Kyriba chose Cohesity DataPlatform to help it automate operations and scale, anticipating 15–30 percent increases in its data footprint every year. “Everything’s automated—the way we program and build. We integrated Cohesity into all of our solutions, so as we scale out, the platform scales with us,” said Dartez.
Kyriba operates a highly regulated hybrid cloud environment, in compliance with global industry and government mandates such as GDPR, CIS, SWIFT, and SOC. The company requires robust backup and recovery capabilities, including features that enable Kyriba to meet seven- and ten-year data retention requirements. Built-in security such as encryption of data at rest and in transit are also essential.
Cohesity also streamlines compliance processes by allowing the company to customize its storage tiering as well as use S3 Glacier as a target to archive data for its data warehouse. In contrast to legacy products, Kyriba can use Cohesity DataProtect to restore an entire cluster in a region of AWS or Azure, as well as another virtual machine (VM) or physical data center without an issue, in a couple of hours.
The financial company is working with Cohesity SmartFiles, gaining software-defined flexibility for enterprise file services. Kyriba will replace tiny file servers with a unified central set as a shared services target platform. For example, in many physical data centers the company will use a few different file server clusters to centralize all customer NAS instead of having hundreds.
Looking ahead, DevOps is teaming with Cohesity on plans to implement A/B testing for its continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline for better incident prevention and higher-quality testing. Continually and quickly restoring the environment automatically instead of manually as it breaks without recreating data access would be another significant time saving.
Cohesity is unique in that it plugs into all of our automation products and integrates seamlessly with our backup and NAS strategies, increasing our efficiency and unifying our environment.”
– Matthew Dartez, Director of DevOps and Infrastructure, Kyriba