Simple protection. Instant recovery.

Simplify backups with integrated protection and granular recovery of virtual machines, data stores, files, folders, virtual disks, and other components of your virtualization stack.

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Simplicity without compromise

Protect your virtual machines with integrated backup and quick recovery for VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, RHEV, Kubernetes, and more.

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Scalability without limits

Instantly recover any number of virtual machines to any point in time and location to exceed recovery SLAs. Quickly clone virtual machines and datastores for development and testing without impacting production. Rapidly migrate virtual machines across locations with minimal downtime.

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Security without worry

Safeguard all your virtual machines and application data against cyber threats and outages with unlimited immutable snapshots and enterprise-level security and encryption.


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Get comprehensive protection and recovery for your entire VMware environment across on-premises, edge, and cloud with unified backup, recovery, and DR.

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Get integrated protection with instant recovery at scale for enterprise Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments.


Accelerate backup and recovery with a certified solution that unifies data security and management with seamless integration with Nutanix AOS, Prism, and AHV.

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Get native Kubernetes integration for application-consistent backup and recovery for containerized workloads.


Protect your VMware Cloud with Cohesity

Why do customers around the globe and across all industries choose Cohesity to protect their VMware environment?

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Cohesity has met and exceeded our expectations. With global data reduction at 26x, Cohesity is nothing like other solutions we’ve tested that pale in comparison and is a one-stop shop for managing data. We have now consolidated our backup and recovery environment to a single pane of glass, enabling simple administration and effortless management. Cohesity has the capability for near-instantaneous recovery, spinning up a virtual server, backing up its data, and then migrating back over to vCenter in about 15 seconds."

Charlie Harcum

Network Manager, City of Suffolk

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We experienced a failure of one of our SANs, leading to the loss of an important database server. Within a very short space of time, we stood up a virtual machine clone of the failed (physical) server with the database attached, all running on the Cohesity platform, with no requirement for running a restore! We were subsequently able to conduct a full planned migration of that database to a new SAN cluster in a safe and controlled manner. Without Cohesity the restoration of that database to a working state would have taken a significantly longer period, which proved our decision to use Cohesity in one incident."

Alex Threlfall

Infrastructure and Hardware Consultant, Anana


One of the biggest gains we’ve gotten from Cohesity is the assurance that we’re backing up all of our VMs,” explained Amico. “Cohesity automatically backs up the entire cluster, so we know we aren’t missing anything. In the event of an infrastructure issue, we know we’re covered and can be back in business almost immediately.”

Rocco Amico

Senior Technical Consultant, Desjardins


Cohesity has greatly improved the credit union’s ability to back up data quickly and recover from any potential data breaches. Full backups of the 1,500 VMs used to take over 24 hours. They now take less than 6-9 hours."

Large US Credit Union


Cohesity can help us recover from a large-scale outage affecting thousands of virtual machines within hours—compared to weeks or months with our legacy system. Recovering hundreds of virtual machines after a failed operating system patch now takes minutes instead of weeks."

Guru Vasudeva, Nationwide

Guru Vasudeva

SVP and CTO, Infrastructure and Operations, Nationwide

Analyst reports

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Cohesity named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions

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Cohesity Named a Leader for Protecting and Recovering Data in the Cloud Era

Commonly asked VM backup and recovery questions

Virtual backup is the process of copying data from a virtual machine (VM) to another, separate location to prevent data from being permanently lost or damaged. Depending on traditional backup software is risky because VMs can end up in “resource contention”—meaning a conflict over access to a shared resource that can adversely impact performance. What’s needed is an end-to-end, software-defined solution for backing up all on-prem, edge, and public cloud VM environments at scale and to any point in time.

The VM is a standard unit for both compute and storage in today’s IT environments. Some organizations run IT environments that are completely or almost completely virtualized. VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, RHEV, and Nutanix AHV are popular hypervisor providers of virtual machines, and virtual machine backups are an important aspect of every backup and recovery strategy.
Robust VMware backup is necessary for business continuity because cybercriminals are increasingly targeting organizations’ data with ransomware. Analysts predict ransomware attackers will be targeting a business every 2 seconds by 2031. The most effective virtual backup solution will include comprehensive capabilities to detect and deter ransomware, and to help organizations with rapid recovery in case of an attack.
Having a simple, secure way to manage virtual backups is also a business necessity to meet compliance requirements. Auditors will often ask teams to prove they’re complying with long-term retention policies and can easily initiate data recovery if needed.

Modern backup solutions simplify backing up VMs. Cohesity, for example, integrates with VMware snapshot technology and VMware vCenter to:

  • Consolidate disconnected, standalone backup software, target storage, proxy and media servers, and cloud gateways into a single solution
  • Provide comprehensive data protection for a broad set of enterprise apps, databases, network-attached storage (NAS), and workloads running as virtual machines on the VMware hypervisor
  • Globally search VMs, files, and objects across locations and instantly recover at scale to any point in time
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