An Intelligent NAS Solution Designed for Web Scale, Cohesity SmartFiles Software Dramatically Simplifies Management and Significantly Reduces Operational Costs
San Jose, Calif. – Oct. 1, 2019 – Cohesity today announced Cohesity SmartFiles, a software-defined solution for files and objects that goes beyond traditional scale-out NAS (network attached storage) capabilities. SmartFiles empowers organizations to utilize integrated applications to bring exceptional intelligence to file-related IT infrastructure. SmartFiles also reduces storage costs with unique capacity efficiency and multi-tier data management capabilities. Unlike competitive products, SmartFiles integrates multi-layer cybersecurity to defend valuable business data against cyber threats.
SmartFiles is ideal for a variety of workloads including collaboration and productivity apps, large-scale document management, life sciences and medical research, digital archives, and video and surveillance. SmartFiles offers benefits to customers that are unlike any NAS solution on the market today.
“Cohesity SmartFiles represents a paradigm-shift for file and object services. It is the first unstructured data solution that bring apps to the data, giving customers the ability to easily run antivirus, file audit, and content search natively on the platform,” said David Noy, vice president, product management, Cohesity. “SmartFiles also provides boundless scale, exceptional capacity efficiency, robust cybersecurity, and transparent heterogeneous data tiering that transcends traditional scale-out NAS appliances.”
“Cohesity’s cloud-native approach to merging file and object services promises to be more scalable, manageable, and cost-effective than traditional NAS storage,” said Steven Hill, senior analyst, applied infrastructure and storage technologies, 451 Research. “We believe this approach is the way that storage needs to evolve to support today’s increasingly complex, multi-cloud data management requirements.”
SmartFiles also provides value to customers as their needs change and expand:
“At Expedient we see 2X growth year-over-year, and operating at such a fast pace requires us as a service provider to push our partners and engineering teams to continuously innovate,” said John White, chief innovation officer, Expedient. “We provide the back end for leading companies all over the world, and as an example, just one of our customers has more than 2.5 billion files, so it was imperative to enable a scale-out, software-defined file and object solution across our environment. Beyond meeting our requirements for cost per GB, Cohesity also created tremendous efficiency for our organization, including the ability to automate and offer self-service, reducing our data management burden. Cohesity delivers what they promise.”
“Cohesity SmartFiles is fantastic for our customers because they can integrate their file ecosystem, including antivirus, file audit, and content search, on a single infrastructure, which is beyond the capabilities of traditional NAS,” said David Able, president, Edge Solutions LLC, a Cohesity partner. “All of this is packaged within the Cohesity DataPlatform to provide enterprise file and object services, data reduction, backup, disaster recovery, and cloud integration.”
“As America’s largest automotive retailer, AutoNation continually looks to partner with technology companies like Cohesity, which enables our business to move to the next level and differentiate ourselves from the competition,” said Adam Rasner, vice president, technology operations, AutoNation. “Our use of the Cohesity data management platform has provided significant savings for the company. We look forward to expanding our partnership with Cohesity and further leveraging innovative use cases for scale-out NAS to drive technology efficiencies and cost optimization across multiple lines of business at AutoNation.”
The new SmartFiles solution is available today for all customers using Cohesity DataPlatform.
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Cohesity ushers in a new era in data management that solves a critical challenge facing businesses today: mass data fragmentation. The vast majority of enterprise data — backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data used for test/dev and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that makes it hard to protect, expensive to manage, and difficult to analyze. Cohesity consolidates silos onto one web-scale platform, spanning on-premises, cloud, and the edge, and uniquely empowers organizations to run apps on that platform — making it easier than ever to back up and extract insights from data. Cohesity is a 2019 CNBC Disruptor and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Visit our website and blog, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.
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