Integration & Backup Automation with APIs

Gain agility, speed, and self-service.

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Speed doesn’t come from complexity

Data center complexity slows down critical operations, making automation of IT management and delivery a key business priority. That includes secondary apps and data. Don’t let different management tools and applications for unstructured data negatively impact your agility. Replace manual processes, SLAs that rarely change, and unproductive workload recovery with a modern solution that integrates with your existing applications.

Automate your secondary data and apps

Cohesity automation and APIs provide self-service capabilities and error-free consistency that delight users and free IT for more important work. Use Cohesity’s solution to simplify data protection or use it in concert with leading cloud management platforms. Our API-first architecture exposes backup, recovery, test / dev, and file and object services for IT automation.

Work with your familiar apps

Use your existing automation and orchestration tools, such as VMware vRealize Automation and ServiceNow with Cohesity to improve the delivery and ongoing management of modern data center infrastructure.

Policy extension

Use Cohesity’s rich set of REST API for policy-based automation of secondary data infrastructure.

Easy self-service

Give users faster access to secondary data with self-service for routine tasks including policy, search & restore, and cloning.

Cloud for secondary data

Gain visibility, security, and control with automated workflows for cloud-based archival and disaster recovery.

Automate with VMware vRealize

Simplify VM protection with policy-based automation with Cohesity DataProtect and VMware vRealize. Using vRealize Blueprints and service catalogs, perform backup as a service, manage complete VM lifecycles, and more.

Blueprint protection

With Cohesity APIs and VMware vRealize Orchestrator, blueprints are presented with a list of Cohesity Protection Jobs.

Job movement

Easily move VMs across protection jobs. With vRealize Orchestrator integration, automatically pull jobs VM can be moved to.

Retention policy compliance

Destroy VMs when they’re no longer needed. Complete a VM lifecycle by removing the VM from vCenter and the Cohesity job.

Automation with ServiceNow

Protect VMs with policy-based automation using ServiceNow for the centralized management of service requests, tickets, and approvals.

Request management

Create tickets for each action and all service requests with approvals and rejections. Manage VM lifecycle while allowing users to initiate and manage their requests.

Self-service management

Users can manage their configurations, incidents and on-demand changes like changing the frequency of backup and SLA, reducing incident overhead.


Provide a dashboard with self-service catalog for self-provisioning, cloning a VM for test/dev, and seeing resource utilization.


Cohesity’s intelligent data platform simplifies our VM backups and replication. By consolidating our entire backup environment into a single system, we now have one simple and powerful, policy-driven interface to manage end-to-end data protection for our extensive virtual infrastructure. Furthermore, with Cohesity CloudArchive we can now easily and safely leverage public cloud services for the long-term retention of our critical corporate data.

Mark Avery, Senior Manager of Core Infrastructure, Ultimate Software

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