Cohesity is easy to use and update, saving time and enabling USDA OCIO DISC staff to be more responsive to our customers. The ability to simply add nodes onsite or burst to the cloud has a real impact on our capacity to service customers continuously. With fewer appliances, our staff is also called in less often after hours, which leads to better quality of life.
IT modernization is driving efficiencies in government. Within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, five agencies — including the Digital Infrastructure Services Center and Animal & Plant Health Inspection Services — are simplifying data management with Cohesity.
Previously, DISC’s staff used Veritas for backup and Data Domain for deduplication to support its multi-petabyte environment. Yet rising costs and the underlying issue of increasing data silos exacerbated by exponential data growth and stringent long-term retention requirements, made operations challenging and customer self-service difficult.
Today, DISC delivers on-prem cloud services and managed cloud services through AWS or Microsoft Azure. Because the USDA now uses Cohesity, it is easy to migrate data between sites. After filling up its Cohesity nodes quickly with database workloads, the agency simply added a cloud archive tier for AWS.
Strong Cohesity platform advantages, partnership with WWT, and in some cases integration with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), are empowering the USDA to improve backups and address other data management challenges such as target storage and object services for even greater gains.
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