Cohesity DataPlatform Gets All-Flash Enhancements for Cisco, HPE

I/O Boost for all-flash solutions lowers TCO, among other benefits.

Lynn Haber

August 27, 2020

3 Min Read
Data management platform

Cohesity just extended its DataPlatform for modern data management to all-flash solutions from Cisco and HPE.

The two key alliance partners and their customers are the beneficiaries of the new I/O Boost technology enhancements to the Cohesity DataPlatform. This product consolidates data and applications including backups, files, objects, dev/test and analytics on a single software-defined platform.


Cohesity’s Matt Waxman

“The Cohesity DataPlatform with I/O Boost makes flash even more affordable, while meeting increasingly demanding SLAs for backup, recovery, file and object services, and data insights,” said Matt Waxman, vice president of product management, Cohesity. “There isn’t any other solution in the industry that provides complete, flash-optimized data management and is incredibly agile and efficient.”

There are several key benefits of I/O Boost for all-flash solutions. One is lower TCO than disk-based alternatives. Another is better productivity. A third is faster time to data reuse and value, according to the vendor. The new I/O Boost technology in the Cohesity DataPlatform is supported on certified servers from Cisco, HPE, Dell and Intel.

A Closer Look

Here is more information on the benefits:

  • Higher throughput and bandwidth capabilities of flash media combined with Cohesity’s technologies mean fewer licensed nodes. This means fewer nodes to meet performance and usable capacity needs. This benefit makes all-flash more cost-effective.

  • 2x to 8×2 faster performance for backing up and accessing data compared to disk-based alternatives.

  • Meet service level agreements (SLAs) with flash-optimized performance that speeds data management tasks. This is particularly for faster metadata-intensive operations such as deduplication and replication. Also consider the backing up of both small and very large (multi-terabyte) files alike.

  • Realize competitive advantages with faster data reuse. For example, cloning backup or file and object data for dev/test or analytics without metadata bottlenecks. The solution also boosts performance for Cohesity Marketplace apps. In particular, those with random I/O profiles, speeding up vulnerability scans using backup, antivirus on files, information search, and content analysis on sensitive data.

  • Customers can opt for certified all-flash enterprise servers that suit their business needs, specifically Cisco UCS C220 M5, HPE ProLiant DL360 G10, Dell PowerEdge R640, and Intel Server System R1208WF.

“The combination of Cohesity’s flash-optimized data management software and Cisco UCS opens up a new world of possibilities for customers looking to reap the benefits of all-flash for high-performance backup, recovery, scale-out NAS and data insights,” said DD Dasgupta, vice president of product management, cloud and compute, Cisco. “Together, Cisco and Cohesity can now further manage customers’ data requirements, with unified management and automation across Cisco HyperFlex and UCS.”

Cisco and Cohesity have been technology partners for about two years.

Eliminates Data Silos

In a blog, Ronak Chokshi, senior solutions and product marketing manager at HPE, talks about HPE customers moving from primary storage to all-flash. However, he noted a critical problem.

“As customers embrace all-flash architecture, the problem of how to eliminate data silos and protect, manage, and derive insights from data persists,” he wrote.

The latest advancements between HPE and Cohesity change that.

Chris Powers, VP and GM, collaborative platform development, HPE Storage, addressed today’s news.

“HPE ProLiant DL360 Server for Cohesity DataPlatform now allows organizations to also transition other data and applications to all-flash and do so with the world’s most secure industry-standard server as the foundation. HPE and Cohesity together are enabling organizations to optimize their data protection approach, increase dev/test agility, and enhance compliance with NVMe all-flash and I/O Boost,” he said.

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Lynn Haber

Content Director Lynn Haber follows channel news from partners, vendors, distributors and industry watchers. If I miss some coverage, don’t hesitate to email me and pass it along. Always up for chatting with partners. Say hi if you see me at a conference!

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