With the latest Cohesity 4.0 release, we have made significant enhancements to the advanced Distributed File Services and the storage abstractions presentations that are provided by the Cohesity DataPlatform. One of those enhancements is the support for write-once-read-many (WORM) file systems within Cohesity Views. Cohesity Views are logical constructs that are utilized a storage location with NFS and SMB mount paths on the Cohesity Cluster. Views are used to store data such as files, backup Snapshots, and cloned VMs. By supporting write-once-read-many (WORM), enterprise organizations such as financial services institutions, securities clearinghouses, large banks, broker-dealers, law firms and others that are require to adhere to regulatory compliance acts such as the Securities and Exchange Commission rules such as SEC Rule 17a-4(f) can benefit from using Cohesity as their secondary storage platform and eliminating yet another potential data center silo in order to comply with the preservation of electronic records that must be exclusively retained in a non-rewriteable and non-erasable format for long or short periods of times.
Cohesity’s implementation of the WORM feature and its capability are built on the same simplified and integrated principles delivered by the platform. Here is a demonstration of the workflow and process: