. But with the increasing size and diversity of data that organisations need to store, these separate infrastructures have led to inefficiencies. Copies of the same data accumulate on each point solution, and administrators must work across multiple user interfaces to handle separate data use cases.

Orion 5.0 tackles these inefficiencies head on by providing a platform for data protection and archiving that spans on-premises and cloud infrastructure and can be managed through a simple, single-pane-of-glass user interface. The indexed and searchable platform gives IT administrators access and insight into their data and eliminates redundant copies. Data is now instantly accessible to any application and user via standard protocols including NFS, CIFS/SMB, and S3. This drives efficient data and infrastructure re-use across data protection, archive, content repositories, test/dev, and analytic workloads.

"Cohesity helped us to easily backup the growing critical and mandatory-to-save data, like police department videos from their vehicle and body cameras, and made those files instantaneously available upon request," said Ben Price, director, administrative and residential IT, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. "From backup to recovery, analytics to monitoring and alerting, Cohesity consolidated everything under a simple, easy-to-access user interface."

In addition, the platform scales incrementally to cover companies' overall storage needs as they increase or decrease, instead of requiring administrators to set up separate environments for each specific workload. It also eliminates the need to monitor and manage these different architectures, freeing up time to focus on innovation rather than maintenance. To ensure that the platform continues to serve customers as quickly as they grow, Orion demonstrated linear, non-disruptive scaling through 256 nodes, three petabytes capacity, and 80GB/s throughput in a recent test conducted by the Taneja Group, Inc.

Enhanced capabilities open new markets for hyperconverged secondary storage
This release adds new capabilities that further advance its mission to offer a single hyperconverged platform that can handle any secondary data use case. Its C3000 Dense Nodes improve storage capacity by a factor of seven and rack density by a factor of two, and are for large content repositories or data protection workloads that require the lowest storage cost per terabyte, such as media content or financial and medical records.

Key enhancements to support archiving for any type of content:

  • Simultaneous multiprotocol access to content via NFS, CIFS/SMB, and S3 protocols

  • Global in-line deduplication and compression across all content, including a deduplicated S3 object storage

  • Global indexing and search for rapid retrieval

  • File system and user quotas with audit logs

"Together, Cohesity and ACS recently closed a large deal with a leading U.S. healthcare provider to consolidate more than 20 standalone backup servers into a simplified, scale-out solution that cut backup time windows in half," said Kevin C. Prahm, VP, sales and operations, ACS US (Applied Computer Solutions). "Cohesity recoveries are nows rather than hours, and together we saved our client over 50% in costs compared to continuing with their legacy vendor. We're excited to see the fifth generation of Cohesity data protection software now expanding to include the massive content storage required by our largest healthcare accounts for retention of critical patient data."

Key enhancements to expand data protection capabilities:

  • Ability to backup hypervisors beyond vSphere, including Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and Linux KVM

  • Ability to backup NAS devices beyond NetApp, including EMC Isilon, Pure Storage Flashblade, and any generic NAS, for both NFS and CIFS/SMB file systems

  • New file-level backups for physical Linux servers, in addition to volume-based backups, and bare-metal restores for Windows servers

  • Any-point-in-time, instant restores at scale, validated by a recent ESG Spotlight Report

"Our vision to consolidate, simplify, and reduce the costs associated with inefficient secondary storage silos that dominate enterprise IT today takes a big step forward with our latest release," said Mohit Aron, CEO and founder, Cohesity. "We can now deliver to our rapidly expanding roster of clients not only simplicity in data protection, but also big storage, which together typically comprise over half their total capacity. This is another important milestone for Cohesity along our journey to rapidly become the leading technology supplier in the $50 billion secondary storage market."

Orion 5.0 will be available for all customers within 90 days.

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