Cohesity Accelerates Public Sector Success by Adding More Than 20 New Federal Customers In Last Quarter Alone

Federal Agencies Deploying Cohesity In the Past Year Include U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Justice and Department of Veterans Affairs

San Jose, Calif. – Dec. 10, 2018 – Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced significant growth and expansion in its public sector business. In its last two fiscal quarters (Q3, Q4), Cohesity has grown its public sector customer base by nearly 200 percent. In the fourth quarter alone, Cohesity added 24 new federal government clients. This rapid growth reflects significant momentum as public sector customers look to consolidate siloed data infrastructure onto a single software platform that is optimized for the cloud and hybrid architectures and is much more efficient and cost effective than legacy alternatives.

Federal customers added in the past year include the Defense Information Systems Agency, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Justice, and Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Science Foundation, and additional U.S. Department of Energy laboratories.

“Cohesity is seeing a significant shift among public sector clients,” said Steve Grewal, Federal CTO, Cohesity. “IT modernization initiatives are prompting federal organizations to re-examine legacy approaches to protecting, storing, and managing their secondary data, both on-premises and in hybrid cloud environments. Cohesity’s unique DataPlatform reduces architectural complexity, brings simplicity into organizations, helps lower costs, provides cloud-native integrations, and makes it easy for customers to extract value from large volumes of untapped data. All of this is really resonating with public sector customers.”

Tackling Challenges with Mass Data Fragmentation, Expanding Public Sector Team
Cohesity recently commissioned a global study of 900 senior IT decision makers across a wide array of industries and vertical segments, including the public sector. The study found that 81 percent of public sector customers globally believe their organization’s secondary data is fragmented across different silos of infrastructure, locations, storage, and teams and is, or could become, nearly impossible to manage in the long term. Secondary data typically makes up the vast majority of an organization’s data (approximately 80 percent) and includes data sets used for backups, archives, object stores, file shares, test and development, and analytics.

Cohesity provides an easy on-ramp for federal customers to consolidate disparate and fragmented secondary data workloads onto one web-scale platform, which in turn helps lower the total cost of ownership and comply with federal mandates like DCOI, FITARA, and Cloud Smart. Cohesity also provides comprehensive technical controls that federal agencies expect of enterprise solutions, including:

  • Always-on encryption, based on AES-256
  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated
  • TAA compliant
  • FedRAMP certified government cloud integrations with leading public cloud partners
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Compliance | Authorities to Operate (ATOs) on Civilian and DoD networks
  • WORM Compliant – SEC 17a-4f certification

To support the rapidly growing demand from public sector customers, Cohesity has also increased the size of its public sector team by nearly 300 percent over the last 12 months. Significant new hires during this period include Federal CTO Steve Grewal, who previously served as deputy chief information officer for the General Services Administration, Federal District Sales Manager Rob Place, and Federal Systems Engineering Director Marlon Hughes.


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About Cohesity
Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and object services, test/dev instances, and analytic functions to provide a global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and federal agencies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017,” LinkedIn’s “Startups: The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now,” and CRN’s “2017 Emerging Vendors in Storage” lists. For more information, visit our website www.cohesity.com and blog https://cohesity.com/blog/, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/cohesity and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/3750699/ and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cohesity/.

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