• First-of-its-kind Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) presents a new data management course for medium-sized and enterprise consumers.
  • AWS to be Cohesity’s preferred cloud provider for DMaaS.
  • Cohesity and the AWS Partner Network (APN) are investing in resources to design the DMaaS solution.

Cohesity publicized its strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to address the increasing consumer needs for data management that is reliable, flexible, scalable, and available. Cohesity and AWS are introducing the latest Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) to the market.

The DMaaS solution is designed to offer mid-size consumers and enterprises a radically easy way to analyze, back up, govern, and secure their data. This is all managed by Cohesity and hosted on AWS.

As data continues to grow exponentially, several enterprises are looking for alternatives to manage data in ways that allow their IT teams:

  • To concentrate on policy versus infrastructure.
  • Offer a consumption-based rating.
  • Speed up the shift to the cloud.
  • Make it simple to get value from data.
  • Remove data infrastructure silos.
  • Support various use cases (analytics, data backup and archiving, copy data management, disaster recovery, and file and object services).

Doug (Dong Hoon) Yeum, Head of Worldwide Channels and Alliances at Amazon Web Services, Inc., commented: “AWS is delighted to establish a strategic collaboration with Cohesity as we share common goals — helping customers lower costs, become more agile, innovate faster, and do more with data.” Further, he added, “Working with Cohesity, we are charting a new course in how data is managed in an as a service model, leveraging disruptive, modern data management capabilities from Cohesity, and industry-leading cloud services from AWS.”

Cohesity and the AWS Partner Network (APN) is investing in resources to design the DMaaS solution on AWS and participate in the joint go-to-market activities. Also, Amazon has made an equity investment in Cohesity.

Mohit Aron, Founder and amp; CEO at Cohesity, commented: “This collaboration between Cohesity and AWS shows a continued commitment to bringing data management solutions to enterprise and mid-size customers that provide unmatched simplicity, flexibility, and reduced total cost of ownership.” Further, he added, “Cohesity and AWS are also focused on helping customers derive value from data. Through AWS, customers can access a wealth of AWS services, including Amazon Macie, to help customers meet compliance needs and Amazon Redshift for analytics. We are thrilled to collaborate with AWS and look forward to ushering in a new era in data management for customers globally.”

Michael Graff, Senior Manager and Infrastructure Architect at Dolby Laboratories, commented: “The DMaaS solution from Cohesity and AWS is a significant improvement over what’s available on the market today.” Further, he added, “I’ve been using Cohesity and AWS for years, and both have brought amazing value to our organization. Now, I’m even more excited about a comprehensive DMaaS solution that can provide even greater simplicity, choice, and flexibility from best-of-breed cloud and data management providers.”

The foundation for DMaaS–Cohesity Helios

It is a proven SaaS-based data platform that presently serves more than 1,500 consumers. Helios empowers consumers to see, act, and manage their data globally. Consumers also can use Helios to do the same for data that resides in a Cohesity-managed environment. Via this offering, consumers will be able to benefit from:

  • Sophisticated cloud-based services that boost additional value from data.
  • A distinctive and complete set of data management services.
  • A shift to predictability and simplicity.
  • Improved security and ransomware detection.
  • Data management.

An excellent opportunity for today’s modern businesses

As per the report, “The Total Economic Impact of Cohesity,” published by Forrester Consulting, consumers realized about 66% reduction of back up and data management costs, and a three-year return on investment of 150%, saves thousands of hours on planned downtime work.

Graff from Dolby commented: “Most customers prefer choice in how their data is managed.” Further, he added, “With some vendors, you are forced to choose either-or, but with Cohesity, you have the flexibility to manage data your way.”

Larik-Jan Verschuren-Parchomov, Co-founder and CTO, Fundaments, a leading managed service provider in Europe, commented: “This DMaaS solution aligns with our managed cloud strategy and helps accelerate our build-out of data management offerings in the public cloud.” Further, he added, “It’s great to see Cohesity thinking about service providers straight out of the gate with this offering so we can better deliver turnkey data management services such as backup and disaster recovery to our customers globally.”

Cohesity DataProtect service will be the first offer for organizations as part of this DMaaS solution.