“A big advantage is that Cohesity is a certified technology partner of Cisco so we have the reassurance that it works and is simple to adopt. Cohesity on Cisco UCS not only ticks all the boxes in terms of unified, pay-as-you-go architecture, but also security for safeguarding backups against ransomware attacks.”
Pat Malloy, Head of Networks and Platform Engineering, Arnold Clark
At a Glance
Moving to a hyperconverged model was a complete architectural change for Arnold Clark, but the company was drawn to its ability to allow for incremental, non-disruptive scaling over time, so that relatively small-scale investments can be made as the business grows and changes. As a bonus, the Cohesity-Cisco solution came in far more cost-effective than its nearest competitor.
Over time, the legacy solution became more complex to manage with large operational overheads required to keep it running. Some of the pressing problems were: backup windows were not quick enough to ingest all data, separate backup and replication jobs were required for disaster recovery, and low capacity efficiency was resulting in high cost, while storage limitations made it impossible to create data archives.
The Cohesity-Cisco solution provides Arnold Clark with a simplified, modern backup and recovery solution. Cohesity software on Cisco UCS is used for backup and data protection across core, edge and cloud. This provides consistent capabilities and enables easy movement of replicated data across locations and clouds natively.
The joint Cohesity-Cisco solution delivers proven business value while natively integrating with Cisco HyperFlex and Cisco Intersight. The solution has overcome the many difficulties Arnold Clark had with its legacy system, and it can grow and flex to mirror changes in the business.
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