DataProtect Enterprise Backup | Cohesity


Converge backup software, replication, and target storage, in one unified solution managed through policy-based automation


Provide sub-5 minute RPOs, near-instant RTOs, and Google-like search of files and VMs

Broad application support

Supports all the leading hypervisors, physical Windows and Linux, SQL Server, Oracle RMAN, Pure Storage and NAS

Key Features of Cohesity DataProtect

Converge backup app + target storage: Simplify your data protection infrastructure with a complete backup and recovery solution that is fully converged on Cohesity DataPlatform. Eliminate the need for separate backup software, proxy servers, media servers and target storage.

End-to-end workflows through single UI: Manage and provision your data protection services through a single pane of glass. Orchestrate data protection with a complete set of REST APIs and associated documentation. Integrate with your existing orchestration and DevOps tools.

Policy-based automation: Create policies that specify your application requirements including RPO, retention periods, off-site replication and archival targets. Automate data protection by assigning policies to individual applications based on SLA requirements.

Broad application and infrastructure support

Supports all the leading hypervisors: Backup VMs running on all the leading hypervisors, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and KVM. Management integration enables Cohesity to have a full view of VMs running on the hypervisor. DataProtect uses hypervisor-specific APIs (eg VMware VADP, Microsoft RCT) to perform changed-block tracking, app-consistent backups.

App-consistent backups for common OS and databases: Perform application-consistent backups with application adapters for physical Windows, Linux, and SQL Server, with support for Windows clustering and SQL AAG. Provision test/dev copies of SQL Server by automating clone and copy attach of SQL databases to any SQL Server. Provide fully managed Oracle RMAN-based data protection with source-side dedupe, support for Oracle RAC and ASM, and log backups for any-point-in-time recovery.

Native protection of storage devices: Integrate with Pure Storage FlashArray to automatically tier snapshots from Pure Storage down to Cohesity. Protect Pure Storage FlashBlade, NetApp, and Dell EMC Isilon with NAS volume snapshots, identification of changed data on the volume, and a high-performance multi-stream data mover. Protect any generic NAS device.

Fast recovery points and recovery times

Sub-5 minute recovery points: Reduce your Recovery Points to sub-5 minutes by taking an unlimited number of incremental backups, storing each backup as a fully hydrated snap on Cohesity DataPlatform, and leveraging parallelized data ingest.

Full catalog of always-ready snaps: Access each backup instantaneously for cloning, application or file-level recovery, with a full catalog of always-ready snapshots.

Near-Instantaneous Recovery Times: Recover large multi-tier applications in seconds by instantly provisioning clones from backup snapshots. Run recovered applications directly on Cohesity DataPlatform until data is copied back to primary storage.

Granular search and recovery

Instant Google-like search: Instantly find your virtual machine and file data with Google-like wild-card search on Virtual Machines and individual files.

Granular VM, file and object-level recovery: Recover individual VMs, restore files to source VMs, and recover individual application objects for Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint

Off-site and long-term data protection

Remote 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.

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.

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.

Role-Based Access Control: Integrate with Windows AD to support role-based permissions. Customize permission levels by type of user (admin vs. end-user) and by source of protected data.

Ransomware protection: Provide comprehensive protection against ransomware attacks. Take frequent backups, as often as every 5 minutes, to enable quick recovery of data on primary storage systems with minimal data loss. In addition, Cohesity backups are stored on immutable snaps to prevent malicious alterations.