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Santa Cruz Seaside Company Modernizes Its Data Center With Cohesity's Web-Scale Secondary Data Platform


Cohesity Helps Santa Cruz Seaside Company Simplify System Management
and Improve Backup and Recovery

Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged
secondary storage
, today announced that Santa Cruz Seaside Company,
operator of the popular Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk amusement park, uses
Cohesity to simplify data management and improve backup and recovery.
Operating since 1907, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk receives over 3
million visitors a year.

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Santa Cruz Seaside Company needed to modernize its IT infrastructure.
The legacy backup solutions were especially challenging. It not only
took seven to nine hours to complete a full nightly backup, but at times
the team had to restart the backup job from scratch in case the
application timed out or stopped responding. Due to the transactional
nature of the business, this was unsustainable. Additionally, the
company needed an enterprise-class disaster recovery solution to ensure
business continuity. The IT team operated in very tight non-production
hours because many of their businesses and operations are open until 2

After VMware announced EOL for vSphere Data Protection last year, Santa
Cruz Seaside Company started looking for a modern data protection
replacement. They needed to simplify their backup and recovery
environment to meet better RTO and RPO requirements without affecting
production servers during the day and implement a secondary tier to
offload data to the cloud with protection for sensitive data to protect
HIPAA and PCI information. They also wanted a software-defined solution
with SQL awareness and VMware backups on a single-pane-of-glass
interface, along with disaster recovery and regional disaster
contingency with native cloud integration.

For ease of deployment, Santa Cruz Seaside Company chose the Cohesity
C2000 hyperconverged appliance powered by Cohesity's software-defined
DataPlatform and DataProtect. As a web-scale platform, Cohesity allowed
Santa Cruz Seaside Company's IT team to start small and grow their
Cohesity cluster to address future business needs. Cohesity's native
integration with Microsoft Azure enables easy data mobility along with
long-term retention and disaster recovery in the cloud.

"Cohesity addressed our biggest backup and recovery concerns by
providing fast, resilient, and reliable enterprise data protection for
our growing company," said Brian Critchlow, IT systems administrator,
Santa Cruz Seaside Company. "We have tight windows in the hospitality
industry and Cohesity was able to perform a complete backup in one third
of the time our previous solution. Cohesity's capabilities, such as
native integration with Microsoft Azure, have been a huge bonus for our
overall operation and application development."

Santa Cruz Seaside Company achieved the following results with Cohesity:

  • Secondary data is now moved to the cloud for long-term retention.
  • Data protection is achieved without affecting production during
    business hours with zero impact on SQL servers.
  • The IT team can perform data cloning without disruption to the primary
  • VMs can be recovered instantly.
  • Cloning a data warehouse of over 1TB takes approximately one minute to
    boot up, and IT can be querying the database within two minutes.

To learn more, check out the case study, "Hospitality
Leader Santa Cruz Seaside Company Eliminated Bumpy Rides from their
Backup and Recovery Infrastructure,"
on Cohesity's website.

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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