It’s hard to believe Cohesity turns 10 this month. I’ve spent time reflecting on those early days, the journey we’ve taken, and all that we’ve accomplished together. But at 10 years old, we’re still a relatively young company. I’ve started thinking about how a 10-year-old views the world and how our future as a company is full of possibilities. In the same way a child sees the world without limits, we see the world this way, too.

Here are some thoughts on my vision for the future of Cohesity as we approach our 10-year birthday.

Looking back on our original vision

Ten years ago we saw an opportunity. Data was highly fragmented across multiple silos. First, there were backups, and this space had been dominated by legacy companies with little innovation. Those backup products didn’t scale and were very hard to recover data from (plus upgrading their software took forever).

We realized we could make our customers’ lives easier by simplifying data management and modernizing backups and data protection. We architected a platform based on our vision that customers could secure their data, manage their data, and do more with their data via harnessing insights from that data—all in one place and on one platform. That was our vision back then, and it’s still our vision today.

We’ve always adjusted to the changing market landscape, but our core vision has remained rock solid.

Seeing the world with limitless possibilities

One of the benefits of being a young company is you can start from scratch with no constraints. This is much harder for legacy vendors because they weren’t architected to solve today’s IT challenges. But we could think about our vision from the very beginning, and think about what Cohesity had the potential to become one day. So we viewed the world as a young person would—with fresh eyes and no perceived constraints. In defining our vision in this way, and imagining what the future could look like, we built our platform from the ground up. This meant, when the time came for us to embrace things like AI, we could do that much more easily.

The future is bright

At Cohesity, we continue to innovate. That’s what gets me excited to come to work every day.

We recently announced Cohesity Turing, our integrated set of technologies we’re building to bring AI to the world of data. This will allow customers to harness insights from their data backups—and allows us to bring advancements to data protection and security. But beyond the great technology we’ve developed over the past 10 years, I’m excited about the great success we’re helping our customers achieve.

I’m also proud of the people at Cohesity and am humbled by their efforts. Our success here is really because of our team and our culture. Some of the people who started this journey are still here, and a lot more have joined since then. And I want to thank them all.

I’m very excited for the future of Cohesity and all the great things we will do together. We will never be complacent.

That’s one thing our customers and the rest of the world can count on.

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