Cohesity have recently announced the launch of the latest version of their OS, Cohesity Orion 5.0. Orion 5.0 combines end-to-end data protection and big data storage on distributed, infinitely scalable architecture. This update will deliver radical 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, Cohesity Orion enables companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and dramatically lower storage costs.

Archiving data (both structured and unstructured) and backup have historically been separate. Companies have kept different solutions for each. However the nature and growth of data has changed dramatically in recent years. Massive amounts of unstructured data are being generated on a near constant basis. Storing this data is leading to huge inefficiencies as several copies of the same data are being stored at several points. Cohesity’s Orion 5.0 aims to correct this by storing all the data at one point and acting as both archive and backup.

Orion 5.0 will seamlessly span on-premises and cloud infrastructure, for both data protection and archiving, and it can be managed through a simple, single-pane-of-glass user interface. The platform will be fully indexed and searchable, while making access to the data easier, provide greater insights, and help to eliminate redundant copies. Cohesity states that the data will be “instantly” accessible to any application and user via standard protocols including NFS, CIFS/SMB and S3.

Cohesity Orion 5.0 is scheduled for consumer release within the next 3 months. To find out more, check out Cohesity’s in-depth blog and have a look at the 5.0 platform infographic.