The power of partnership

Address mass data fragmentation, to back up and harness data for greater value. In partnership, Cisco and Cohesity can help you consolidate all of your data to improve visibility, protection, and use on-premises and in clouds.

End-to-end solution

Our joint solution puts your data to work with hyperconverged simplicity, multicloud agility, and global efficiency and visibility.

Validated and ready

A Cisco Validated Design provides IT prescriptive guidance for running Cisco HyperFlex and Cohesity on Cisco UCS.

Easy to purchase

With availability on the Cisco Global Price List, you can procure a joint solution from a single source through Cisco and its channel partners.

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Hyperconverged meets hyperconverged

Simplify enterprise data management with a Cisco Validated Design that features Cisco HyperFlex for primary apps and Cohesity for data protection and consolidation of secondary data.

Primary data and apps

Accelerate your multicloud IT strategy with Cisco HyperFlex, powering any application, anywhere, with the simplicity of Hyperconverged Infrastructure.

Secondary data and apps

Cohesity on Cisco UCS can consolidate backup and secondary workloads including: backup target, data protection, disaster recovery, filer, object store, test/dev, archive, and analytics.

Unified management

Streamline daily operations with policy-driven control and automation of routine tasks using Cisco UCS Manager for integrated hyperconverged platforms.

Stronger together

Mohit Aron, Founder and CEO of Cohesity explains how Cisco and Cohesity hyperconverge the entire primary and secondary data stack, unlocking amazing new opportunities for customers.

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Flexibility, savings and efficiency

Modernize your data center by moving to a multicloud or hybrid IT with Cisco HyperFlex and Cohesity on Cisco UCS.

Hyperconverged simplicity

Consolidate data to simplify architecture, streamline IT operations and deploy rapidly. Unify management and reduce data protection costs by up to 70%.

Multicloud agility

Take advantage of native cloud integration with AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and Cohesity Powered service providers to unify, protect, and control your data.

Global efficiency

Reduce data copies using our global deduplication. Eliminate forklift upgrades, downtime, and over-provisioning with a pay-as-you-grow model.

Cohesity has exceeded our expectations and delivered faultless backup and recovery for Quantium. Cohesity delivers a simplified and modern approach to data management that is easy-to-deploy, provides new levels of efficiencies and is optimized to run on Cisco UCS, all of which are having a positive impact on our business. The joint solution is also enabling our IT teams to spend less time on backups and more time focusing on driving business value.

Craig Taylor, IT Director

Cohesity’s approach to combining its software with Cisco’s UCS servers demonstrates the power of software-defined storage platforms. Cohesity and Cisco working together to present a reference architecture for Cohesity software on Cisco is a major step forward.

Edgardo Villalobos, Technical Architect Lab Manager

As data centers increase their investment in both hyperconvergence and software-defined infrastructures, the combination of Cohesity’s powerful DataPlatform software with Cisco’s UCS systems fits this strategy nicely. The joint Cohesity-Cisco UCS solution extends infrastructure consolidation beyond primary workloads into secondary workloads, which comprise the bulk of data center footprint today. We’re pleased to be partnered with both companies to offer this compelling solution to our customers.

John Bristol, Vice President of Architecture

Data silos in secondary storage are a growing problem for enterprises. Combining Cohesity’s distributed secondary storage software with Cisco UCS systems radically simplifies operations and reduces costs for large enterprises. The combination of Cohesity’s intelligent, web-scale software running on Cisco’s leading server and storage infrastructure enables consolidation of a wide range of storage use cases, and brings hyperconvergence to another level of value in the data center.

Mike Leeper, CTO

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Certified Cisco UCS servers for Cohesity software

Our solution comes in a variety of jointly certified HCI configurations for granular scale-out options.

Model C220-M5L (24 TB Node) C220-M5L (36 TB Node) C240-M5L (48 TB Node) C240-M5L (120 TB Node) S3260 (210/420 TB Node)
CPU 2 x Intel Xeon-Silver
(2.10 GHz, 8 Core)
2 x Intel Xeon-Silver
(2.10 GHz, 8 Core)
2 x Intel Xeon-Gold
(2.6 GHz, 16 Core)
2 x Intel Xeon-Gold
(2.6 GHz, 16 Core)
2 x Intel Xeon-Gold
(2.1 GHz, 22 Core)
Memory 64GB DDR4 128GB DDR4 128GB DDR4 128GB DDR4 256GB DDR4
SSD 1 x 1.6TB NVMe 1 x 1.6TB NVMe 2 x 1.6TB NVMe 2 x 3.2TB NVMe 4 x 3.2TB SAS
HDD 3 x 8TB SAS
(24TB Total)
3 x 12TB SAS
(36TB Total)
12 x 4TB SAS
(48TB Total)
12 x 10TB SAS
(120TB Total)
21 x 10TB /
42 x 10TB SAS
(210TB / 420TB Total)
Network 2 Ports
10GbE RJ45
2 Ports
10GbE RJ45
4 Ports
1GbE RJ45
4 Ports
1GbE RJ45
4 Ports
1GbE RJ45
4 Ports
10GbE SFP+
Cisco VIC 1455/1457
4 Ports
10GbE SFP+
Cisco VIC 1455/1457
2/4/6 Ports
10GbE SFP+
Cisco VIC 1455/1457
2/4/6 Ports
10GbE SFP+
Cisco VIC 1455/1457
2 Ports
10/40GbE SFP+/QSFP
Cisco VIC 1300 SIOC2/1455

  • Scale capacity non-disruptively as needed, starting with as few as three nodes and scaling-out linearly by simply adding individual node(s) to the cluster.
  • For Cisco UCS S3260 populated with a single node, Cohesity supports 10TB drive with both half- and full-storage configuration options.

Cisco on innovating with Cohesity

“We have investments in over 100 companies and I will tell you, Cohesity is one of the fastest-growing, most exciting companies that we’ve been a part of.”

– Rob Salvagno, VP, M&A and Investments, Cisco

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