New Virtual Offering Extends Data Protection Capabilities From Core Data Centers to Remote Sites and Branch Offices At the Edge

Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, recently announced the release of Cohesity DataPlatform Virtual Edition (VE) and Cohesity C2100 Hyperconverged Node products for remote and branch offices. Together with Cohesity DataProtect, the new DataPlatform VE product delivers an integrated software-only backup solution that deploys on virtual machines ideal for remote or branch office locations.

Now, data can be consolidated and replicated to a central data center for disaster recovery and long-term retention with Cohesity’s intelligent, web-scale storage system, saving companies time and money. With the introduction of Cohesity DataPlatform VE, Cohesity provides the first integrated data protection solution that deploys from the edge to the data center to the cloud with a common feature-set and management interface.

“With the addition of DataPlatform Virtual Edition for remote sites, along with the previously announced DataPlatform Cloud Edition for public clouds, Cohesity can now provide a unified, end-to-end data protection experience that spans from the edge of the enterprise to on-premises data center to public clouds,” said Taneja Group Founder and Consulting Analyst Arun Taneja. “This demonstrates the power of software-defined secondary storage to provide seamless data protection solutions across all forms of IT infrastructure that exist in the modern enterprise.”

Cohesity DataPlatform VE eliminates the need to provision any new hardware in the remote or branch offices and can be remotely installed and administered without requiring on-site support, which is often in short supply at remote offices. Cohesity also released an entry-level hardware configuration that extends the reach of its data protection coverage for branch office or regional data center deployments.

The C2100 entry-level hyperconverged node with Cohesity DataPlatform Standard Edition provides a dedicated data protection solution designed for environments with multiple server hosts and storage. With the addition of these products, enterprises are able to simplify the management of remote office backups, increasing efficiency and reducing costs.

Cohesity Virtual Edition will be available to customers in mid/late Q2 2017.