Accelerate data management with Cohesity on Cisco UCS® X-Series
Weakness in an otherwise strong posture or approach is often called the Achilles heel, a nod to Greek mythology. In IT, that flaw is often data management.
The apps and data powering innovation in today’s digital-first world are only possible because of rapid changes in IT infrastructure — on-premises and in the cloud. Yet legacy data management complexity has created a divide between apps, data and cloud that few organizations have successfully bridged.
As hybrid cloud architecture becomes the norm, IT teams need to eliminate data management silos (such as backup, file sharing, disaster recovery, dev/test provisioning and analytics) to move further, faster towards digital business success.
How can teams drive business agility while crippled by missed service-level agreements (SLAs) for data availability and access? How does business innovate and mine data faster for useful insights when faced with mass data fragmentation? How can IT teams proactively defend, deter and respond to ransomware threats while consumed by keeping the lights on?
The short answer is enterprises can’t be nimble and secure with complex data management separating apps, data and cloud. That’s why Cisco and Cohesity are advancing our already successful partnership and solutions to close the gap.
Today, we’re announcing modern, flash-optimized data management capabilities on the new Cisco UCS X-Series Modular System, built for the age of hybrid cloud, to further simplify data management and help you protect, manage, and extract value from your data faster.
Meet Modern Data Management on Cisco UCS X-Series
Cohesity Helios software will soon be available on the Cisco UCS X-Series Modular System, powered by Intersight™. The results: even greater data and apps consolidation, optimized total cost of ownership (TCO), and incredibly fast performance for comprehensive data management services — backup & recovery, disaster recovery, file & object services, dev/test, and analytics — on a single platform across hybrid clouds.
Customers Look Forward to Technically Superior Solutions
Organizations adopting Cohesity Helios on UCS X-Series are going to see amazing technology gains, including these:
Unparalleled Efficiency: You’ll get higher density and better operational efficiency with this modular system, consisting of high-capacity compute and NVMe nodes combined with our exceptional and unique Cohesity space-savings technologies. Translation: even better data and apps consolidation and automation, helping to optimize your TCO while accelerating business outcomes.
Exceptional Performance: You’ll be assured of meeting the most demanding SLAs with flash-optimized performance for backing up, restoring, and accessing data. This will enable you to speed backup defense against ransomware attacks, and if needed, predictably and rapidly recover data at scale. Even more than that, you’ll achieve competitive advantages with faster data reuse, such as cloning backup or file and object data for dev/test or analytics with the industry-leading performance of UCS X-Series’ M6 generation of servers.
Superior Flexibility and Scale: Finally, you’ll be able to rightsize your data management environment with heterogeneous — compute-only and all-flash storage — nodes in an easy-to-scale modular system that combines the efficiency of blade servers with the capacity of rack servers. You’ll have massive capacity (up to 720 TB NVMe) in a single chassis for managing rapid data growth.You’ll further expedite time to value with Cohesity Marketplace apps by speeding up vulnerability scans of backup snapshots, anti-virus scans on files, global information searches, and content audits of sensitive data.
We’re thrilled to see Cohesity and Cisco continue to step up their innovation in the data management space,” said Pat Malloy, head of networks and platform engineering, Arnold Clark. “We’re excited about accelerated enterprise data management with the all-flash modular system from Cisco coupled with the multicloud data platform software from Cohesity. Ultra-fast performance and speed for ransomware recovery, data access and data reuse at scale are powerful differentiators from this strong partnership.
Now in addition to Cohesity on certified UCS C-Series rack servers and S-Series storage servers, Cohesity supports UCS X-Series adaptable, future-ready, and cloud-operated modular system, expanding enterprise choice and flexibility for deploying Cohesity-Cisco data management solutions.
It’s an exciting time for data management. We’ll keep you posted on the exact timing of the general availability of the Cohesity on UCS X-Series solution from Cisco — right now it’s scheduled for Fall 2021. In the meantime, contact your local Cisco partner for a deeper dive into what else this giant tech leap forward can do for your organization.