Valley Proteins Revolutionizes Its Data Center With Cohesity’s Web-Scale, Hyperconverged Secondary Storage Solution

Cohesity Helps Valley Proteins Simplify System Management, Increase Scalability, and Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

San Jose, Calif – Mar. 20, 2018 – Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced that Valley Proteins Inc., the leader in creating renewable resources for the development of quality animal and pet feed ingredients, uses Cohesity for easier management, greater scalability, and lower costs for its secondary storage systems.

Valley Proteins wanted to adopt a software-defined data center architecture that would allow the IT team to better address the company’s growing and evolving needs. The company’s modern workflows required highly scalable and flexible solutions, and it would have been very difficult and cost prohibitive for the team to continue using the existing EMC solution for primary and secondary storage.

The team deployed flash-based Pure Storage for their primary data workloads and wanted similar benefits of scalability, ease of use, and manageability from their secondary storage platform. With their Dell EMC Data Domain appliance reaching capacity and an upcoming renewal required for Dell EMC Avamar, the team started to evaluate other available options that offered three key benefits: scale-out architecture, lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and simplified ease of use and management. To adopt a scalable architecture, the team decided to replace the existing system with Cohesity DataProtect to achieve hyperconverged backup and recovery.

Cohesity enabled Valley Proteins to consolidate its backup software and target storage onto one, easy-to-use-and-manage solution. The close integration of Cohesity DataProtect with Pure Storage FlashArray//m offered the team automated tier snapshots and long-term retention capabilities of the virtual and physical servers and MS SQL databases.

By leveraging parallelized data ingestion and storing each backup as a fully hydrated copy on Cohesity DataPlatform, the team reduced its recovery points to under five minutes and achieved near-instantaneous recovery. In fact, Valley Proteins experienced a server fail during the proof of concept, and with Cohesity, the team was able to recover and operationalize the node four times faster than the incumbent solution.

“Cohesity’s scale-out, hyperconverged secondary storage platform allowed us to build a true software-defined data center,” said Bradley Wilton, IT director, Valley Proteins. “With Cohesity’s DataPlatform and DataProtect, we pulled the intelligence in the software layer and were able to simplify our overall IT operations.”

Using Cohesity, Valley Proteins achieved ease of use and simplified management; scalability; and lower TCO. Here’s how the company realized each benefit:

  • Ease of use and simplified management: The Cohesity solution comes with a simple, easy-to-use interface and dashboard, eliminating the need to manage multiple data silos. By converging backup software, replication, and target storage in one unified solution, Valley Proteins’ IT team simplified secondary data management.
  • Scalability: Designed on Cohesity’s web-scale architecture, Valley Proteins can scale-out mixed hardware configurations and generations without any complications.
  • Lower TCO: The IT team lowered capital expenses by leveraging a hyperconverged platform that is optimized for current storage needs rather than future demands. Cohesity’s simplified management also eliminated the need to invest time and money into specialized training. A simplified user interface helped the team to increase the operator-to-device ratio.

To learn more, check out the case study “Valley Proteins Protects Their Data Center With Cohesity Simplified, Web-Scale Hyperconverged Secondary Storage Solution” along with the accompanying video.

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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