Cisco and Cohesity have been teaming for well over a year and are laser focused on one thing: to give joint customers the ability to boost operational efficiency, lower costs and defend backup data against ransomware attacks. We’re happy to report that we’ve had many satisfied customers, including Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, The Master Group and Sky Lakes Medical Center — as well as Cisco’s own IT group. 

While we’re thrilled to have happy joint customers, we wanted to go a step further in showcasing the actual benefits of our joint solution. We know it’s important for customers to have all the facts when they make infrastructure choices. So, we commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct an independent Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study — based on real-world customer experiences — to make it incredibly simple for organizations to evaluate the tangible value of Cohesity software on Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). 

Today, we’d like to present to you interesting findings of that study. 

To start, please feel free to download the study. You’ll see what we consider to be outstanding results. To cut to the chase, our joint solution delivered an overall return on investment (ROI) of 150% in three years for the modeled composite organization. The payback period was just a year, and the total benefits present value realized was an impressive $2.63 million.

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According to the Forrester TEI study, “After the investment in Cohesity on Cisco UCS, the customers’ organizations shifted to modern, hybrid cloud-based backup environments that provided improved visibility into their data holistically. In addition to improving efficiency for backup and recovery professionals, data administrators, application developers, and employees, the organizations’ backup environments became more reliable, and the organizations became more resilient to ransomware attacks and were better prepared to handle unpredictable events such as the global COVID-19 pandemic.”

A Closer Look at the Results

To calculate ROI, Forrester interviewed four customer organizations across different industries using Cohesity on Cisco UCS. Forrester aggregated the experiences and combined the results into a single composite organization. The Forrester TEI customer interviews and financial analysis found when compared to the total costs of $1.05 million, the total benefit was $2.63M, yielding net benefits of $1.57 million in present value for investment in Cohesity on Cisco UCS. 

These are other notable findings:

  • 83% to 99% reduction in recovery time 
  • 25% of the workday returned to data administrators and application developers by boosting efficiency in sharing backup data
  • 70% reduction in annual storage infrastructure expenditures
  • 80%+ less time to install servers with Cisco Validated Design

Benefits of Cohesity on Cisco UCS

Cohesity on Cisco UCS has delivered both impressive quantified and unquantified efficiency and cost benefits to organizations. While cutting time on recovery processes and speeding up application development and testing, the joint solutions are also decreasing ransomware risks, boosting resilience and easing cloud adoption, according to interviewed customers. 

The elimination of high costs, forklift upgrades and disruptive updates as well as mass data fragmentation are among the top reasons organizations seek integrated  Cohesity-Cisco solutions. Moreover, teams shifting to remote and automated operations want to move increasing amounts of data to the cloud, but legacy solutions can’t natively support the effort. While Cohesity provides backup and recovery for both modern and traditional data sources as well as file and object services for unstructured data, Cisco UCS unifies computing, networking, management, virtualization, and storage access. Certified with the Cisco Validated Design, the joint Cohesity-Cisco solution complements Cisco HyperFlex and Cisco Intersight, and is available directly from Cisco, streamlining purchasing, deployment and support.

Download the Forrester TEI study and explore the infographic to discover how Cohesity on Cisco UCS can add real value and empower your organization with measurable business results.  To learn more about it, join a webinar with Forrester, Cisco, Cohesity and a featured customer. 

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Sanjeev Desai
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Sanjeev Desai

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing

Sanjeev Desai is a Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing at Cohesity, responsible for leading product marketing for industry-partner solutions. He is a customer-centric leader with expertise in Product Management & Marketing that ranges across software start-ups, Fortune500, and cloud/SaaS companies.

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Sanjeev Desai

Senior Director, Solutions Marketing

Sanjeev Desai is a Sr. Director, Solutions Marketing at Cohesity, responsible for leading product marketing for industry-partner solutions. He is a customer-centric leader with expertise in Product Management & Marketing that ranges across software start-ups, Fortune500, and cloud/SaaS companies.
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