“We already had good data protection from Cohesity on-prem backups. FortKnox adds another safeguard – an air-gapped backup we can restore from in the unlikely event both of our other copies are breached. It’s fast: we restored a 20 GB VM in just two minutes.”
François Lepage, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Manager, The Master Group
At a Glance
The Master Group has been named one of Canada’s best-managed companies since 2010 and is the largest independent HVAC/R distributor in Canada. Since deploying Cohesity, Master has transformed its data and security management. The company has strengthened its security posture, improved reliability, reduced costs, and created efficiencies.
The previous solution crumpled under growing data volume and was unreliable. The Master Group modernized its data and security management with Cohesity by adding a disaster recovery data center and moving to Cisco Hyperflex infrastructure.
The Master Group deployed Cohesity DataProtect on Cisco Hyperflex infrastructure. After later adopting Microsoft 365, the company avoided the cost of more on-prem infrastructure by using Cohesity backup as a service on AWS. And for even stronger security, The Master Group now stores another backup copy completely off its network, using Cohesity FortKnox on AWS.
Backups are 10 times as fast with Cohesity and the air-gapped backup copy, stored securely in a FortKnox vault on AWS, brings peace of mind to Master Group. Data center costs dropped because Cohesity backups take up less space, realizing 3:1 data reduction from deduplication and compression, which freed up six rack units.
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