Backup

Today Cohesity Brings their Backup as a Service to Europe

Today on 9 June 2021 Cohesity launch of its Backup as a Service (BaaS) offering, DataProtect delivered as a Service, to users in Europe. This is pretty exciting as this may well help some users with compliance as previously this was only available in other regions.

The service is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure in Europe providing enterprise and mid-size customers another radically simple way to back up data, eliminate silos, and drive down capital expenditure costs, while Cohesity takes care of managing the underlying infrastructure.


The Service is launching on the AWS Europe (Frankfurt) Region, with London expected to follow in summer, 2021, and Paris by fall/Autumn, 2021.

Cohesity DataProtect is delivered as a Service and includes support for an array of workloads including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Virtual Instances and Compute Infrastructure, and AWS Relational Database Service (RDS), Microsoft 365 SaaS applications, and data sources such as VMware, Network Attached Storage (NAS), and SQL Server.

I know I am very keen to get hands on with some of these features especially RDS and how this can be delegated to database administrators.

Cohesity DataProtect is used to back up data on-premises, or in cloud environments managed directly through one user interface on the Cohesity Helios multicloud platform.

DataProtect delivered as a Service is the first offering from Cohesity’s comprehensive Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) portfolio. DMaaS is a portfolio of ‘as a service’ offerings designed to provide users with a radically simple way to back up, secure, govern, and analyze their data, all managed directly by Cohesity and hosted on AWS—Cohesity’s preferred cloud provider for DMaaS.

In addition to announcing the availability of Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service in Europe today, Cohesity announced the imminent arrival of its second SaaS offering in its DMaaS portfolio, Cohesity SiteContinuity, which will enable automated disaster recovery of mission-critical applications and data to the cloud. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is designed to help enterprises reduce infrastructure costs substantially by utilising on-demand cloud resources from AWS instead of requiring a costly secondary data centre.
Cohesity’s portfolio of DMaaS offerings allows more choice in how you can protect and manage your data. Users can choose from a DMaaS model, on-premises Cohesity cluster, or a combination of both in a hybrid model – all on a single platform and managed with a single UI.
Users can subscribe to DMaaS offerings through authorised Cohesity channel partners and distributors and via the AWS Marketplace. I think this is great if you just want to get straight in and use the product. DMaaS not only gives their partners the opportunity to grow their recurring revenue business, but it also allows them to expand their existing managed service offerings without having to build out infrastructure themselves. Or, they can use this as an entry point if they are thinking about starting a managed service practice.

With Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service, users can also:

Reduce complexity with BaaS that is built for the hybrid cloud, freeing up cycles to focus on other critical tasks with a single backup service on-premise and cloud data sources and single UI to manage BaaS and customer-managed environments.
Reduce backup setup to minutes by automatically discovering workloads once a secure connection is established and applying either preset or custom policies to begin protection.
Ensure efficient use of available bandwidth, accelerating backups to the cloud and data recovery from the cloud by only transmitting data blocks that have been changed.
Improve their data security posture by keeping a snapshot in an alternate “air-gapped” location with flexible encryption key management and the ability to separate and isolate data for legal and compliance purposes.

For More Information:

● Learn more about Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service.
Read about our broad support for Microsoft 365 SaaS applications.
● Check out the Cohesity DataProtect solution brief.
● Download the Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Data Centre Backup and Recovery Solutions.

I am hoping to get a bit more hands on with this product soon and I know the team are actively working on getting me a trial so if there is something you specifically want to see let me know. I am going to be linking this up to my lab with the trial and putting it through its paces (where I can). If things go to plan I will also see how the hybrid element works out if I can get that stuff running at home again. So for now I will be monitoring my inbox so I can follow up on all this!

Note : I have been compensated for this review and commentary. All the thoughts and opinions in the post are mine and not linked to the company or the current company I am working for.

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