Cohesity DataPlatform | Cohesity

Hyperconverged platform for secondary data

Cohesity DataPlatform is the industry’s only hyperconverged platform designed to consolidate all secondary storage and data services at web-scale. Consolidate backup data, files and objects on distributed storage with best-in-class space efficiency and zero-cost copies. Converge your data services on Cohesity, including data protection, in-place search and analytics, and provisioning of test/dev copies. Build a data fabric that extends from the edge to the cloud and enable multicloud data and application mobility.


Consolidate backup data, files, objects, analytics and test/dev copies with global dedupe and unlimited snapshots and clones


Scale-out platform offers always-on availability, pay-as-you-grow scalability, and non-disruptive upgrades


Integrate with all the leading public clouds and create a multicloud storage fabric for data protection and mobility


Disaster recovery, data encryption and security, real-time analytics, and multitenancy

Platform Overview

  • Cohesity DataPlatform runs on hyperconverged nodes, available from Cohesity as the C2000 series or from partners as pre-configured x86 systems
  • DataPlatform Virtual Edition supports ROBO and Edge environments in a virtual appliance form factor
  • DataPlatform Cloud Edition runs on VMs in the leading public clouds to enable multicloud data mobility, disaster recovery, test/dev, and analytics.
  • DataProtect is a backup and recovery product that runs converged on Cohesity DataPlatform to provide simple, fast, and cost-effective data protection

Web-scale platform

  • Scale-out platform: Replace individual storage appliances with a scale-out platform. Ensure always-on availability, pay-as-you-grow by scaling performance and capacity linearly, and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades.
  • Distributed files and objects: Consolidate your secondary data on Cohesity with distributed NFS, SMB and S3 interfaces. Consolidate backup storage, files, objects, test/dev copies, and analytics data.
  • Global deduplication and compression: Increase storage efficiency with variable-length, global deduplication that spans an entire cluster, and compression. Support for both in-line and post-process deduplication.
  • Erasure coding: Make data highly available without compromising space efficiency. Configure the number of nodes and level of redundancy to meet your availability requirements. Increase usable capacity by 42% compared to replicating data across 2 nodes.
  • SnapTree for unlimited snapshots and clones: Take an unlimited number of space-efficient snapshots and clones without impacting performance. Each snapshot is instantly available as a fully hydrated copy of the file.

Software-defined platform

  • Software-defined from edge to cloud: Cohesity runs as a software-defined solution. It can be deployed on industry-standard x86 hyperconverged nodes, as a virtual appliance on a hypervisor, or in the cloud.
  • Cohesity hyperconverged nodes: Deploy DataPlatform as a turnkey appliance using the Cohesity C2000 hyperconverged nodes.
  • Partner hyperconverged nodes: Deploy DataPlatform as a software solution on 3rd party certified nodes. Pre-configured nodes are available from Cisco and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.
  • DataPlatform Virtual Edition: Support ROBO and Edge environments in a virtual appliance form factor
  • DataPlatform Cloud Edition: Run Cohesity in the leading public clouds to enable multicloud data mobility, disaster recovery, test/dev, and analytics.


  • CloudArchive: Eliminate tape by using the public cloud for long-term data archival. Choose your preferred provider with support for Google Cloud Storage Nearline, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Glacier. Maximize storage efficiency and security in the cloud with compression, dedupe and encryption. Search through your data to rapidly recovery granular application data or files.
  • CloudTier: Expand the capacity of your Cohesity cluster by automatically tiering individual chunks of data to the cloud. Choose your preferred provider with support for Google Cloud Storage Nearline, Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 and Glacier.
  • CloudReplicate: Replicate data to a Cohesity Cloud Edition cluster running in the public cloud. CloudReplicate minimizes potential data loss by replicating data as soon as a backup is completed. Use the data in the cloud for disaster recovery, application migrations, test/dev, or analytics.
  • Site replication for disaster recovery and migrations: Replicate between Cohesity clusters for off-site data protection, disaster recovery and application migrations. Leverage flexible topologies including one-to-many and many-to-one replication.

Simple management

  • Single UI to manage all converged data services: Manage and provision your data services through a single pane of glass. Orchestrate data services with a complete set of REST APIs and associated documentation. Integrate with your existing orchestration and DevOps tools.
  • Multitenancy: Create multiple logical pools of capacity on a Cohesity cluster to provide data, QoS and security isolation between tenants. Control Quality of Service at a granular level to ensure optimal resource utilization and low-latency, high throughput for mission critical workloads.
  • Role-based access control (RBAC): Default and custom administrative roles can be defined to streamline cluster management and operations. Roles can be assigned across the cluster as well as integrated with Windows AD entities.

Data Reporting and Analytics

  • Real-time analytics: Monitor capacity utilization and performance in real-time at the cluster, VM and file level to better plan for future capacity requirements.
  • Google-like search: Automated global indexing powers Google-like search, enabling instant wildcard searches for any VM, file, or object ingested into the system.
  • Custom analytic queries: Run custom MapReduce jobs on the data stored on the platform. Eliminate the need to move data to a dedicated analytics platform.

Built-in security

  • Software-based encryption of data at-rest and in-flight: Encrypt data on Cohesity with software-based encryption using the AES-256 standard, with optional FIPS certification. Data is encrypted at-rest on the platform, and in-flight when replicated or archived to the cloud. Keys are automatically rotated and managed either by an external key management system or by the Cohesity cluster.
  • Ransomware protection: Provide comprehensive protection against ransomware attacks. Take frequent and immutable snapshots of the data stored on Cohesity. In case of ransomware attack, recover your data instantly to any prior snapshot containing the last good point-in-time image of your data.