The bank had an existing data protection solution, but was concerned about ongoing maintenance costs, plus tedious upgrades and backups. Not positioned to move to a 100 percent software-defined solution, the IT team knew it would need to do a complete refresh of the existing backup and recovery infrastructure. After extensive research, 1st Security narrowed down the selection to three vendors, and ultimately chose Cohesity.
Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary data platform was chosen to consolidate all secondary workloads and data services at web-scale. Cohesity’s integration with both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V allowed instant recovery of applications by running the clones directly on the Cohesity platform.
Cohesity automated policy management simplified scheduling and running backup jobs to address business SLA in form of RPOs and RTOs. Forklift upgrades became a thing of the past with Cohesity’s non-disruptive upgrades, which meant the IT team never had to bring down the entire cluster and could add nodes on the fly. 1st Security utilizes the Cohesity platforms for more than just backups, and takes advantage of the solution for test/dev to ensure changes and application development are secure before launching into a production environment.
As a financial institution, we try to utilize technology to provide the best experience possible for our customers and users, and have strict enterprise data backup and recovery requirements. Cohesity is a cut above all other solutions we researched and they provided a scale-out solution for simplified disaster recovery and application availability. Where previous backup solutions took up to five days, Cohesity performed the same operation in just over a minute.”
– System Administrator, 1st Security Bank of Washington