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Cohesity Helios SaaS Solution Ushers in a New Era for Global Secondary Data and App Management That Is Simple, Smart, Proactive and Highly Efficient


Machine-Driven Predictive Analytics Empowers Enterprises to
Accelerate IT and Business Productivity and Extract Valuable Insights
From Massive Volumes of Previously Untapped Data

Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged
secondary storage
, today announced the release of Cohesity
, a SaaS-based management solution that empowers customers to
see, manage, and take action on their secondary data and applications
globally -- from a single dashboard -- while benefiting from powerful
analytics and machine learning (ML) capabilities that generate valuable
insights from untapped data.

Today, enterprise customers no longer have all of their secondary data
and apps in one data center. Instead, they are spread across multiple
silos in different locations globally, creating mass data fragmentation
challenges. Cohesity
created a new way for organizations to consolidate
secondary data and apps -- like backup, test/dev, archives and analytics
-- in a single hyperconverged solution. Helios builds on this foundation
and furthers Cohesity's vision by giving customers unprecedented global
access, visibility, and control of their secondary apps and data across
all their Cohesity DataPlatform sites whether
on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge.

"We are ushering in a new way to address mass data fragmentation
challenges that are plaguing enterprises across virtually every
industry," said Mohit Aron, CEO and founder of Cohesity. "With Helios,
we now are providing businesses with a single, global unified platform
for their secondary data and apps in a way that's smart, incredibly
efficient and brings new insights to massive volumes of untapped data."

"Customers globally are grappling with how to easily manage skyrocketing
volumes of secondary data and applications that are spread across silos
on-premises and in the cloud," said Mark Peters, principal analyst and
practice director, ESG. "Cohesity Helios gives customers innovative ways
to view and manage their global secondary data and applications, making
it much easier to accelerate IT productivity, simplify business
planning, and derive insights from untapped data."

Accelerating IT Productivity

With Helios, enterprises have the ability to roll out policies or make
upgrades across their entire Cohesity multi-cluster environment with a
single click, drastically simplifying IT operations. Additional features
make infrastructure management even more efficient:

  • Access a smart assistant for IT: Administrators can define
    service-level agreements (SLAs) by job and workload and Cohesity
    SmartAssist will automatically evaluate required versus available
    resources (e.g., compute, storage) across all clusters to meet SLAs or
    suggest changes as needed.
  • Utilize machine learning for operational insights: Helios
    evaluates how infrastructure is being used and utilizes ML to
    determine what adjustments or modifications may be necessary in the
    future. For example, based on current storage utilization and workload
    makeup, Helios will proactively recommend when additional resources
    might be needed to continue meeting business requirements.
  • Benefit from peer comparisons: The SaaS solution not only
    evaluates customers' operational metadata sets but also analyzes
    operational metadata from Cohesity customers globally. Organizations
    can compare infrastructure utilization against anonymized benchmarks
    from their peers and uncover best practices.

Simplifying Business Planning and Improving Continuity

Businesses cannot afford downtime, but the complexity of modern IT
infrastructure makes it increasingly difficult to prevent. Through ML,
Helios helps organizations improve business continuity across their
secondary infrastructure. Helios empowers organizations to:

  • Benefit from proactive health checks: Based on global
    operational metadata collected from Cohesity, Helios looks at the
    actions taken by an IT administrator across their sites and alerts
    them, for example, of anomalies that don't follow best practices
    (e.g., if a financial services customer forgets to turn on
    encryption). Helios will then suggest a recommended path forward.
  • Relax with automation: Customers get peace of mind in knowing
    Helios can automate corrective action for failure of non-critical
    system resources, including proactively notifying the Cohesity global
    support team to ensure that any issue is quickly addressed.
  • Access a "crystal ball": Helios empowers administrators to test
    the impact of future changes across their clusters before rolling them
    out. Administrators can also evaluate alternative approaches with
    "what-if" analyses powered by machine learning.

Maximizing Agility and Probing Untapped Data for Meaningful Insights

Helios provides customers with new levels of agility. Because customers
can see all of their Cohesity sites in one view, organizations can
easily move data from one location to another, maximizing capacity and
improving disaster recovery while optimizing costs. Organizations can
also use the Cohesity
Analytics Workbench
(AWB) to drive meaningful insights from untapped
data, starting with three applications:

  • Detect patterns that help ensure compliance: With the Pattern
    Finder application, enterprises can search their secondary data for
    strings of characters that match the pattern of sensitive or personal
    data, for example, a Social Security number or a phone number.
    Organizations can then take corrective action to comply with stringent
    regulatory requirements.
  • Pinpoint bad passwords to mitigate risks: The smart Password
    Detection application gives companies a way to improve security by
    searching across global data sets to uncover passwords that fail to
    meet best practices, such as those that include personal or company
    names, or are stored in plain text.
  • Transcode videos to optimize for capacity: To help optimize
    resources, IT admins -- including those within the security,
    surveillance and healthcare industries -- can use the Video
    Compression application to reduce the size of large media files while
    optimizing space.

"Munson Healthcare is committed to providing top quality care to our
patients through a dedicated team of 9,000 professionals who operate
across nine hospitals," said Josh Humphrey, senior systems
administrator, Munson Healthcare. "It is critical that we manage our
secondary data and applications spread across multiple locations in the
most efficient way possible while also ensuring we meet stringent
compliance requirements by "lighting up" untapped secondary data. Helios
can help us directly address these challenges while continuing to focus
resources where they are needed most -- on our patients."

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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 namd to
Forbes' "Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017," LinkedIn's "Startups: The
50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now," and CRN's "2017 Emerging
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