Introducing the Cohesity Commitment

By Gaetan Castlelein • November 11, 2016

If you’ve been following the Cohesity blog, you know that we’re setting out to reinvent secondary storage. We think legacy secondary storage is a huge brick weighing down enterprise IT. That’s where 80% of your storage capacity sits. It’s expensive. Difficult to manage. Inefficient. And highly fragmented. We can do better!

At Cohesity, we’ve built the industry’s first web-scale platform designed to consolidate all secondary data on one platform – backups, files, test/dev copy data – all with converged data services and native public cloud integration. Simple. Efficient. Giving you back control of your secondary data.

We launched our first product about a year ago. Since then, we’ve spoken with thousands of users and deployed our solution at many sites across the world. The biggest takeaway is that customers love our product and vision – it’s solving a very real and very large problem today.

But, from a customer standpoint, vendor pitches always sound great. The real question is – will the product stand up to the vendor’s promises? To show you how much we stand behind our solution, today we’re introducing the Cohesity Commitment. This is our guarantee to you that, by choosing Cohesity, you’ll get the most cost-efficient, simple to manage, and least disruptive secondary storage solution in the industry. Guaranteed. If for whatever reason you’re not fully satisfied, you can return the product with a full refund. We’re also introducing the Budget Flush Negotiating Kit to help you get the best deal possible when negotiating with your existing backup vendors.

So, what are we committing to?

50/50 Guarantee: 50% Less Cost for 50TB of Data

Give us at least 50 TB of data to protect, and we’ll save you at least 50% cost compared to your legacy data protection and backup solutions. We’re only factoring in the hard costs (hardware + software + 3 years of maintenance) – so no funny math with management and operating costs.


Pay-As-You-Grow

We’ll right-size your cluster for your initial capacity requirements, and you’ll be able to adjust dynamically as your needs change. Capacity and performance are simple to scale by simply adding nodes to an existing cluster. Cohesity automatically rebalances the data to the new nodes. No need to replace hardware or migrate data.


No Forklift Upgrades – Ever!

Cohesity eliminates the pain of forklifts with non-disruptive upgrades. Hardware is upgraded by simply deploying newer nodes into an existing cluster and – if desired – retiring older nodes. Cohesity automatically rebalances the data between all your available nodes. You will never have to perform a data migration between nodes.


Seamless Integration

You don’t have to rip-and-replace your existing infrastructure to use Cohesity. You can start with a narrow use case – for example start by using Cohesity only as a backup target to be used with your existing backup software. Over time – you can expand your use cases as meets your needs, for example by gradually introducing our data protection software. The transition can happen today, next week or even next year. You’re the customer – you get to decide.


How does the guarantee work?

We’re basically providing a full satisfaction guarantee to our new customers. If, for whatever reason, you’re not satisfied with our solution, you have the right to return the appliance for a 30-day period for a full refund. Please see the program details for more information.

Use the Budget Flush Negotiating Kit to get a better deal

We’re introducing the Budget Flush Negotiating Kit to help you get a better deal with your backup vendors. The kit will help you show your legacy backup vendors that you’re speaking with Cohesity. Challenge them to meet or beat the Cohesity value – and get the best deal possible!

If you’re struggling to keep up with your volumes of secondary data, give us a call! We’ll be happy to discuss our solution and program in detail.