Cohesity Unveils Industry-First Technology That Unlocks Opportunities to Extract Maximum Insights, Visibility, and Efficiencies From Applications Running on Backup and Unstructured Data

Technology Enables Third-Party Applications to Run Directly on
Cohesity Platform — Lighting Up Dark Data in Ways Not Previously

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged
secondary storage
, today announced new capabilities that empower
enterprises to run applications from Cohesity as well as third parties
directly on the Cohesity
. This milestone is a big step forward in empowering
enterprises to derive insights from their most valuable business asset,
their data.

This is the first time that enterprises are able to run applications on
the same platform that houses massive volumes of backup and unstructured
data. The benefits of this capability are far-reaching:

  • Extracting maximum business insights: Enterprises are able to
    utilize applications to derive deep analytical business insights from all
    of their backup and unstructured data because the applications are
    running directly on the Cohesity DataPlatform. This eliminates the
    need to make copies of the backup data and move that data to separate
  • Increasing efficiencies while reducing costs: When companies
    are forced to use separate infrastructure for running applications,
    this creates infrastructure silos and exacerbates mass
    data fragmentation
    challenges — often leading to increased costs
    and management headaches. Running applications directly on Cohesity
    solves these problems and gives customers the ability to manage
    everything from one user interface.
  • Increasing visibility and data compliance: Customers will now
    be able to run applications that look holistically across all of their
    backup and unstructured data, which can play a key role in advancing
    business-critical goals around compliance, eDiscovery, and security.

In order to empower organizations to easily download and use
applications, Cohesity also introduced the Cohesity
, featuring applications from Cohesity and third parties.
Additionally, Cohesity announced a software developer kit (SDK) as part
of a new Cohesity
Developer Portal
, providing APIs, documentation, and tools that
empower businesses and independent developers to build custom
applications at their own pace to address specific customer use cases.

“Cohesity’s native integration with third-party applications will
continue to simplify our entire backup environment,” said Ted Stevens,
senior storage and virtualization engineer, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.
“While previously we considered backup and unstructured data to be
‘dark,’ Cohesity opens up a whole new world of insight to begin to
leverage backup and unstructured data for business value, while
addressing challenges of mass data fragmentation in the enterprise.”

“Bringing applications to the data, versus data to the applications,
helps enterprises increase data intelligence and reduce infrastructure
sprawl that contributes to the problem of data silos and mass data
fragmentation,” said Christophe Bertrand, senior analyst, Enterprise
Strategy Group. “Cohesity has made significant strides to consolidate
and further leverage unstructured data and applications on a single,
unified platform, which it has significantly extended with the Cohesity
MarketPlace and accompanying Cohesity and third-party applications.”

Cohesity MarketPlace Unlocks Opportunities to Do Much More With
Backup and Unstructured Data

The new Cohesity MarketPlace includes applications from Cohesity and
third-party ISVs that run directly on the Cohesity DataPlatform to
conduct granular analysis, help ensure data compliance, and improve
security, among other functions. Today, Cohesity announced a variety of
new third-party applications:

  • Splunk Enterprise: Customers can utilize Splunk Enterprise to
    analyze, investigate, and take action from their backup and
    unstructured data sets. Customers can download Splunk Enterprise from
    the Cohesity MarketPlace and run it on the Cohesity DataPlatform,
    making it easy to deliver business outcomes from real-time insights.
  • SentinelOne: Customers can run SentinelOne Anti-Virus, which
    provides up-to-date virus libraries based on machine-learning
    algorithms, directly on the Cohesity DataPlatform. Internet
    connectivity is not needed.
  • Clam Anti-Virus: Enterprises can defend their file
    infrastructure against attacks by running the Clam Anti-Virus
    open-source application directly on file data stored on the Cohesity
    DataPlatform, instead of copying the data onto parallel infrastructure
    for analysis.
  • Imanis Data: Imanis Data expands Cohesity DataProtect
    capabilities to ensure protection of modern NoSQL workloads.

Cohesity MarketPlace also includes a variety of Cohesity-developed

  • Insight: This application uses a powerful index to search data
    as it is stored on the Cohesity DataPlatform, helping customers easily
    locate and take action on their data for compliance, legal, or
    day-to-day business needs.
  • Spotlight: Customers can utilize this application to monitor
    any modifications to file data. For example, this application can
    determine, through anomaly detection, if there may have been a
    potential internal or external security breach, like a ransomware
    attack. Organizations can also easily search audit logs and obtain
    alerts on who is creating, modifying, accessing, or deleting files.
    This gives organizations significantly greater visibility and control
    over enterprise data.
  • EasyScript: This application streamlines the complex and
    time-consuming process of uploading, executing, and managing scripts
    by providing convenient access to all script creation elements, along
    with Cohesity APIs and sample scripts, enabling enterprises to quickly
    and easily leverage customized scripts.

“We are thrilled to partner with Cohesity to deliver a revolutionary way
for enterprises to secure their data infrastructure,” said Daniel
Bernard, chief marketing officer, SentinelOne. “By running the
SentinelOne Nexus Application on the Cohesity DataPlatform, customers
get next generation AI-powered threat prevention without having to
transfer any files or connect their clusters to the internet, ensuring a
greater degree of protection across all enterprise data, no matter where
it is stored.”

“Imanis Data is able to extend the value of Cohesity by leveraging its
platform to help customers protect Hadoop and NoSQL databases, which are
increasingly common among the broad range of data sources most companies
use today,” said Peter Smails, vice president, Alliances, Imanis Data.
“The Imanis Data cluster running on Cohesity provides a seamless
solution for enterprises to backup Hadoop and NoSQL databases and keep
the data stored on Cohesity clusters.”

“We are taking the same approach as the smartphone in providing the
ability to run and manage multiple applications on the same platform
with a single UI, and we are helping customers solve mass data
fragmentation challenges at the same time,” said Mohit Aron, CEO and
founder, Cohesity. “Empowering users to build and run applications
directly on the Cohesity DataPlatform paves the way for a dramatically
simpler and more efficient approach to infrastructure.”

Many of the advancements in this announcement are part of the Cohesity
Pegasus 6.3 release. Customers can start taking advantage of the 6.3
release within the next month. The MarketPlace and SDK are generally
available today.

For more information:

  • Watch a video
    highlighting CEO Mohit Aron’s vision of bringing applications to data
  • Read a blog
    by CEO Mohit Aron: ”Bringing Smartphone-like Simplicity to
    Secondary Data and Applications”
  • Watch a video
    that explains how Cohesity makes backup and unstructured data

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
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