Following a successful PoC, WHOA.com decided to implement Cohesity to not only replace and consolidate its previous six data protection solutions to a single platform, but also offer cloud backup and recovery services to its customers using Cohesity DataPlatform and Cohesity DataProtect.
As a result, today WHOA.com offers SYNC, a proprietary managed backup and DR service based on the Cohesity platform. Across all its clusters, the company protects more than 450TB of physical data, expanding to more than 20PB of logical data.
The company is currently piloting some other use cases for Cohesity, including the possibility of using the Cohesity Runbook application for workflow automation. This would enable WHOA.com to further simplify disaster recovery to the cloud, assembling and orchestrating recovery workflows in a logical order, with easy drag and drop processes. WHOA.com will also look at integrating with VMware vCloud Director for multi-tenancy and self-service in the near future. Additional services such as Object and File Shares-as-a-Service and Ransomware Protection-as-a-Service are also in the works. WHOA.com is also considering the idea of using Cohesity DataPlatform for sensitive data scanning for compliance-centric customers, as well as Cohesity CloudArchive for additional long-term retention data management functionality.
The simplicity, ease of use and management, and reliability of Cohesity’s data management platform helped our company become more efficient, better able to handle scale, and to avoid service disruptions that were a frequent occurrence with our previous legacy solution. We finally found the ‘configure it, set it, and forget it’ solution at WHOA.com that we were looking for across our platforms. On top of all that, achieving high ROI was the icing on the cake.”
– Brock Mowry, Chief Technologist