Momentum may be intangible, but it’s something you can feel. Think about the last time you rode a roller coaster, went down a hill, or saw a team grasp victory in the most challenging situations. That’s momentum.

And it’s here at Cohesity. We can feel it, and many of our customers and partners feel it too.

It started a few weeks ago at ReConnect, where we announced the next major phase of our data security and management story.

Entering ReConnect strong. Leaving even stronger.

In a blog highlighting the announcements at ReConnect, Cohesity CEO and President Sanjay Poonen called it “A new era of Cohesity’s leadership in data security and management.”

He’s clearly onto something.

We introduced the newly formed Data Security Alliance—a ‘who’s who’ in cybersecurity—that gives customers more ways to win the war against cyberattacks. We also unveiled our new data security solution, Cohesity DataHawk, which enhances cyber resilience by providing protection, detection, and recovery against cyberattacks all in a single SaaS offering. DataHawk, which runs on the Cohesity Data Cloud, is our latest ‘as a service’ offering in the Cohesity Cloud Services portfolio (formerly known as Data Management as a Service).

With these two major announcements, customers and industry analysts seized on our momentum, and their reaction was swift and unambiguous.

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More innovations. More cloud.

There’s one surefire way to keep that momentum: Keep taking big swings and keep your eyes on what’s best for customers. We did both this week at AWS re:Invent, one of the most significant cloud computing conferences globally.

At re:Invent, we made several big announcements, including that we’re:

  • Propelling the growth of Cohesity Cloud Services. In fact, in the past five quarters, our customer count in cloud services has leapt from under 60 to over 500.
  • Supporting new business-critical workloads, including protection for Amazon S3 and SFDC. We do this via our backup as a service (BaaS) product known as Cohesity DataProtect Delivered as a Service.
  • Broadening customer choice and flexibility. We’re expanding Cohesity FortKnox support for AWS S3 Glacier FR so customers can pick the version of FortKnox that best fits their SLA and budget needs.

We believe these latest innovations and advancements will be music to the ears of so many Cohesity Cloud Services customers who are already utilizing and benefitting from our Cohesity-managed SaaS offerings today. Here’s just some of what we’ve been hearing.

“In order to back up on-prem servers and other cloud services, we wanted one cloud-based solution that would also provide ransomware protection. We found our answer with Cohesity’s backup as a service offering that runs on AWS,” said Michael Stegall, IT Director, Eurecat. “Now, we can monitor and manage backups and restores of all workloads, on-prem and on the cloud, from a single user interface, which also helps free up time to focus on other tasks. We also benefit from fast restores and great ransomware protection that is vital in today’s environment.”

And of FortKnox: “We are the fifth largest school district in the state of Georgia, serving over 50,000 students in the Atlanta area. We wanted to update our 3-2-1 backup strategy with a modern SaaS offering to improve our cyber resiliency and protect against ransomware attacks,” said Kurt Pritchett, senior network engineer, Clayton County Public Schools. “The simplicity and convenience of the Cohesity FortKnox SaaS offering was just what we needed to achieve this. Cohesity FortKnox also enabled the district to qualify for cyber insurance, while realizing greater efficiencies, time, and cost savings.”

In addition to the announcements noted above, our participation at re:Invent also includes:

  • A CISO breakout session on ransomware and data protection in today’s threat landscape featuring Cohesity CISO Brian Spanswick and Director of Technology Advocacy Group Theresa Miller, alongside Mike Higgins, Director of Security, Amazon
  • 18 mini theater sessions, including speakers from AWS, Tenable, and BigID
  • Cohesity co-presenting with partners AWS, Tenable BigID, HCL TCS, and Infosys
  • Live streamed Cube interviews with our CEO and President Sanjay Poonen and myself from the show floor
  • Multiple in-booth sessions with AWS, and more

Of course, our strategic collaboration with AWS played a big role in helping us get here. Momentum thrives on synergy.

Data security, management, and the cloud

As a cloud-first company, we operate at the intersection of data security, management, and the cloud. Those three worlds are intertwined and interdependent, like an ecosystem. Each complements the other, and we’re energized by all three.

Based on the feedback we’ve received over the past few weeks at ReConnect and now at AWS re:Invent, customers, partners, and analysts are feeling this same energy—and our accelerating data security and cloud momentum—too.

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Amith Nair
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Amith Nair

Sr. Vice President, GM Cloud

As the SVP/GM of Cloud, Amith Nair leads all aspects of the Cloud Business Unit including product, sales, marketing, and alliances. Prior to Cohesity, he was responsible for product, partner, and solutions marketing at HashiCorp Inc. He also held product management and product marketing leadership positions at Microsoft, Citrix, and 3Com. Amith holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Amith Nair
Sr. Vice President, GM Cloud
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Amith Nair

Sr. Vice President, GM Cloud

As the SVP/GM of Cloud, Amith Nair leads all aspects of the Cloud Business Unit including product, sales, marketing, and alliances. Prior to Cohesity, he was responsible for product, partner, and solutions marketing at HashiCorp Inc. He also held product management and product marketing leadership positions at Microsoft, Citrix, and 3Com. Amith holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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