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Mohit Aron is the founder and CEO of Cohesity, which aims to simplify data management for modern enterprises. He helped build the world’s foremost distributed file system at Google. Then, he innovated the world’s leading software-defined solution for hyperconvergence as CTO and co-founder of Nutanix.

“At Cohesity, we believe that simplicity is the foundation of modern data management.   Our mission is to radically simplify how organizations manage their data and unlock limitless value.”

Mohit Aron, CEO

Company Timeline

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June 2013

Company Founded

Mohit Aron, former Google File System lead developer and former Nutanix co-founder/CTO, addresses the new data management challenge.

Early investors include Sequoia Capital, ACCEL Partners, and Google Ventures.

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October 2015

Introduction of Cohesity DataPlatform & Cohesity DataProtect

First hyperconverged data protection solution includes backup, distributed NFS, and analytics.

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February 2016

Launch of Cohesity DataPlatform & Cohesity DataProtect 2.0

Site replication, integrated cloud services from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, support for SMB,
stronger security, and an enhanced UI added.

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June 2016

Release of Cohesity DataPlatform & Cohesity DataProtect 3.0

Physical workloads, servers, and databases added with Pure Storage integration and Cohesity SnapTree™ Technology for speed and scalability.

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October 2016

Expansion to EMEA

Company announces expansion into the European market.

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April 2017

Strategic Partners Invest

Cisco Investments and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) back groundbreaking, complementary Cohesity solution.

Timeline Product Release 4.0
April 2017

Launch of Cohesity DataPlatform & Cohesity DataProtect 4.0

S3-compatible object store, NAS data protection, role-based access, erasure coding, and more
capabilities added.

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September 2017

Industry Accolades

Cohesity named "2017 Cool Vendor" by Gartner and “Next Billion-Dollar Startup 2017" by Forbes.

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December 2017

Release of Cohesity DataPlatform & Cohesity DataProtect 5.0

Hyper-V, AHV, and NAS protection introduced.

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January 2018

Expansion to APAC

Company opens second international office in Bangalore, India.

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March 2018

US Expansion

Opening of second major U.S. office in Research Triangle, NC.

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June 2018

Strategic Investments

SoftBank Vision Fund, Morgan Stanley, and other strategic investors back proven, complementary Cohesity technology.

Timeline Product Release 6.0
July 2018

Release of Cohesity DataPlatform & DataProtect 6.0

Simplified multicluster management, addition of CloudSpin and Cloud DR, and enhancements to Analytics.

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August 2018

Introduction of Cohesity Helios

Single, simple SaaS-based global management solution for data and applications.

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February 2019

Introducing Cohesity Marketplace

Making backup data productive for other business requirements.

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May 2019

Imanis Data Acquisition

Expanded coverage for Hadoop and NoSQL distributed databases.

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May 2019

CNBC Disruptor 50 List

Cohesity selected for the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for most ambitious and innovative companies.

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September 2019

Cohesity Named A Leader in Forrester Wave

Cohesity named a Leader in the Forrester Wave Data Resiliency Solutions Q3, 2019.

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October 2019

Cohesity Named A Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Cohesity named a Visionary for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions.

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November 2019

2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

IIT Delhi Selects Cohesity Founder and CEO Mohit Aron for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Timeline 2020 Forbes 100 Award
January 2020

2020 Forbes Cloud 100 for Second Year in a Row

Cohesity has been named to the Forbes 2020 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world.

Timeline Gartner Peer Insights 2020
February 2020

Third Gartner Peer Insights Customer Choice Award

Cohesity recognized for the third time in a row as a Customers’ Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, and one of only 3 vendors rated in Global Enterprises Voice of the Customer survey.

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April 2020

Further Strong Investment Round and Valuation

Cohesity raises another $235M in Series E funding round led by DFJ Growth Fund, more than doubling the company's valuation to $2.5B.

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April 2020

Cohesity Unveils Industry’s First Mobile Application

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June 2020

Cohesity Named a Leader In GigaOm Report

GigaOm rates Cohesity’s software-defined, platform-based approach to modern data management solutions above all vendors in new market landscape report.

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July 2020

Cohesity Named A Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant

The company is positioned as a Leader in just its second time in this Magic Quadrant. Gartner states that “Leaders execute well against their current vision and are well positioned for tomorrow.”

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August 2020

Pure Storage and Cohesity Forge Strategic Partnership to Deliver Rapid Recovery at Scale

Pure FlashRecover, Powered by Cohesity®is the industry’s first jointly-engineered all-flash modern data protection solution for rapid recovery, ransomware protection, and reuse of data.

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October 2020

Strategic Collaboration with AWS to Deliver Data Management as a Service

Unveiled the industry’s most comprehensive Data Management as a Service offering, utilizing the Cohesity Helios multicloud platform, with AWS as our preferred cloud provider.

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December 2020

Cohesity Makes Data Management as Simple as Sign Up, Connect and Protect Through New SaaS Offerings for Backup and Disaster Recovery

New SaaS Offerings Deliver on the Promise of Data Management as a Service and Provide an Unprecedented Level of Choice and Simplicity

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January 2021

Fourth Time in a Row

Cohesity recognized as a Customers’ Choice in 10 of 11 category distinctions in the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, and the only vendor named a Customers’ Choice for Global Enterprises.

CRN Coolest Cloud Company Award 2021
February 2021

Cohesity Featured Among CRN’s Coolest Cloud Companies for 2021

Recognition Follows the Rollout of Cohesity's Industry-first, Comprehensive Data Management as a Service Solution

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March 2021

Cohesity Named a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice in Two Reports

Cohesity is the only data management vendor named a Customers' Choice in both the Distributed File Systems and Object Storage report and the Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions report.

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March 2021

Cohesity Announces $3.7 Billion Valuation

$1.2 Billion more than valuation less than 12 months ago

Cohesity Featured Among CRN’s Coolest Cloud Companies for 2021
June 2021

CRN’s Software-Defined Data Center 50 for 2021

Cohesity named to the 2021 Software-Defined Data Center 50 List for forward-thinking technology providers who virtualize and automate the delivery and management of data center infrastructure.

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July 2021

GigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection for the Enterprise

Cohesity Named a Leader for Two Years in a Row in the GigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection for the Enterprise

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup & Recovery Software Solutions Report
July 2021

Cohesity Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions

Cohesity was recognized for its ability to execute and completeness of vision.

2021 Forbes Cloud 100 Honoree
August 2021

Cohesity Is Named To The 2021 Forbes Cloud 100 for the Third Year in a Row

Cohesity has been named to the Forbes 2021 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures.

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October 2021

Cohesity Connect

Cohesity hosted its inaugural user conference Cohesity Connect, a global, virtual event that gave attendees from around the world the opportunity to hear about the latest trends and innovations in next-gen data management.

April 2022

IDC MarketScape Worldwide Distributed Scale-Out File System 2022 Vendor Assessment

Cohesity was recognized as a Major Player based on 12 capabilities and 10 strategies criteria and metrics.

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Industry Accolades

Cohesity innovation has been recognized by industry analysts, media publications, business influencers, and partner organizations.

2021 CRN Coolest Cloud Companies Award

2021 CRN Coolest Cloud Companies

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021

2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions


2021 Cloud 100

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2021 GigaOm Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection for the Enterprise

Award Highres

Satisfied Customers

Customer obsession is a Cohesity core value, and our mission is to always deliver exceptional support. We’re very proud of our 90+ Net Promoter Score (NPS) and having won the NorthFace Scoreboard award for excellence six years in a row.


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