DMaaS, a portfolio of offerings built atop the Cohesity Helios platform, radically simplifies the way data is backed up, secured, governed, and analyzed. It provides capacity-based pricing, eliminates infrastructure and silos, and consolidates data from multiple use cases such as data backup and archiving, disaster recovery, file and object services, copy data management, and analytics - all provided through a Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model.
The first DMaaS offering is Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service which provides backup and recovery capabilities (BaaS). Our second DMaaS offering is Cohesity SiteContinuity delivered as a Service which provides disaster recovery (DRaaS) and is expected to be available for limited customer preview in 2021.
Customers access and use DMaaS offerings such as DataProtect directly through the Cohesity Helios management GUI.
Please sign up for the free trial here. Once our representative validates your sign-up information, you will receive an activation email with instructions to set up your account and start using your free trial.
Setup for both the free trial and the paid service is designed to be simple. Once your account has been validated you can start the setup process. Setup time will vary depending on the size of your environment, but many customers have gotten ready to start backups in 30 minutes or less.
Your data is secured both in transit and at rest - and we give you the option to manage your own encryption keys or have our service manage them for you. For more information visit our Security & Trust page.
The Cohesity DMaaS portfolio of offerings has received SOC II Type I certification. We plan to achieve SOC II Type II certification in calendar year 2021. We plan to continue to seek additional certifications in the future.
Yes. DataProtect delivered as a Service can be used together with customer managed Cohesity instances. The Cohesity Helios multicloud data platform provides a single GUI that provides management and control for both DMaaS offerings and customer-managed infrastructure running on-prem.
DataProtect delivered as a Service supports back up of on-prem VMware, NAS (NetApp, Isilon, and generic) files, Microsoft 365 (Exchange, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams), Amazon EC2, and Microsoft SQL Server. We plan to continue to add support for more on-prem and cloud data sources throughout 2021.
A 120 day retention policy is included by default. This is made up of 30 days on warm storage (such as S3), after which backup data is moved to cold storage such as S3 Glacier for an additional 90 days. If you require a different retention period we have additional options to suit your needs. Please contact us for more details.
Details on SiteContinuity delivered as a Service will follow shortly.
Cohesity guarantees that the DataProtect delivered as a Service offer has an availability SLA of 99.9%. You can define your own backup SLAs and monitor performance through the Helios management GUI. Please see our Service Level Agreement for more details.
Customers will be billed based on the front end terabyte (TB) used capacity on the data sources being protected. For example, if you have a 1TB provisioned disk volume with 95GB of files to back up, 95GB will count towards your capacity subscription. You can subscribe to as little as 1TB of capacity.
You can order directly from AWS Marketplace or follow the “Buy Now on AWS Marketplace” button on our website. If your environment is larger than 25TB, or if you have specific requirements that need to be addressed, please contact us.
DataProtect delivered as a service is currently available in the following countries and regions:
|Countries||Cloud Regions (where data is stored)*|
Europe, Middle East, Africa
United Arab Emirates
US-East-1 (N. Virginia)
US-West-1 (N. California)
Europe, Middle East, Africa
DMaaS subscriptions are only available to customers in the countries listed in the table above at this time. We expect to announce availability in other geographies throughout 2021.
DataProtect delivered as a Service provides enterprise grade backup, is part of a true hybrid operational experience, and is part of a much more comprehensive DMaaS portfolio of offerings so you can do more with your data. Many others are point backup as a service solutions that introduce more operational and data silos. Here’s more on how we are different:
- Enterprise-grade backup and recovery - that scales on demand, provides flexible security controls, supports a wide range of cloud and on-premises workloads, and has flexible policy management to meet enterprise level SLA and compliance.
- True hybrid experience - unlike other BaaS that operate in a silo, DataProtect delivered as Service is built on the same Helios platform and managed with the same UI as customer managed Cohesity clusters that are deployed on-premises or at other locations. With Cohesity, you get simplified management across environments with a truly consistent hybrid experience.
- Comprehensive data management - that goes beyond backup. With other as a Service offerings such as disaster recovery, file and object services, copy data management, and analytics on the horizon, backup is just the beginning.
Yes. Like many SaaS products, while we built DMaaS on top of one cloud provider, our offerings are intended to provide universal coverage for all types of data sources, whether from other cloud providers or SaaS applications. For example, we support Microsoft 365 and expect to support other cloud and SaaS sources in the future.