After a three-month, onsite proof of concept (POC) that included Veeam, Rubrik and Cohesity, the ARIT team decided to replace university’s legacy, fragmented solution (Commvault, Tegile and Nimble) with Cohesity, a unified hyperconverged secondary storage platform. Cohesity’s native cloud integration allowed the team to seamlessly replicate and archive its production data offsite to Microsoft Azure or AzureGov for protecting police videos, or Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The IT team provided a single solution for all 13 departments to consolidate their backups on one platform, and scale-out as required. Setup and ongoing management dramatically simplified with Cohesity, and the users could now see their backup and recovery jobs, external sources, monitoring and alerting, all in one place.
In near future the team plans to leverage Cohesity for its test/dev environment, which will help optimize its primary storage capacity.
Cohesity helped us to easily backup the growing critical and mandatory to save data, like police department videos from their vehicle and body cameras, and made those files instantaneously available upon request. From backup to recovery, analytics to monitoring and alerting, Cohesity consolidated everything under a simple, easy-to-access user interface.
—Ben Price, Director, Administrative & Residential IT, UCSB