Cohesity Grows Federal Customer Base as Government Calls for More Efficient Data Centers
More Than 20 Federal Agencies Adopt Hyperconverged Secondary
San Jose, CA – Dec. 11, 2017 – Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced increasing momentum among government customers as federal agencies look for innovative ways to make their data centers more efficient. More than 20 of the United States’ most important agencies — including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Air Force — have recently deployed Cohesity DataPlatform. The solution consolidates data infrastructure for secondary storage workloads, including backups, files services, test/dev, and analytics, and seamlessly leverages FedRAMP and private cloud services to achieve cost savings.
Cohesity’s penetration in the federal sector is accelerating to meet demand generated by the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), which aims to help federal agencies transition to more efficient storage infrastructure — including cloud services and databases shared between agencies — and leverage technological innovations to optimize data management and cost savings. Cohesity worked with CALIBRE Systems, 1901 Group, and other government-focused channel partners and system integrators to enable federal agencies to leverage the power of hyperconvergence and eliminate fragmented legacy solutions that lead to oversized and redundant data siloes.
- More than 20 U.S. government agencies and departments have adopted Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage platform, including Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Air Force.
- Cohesity DataPlatform empowers customers to break down secondary storage silos by converging all workloads on a unified platform, reducing their overall data footprint and simplifying data management tasks – goals that were set forth in the White House’s 2016 DCOI memorandum. Cohesity’s web-scale platform runs seamlessly across on-premises and cloud infrastructure, allowing customers to leverage the economics and availability of the cloud, another objective outlined in the DCOI.
- Cohesity has achieved Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 certification for its hyperconverged secondary storage solution, an important security validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that is required for any IT solution used by government agencies to handle sensitive data.
- In addition to the recent federal customers, Cohesity now serves many Top 20 federal systems integrators (FSIs), as well as highly respected, federally focused IT companies, including CALIBRE Systems and 1901 Group.
“CALIBRE is always looking for innovative and cost-effective solutions as we evolve our infrastructure; we require agility, efficiency, and scalability to respond to the needs of the business and our clients,” said Tom Peitler, CTO, CALIBRE Systems. “Cohesity delivers substantial cost savings and reduced complexity while improving our operational capabilities by leveraging software-defined, hyperconverged platforms for secondary storage.”
“Our federal clients have recognized that they can’t afford to miss out on the benefits of the cloud, but they also need to maintain highly secure, on-premises infrastructure,” said Craig Laxton, Virtualization and Storage Engineering Team Lead at 1901 Group. “Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage platform enables public sector organizations to easily and safely leverage cloud infrastructure alongside on-premises systems with a unified and highly efficient platform managed through a single user interface.”
“As a former U.S. Government CFO, I was constantly seeking cost savings while improving operational efficiencies across the enterprise,” said Andy Maner, chairman, The Sentinel Company, and Cohesity federal advisor. “Cohesity’s data platform consolidates all secondary storage use cases, from backups to file shares to analytics, and allows organizations to leverage FedRAMP cloud infrastructure that connects seamlessly to existing on-premises servers. As a result, agencies have been able to reduce operational costs by as much as 50 percent, while achieving simpler and faster data management functionality — these are real dollar savings that can be applied to other critical mission tasks.”
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://www.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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