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How HPE + Cohesity solve the mass data fragmentation challenge


Today, we are introducing a solution from HPE and Cohesity that addresses the challenges of secondary data sprawl and infrastructure silos.

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A new HPE and Cohesity software resell agreement (which we announced at HPE Discover Madrid in November last year) makes the Cohesity secondary data and apps solution available directly from HPE and our channel partners. This creates a streamlined customer experience for the purchasing and deployment of a jointly validated solution from a single trusted partner.

On general availability from March 4, 2019, this best-of-breed solution combines the web-scale simplicity and efficiency of Cohesity software with the power and density of industry-leading HPE Apollo and HPE ProLiant servers, along with HPE Pointnext advisory, professional, operational and financing services.

Why is this important?

Secondary data and applications, including backups, disaster recovery, files, objects, test/dev, archives, and analytics, are massively fragmented across a complex patchwork of specialized point products and infrastructure silos in the data center and the cloud. Not knowing what data exists where across all silos makes it impossible to protect. Additionally, not having an easy way to manage all data makes it impossible to harness for greater value.

As secondary data often gets copied more than 10x* across distinct silos with no central visibility and control, it is inefficient and costly to manage, and creates a crippling source of compliance risk. You need to simply and efficiently protect, store and manage this exponentially growing secondary data across clouds, data centers or remote/branch offices, and put it to work for your business.HPE_Cohesity_secondary storage complexity.jpgCohesity’s recent global market study into this critical concern, Mass Data Fragmentation: The Barrier to Competing as a Data-centric Organization, underscores how mass data fragmentation is truly impacting enterprises—and and IT teams within these organizations—on a global scale.

Key takeaways from Cohesity’s Mass Data Fragmentation market study

  • Data continues to explode: 98% of organizations surveyed reported that their secondary storage is increasing.
  • Fragmentation and copies are making management harder: Nearly nine in ten organizations believes secondary data is fragmented across silos and is, or will become, nearly impossible to manage long term. Many organizations are using between 11 and 15 solutions or more to manage their complex secondary data operations.
  • The problems need to be fixed: Nearly 90% of respondents believe it’s important, very important or extremely important to solve challenges of mass data fragmentation.
  • But current IT resources aren’t enough: Almost everyone (97%) said they would need to spend more than they are today to effectively manage all of their secondary data and apps, and it will also consume significantly more time to manage (up to 16 additional weeks per year) without more effective tools.
  • And that could have serious consequences: 49% believe that failing to address mass data fragmentation will put their organization at a competitive disadvantage. And over a quarter say that they, or their team, will likely quit their jobs if the IT team is expected to manage all of the organizations’ secondary data and applications without the proper technology in place to do so.
  • Solving mass data fragmentation has a significant upside: More than 90% say if half the amount of IT resources spent managing an organization’s secondary data were redeployed to more business-critical IT actions, it could have a positive impact on the organization’s revenues.

The HPE-Cohesity advantage: Addressing the challenges of secondary data sprawl and infrastructure silos

The strengthened HPE solution with Cohesity enables enterprise customers to better manage unstructured data growth, eliminate mass data fragmentation, and reduce costs and complexity. HPE and Cohesity are simplifying the management and protection of secondary data and apps with one hyperconverged, software-defined platform for all use cases, including backup and recovery, files and objects, test and dev, archive, and analytics.

Cohesity software will be integrated into the HPE global supply chain processes and systems, enabling customers to minimize deployment risk, complexity, and cost by purchasing complete, optimized and jointly validated HPE and Cohesity solution directly from HPE and its channel partners. This enhanced partnership makes it easier than ever for customers to acquire and deploy a proven and reliable solution to solve secondary data and apps challenges quicker—and with more confidence.

Check out this Chalk Talk for a closer look at how HPE and Cohesity are simplifying secondary data storage.

Don't miss the March 12 webcast: HPE and Cohesity—A partnership to solve mass data fragmentation

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Know the key benefits from the HPE + Cohesity solution

Here are the benefits HPE and Cohesity are bringing to your secondary data and application platform:

A simple, secure, and efficient secondary data and application platform

  • Web-scale, pay-as-you-grow platform—Eliminate costly overprovisioning, fork-lift upgrades, and data migrations, while reducing TCO with simple, limitless, and non-disruptive pay-as-you-grow performance and capacity expansion.
  • Built-in security—Be confident with enterprise-grade, built-in safeguards including data segmentation, in-flight and at-rest software-based encryption, immutable snapshots, unlimited zero-cost clones, secure multi-tenancy, role-based access control, and instant ransomware recovery.
  • Integrated data protection—Remove the need for separate backup software, target storage, dedupe appliances, media plus master servers, tape, and cloud gateway with a single integrated solution.

Built for cloud

  • Unified management—Customers can easily control their entire secondary data estate from edge to core to cloud with one management GUI and simple policy-based automation.
  • Seamlessly extend to cloud—Users can easily bridge from on-premises to a public cloud of their choice, including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, for cost-effective, long-term retention, storage tiering, disaster recovery, test/dev, and data mobility with no bolt-on cloud gateways.
  • Optimized cloud investment—Reduce time, cost and network bandwidth for cloud storage with highly efficient global, in-line, variable-length, sliding-window deduplication and compression.

Make secondary data productive

  • Unify file and object stores for improved TCO/ROI—Consolidate siloed file and object data on one, unified scale-out NAS with simultaneous multi-protocol (NFS, SMB, and S3) access to S3 volumes.
  • Accelerate application development—Instantly provision zero-cost clones for test/dev environments on premises or in the cloud. Easily spin-up new apps for test/dev and DR with automatic VM conversion between on-premises and cloud formats. Eliminate unnecessary data copies with unlimited, fully hydrated snaps.
  • Gain business and operational insights—Automated global indexing, Google-like search, and in-place analytics offers insights into your secondary data estate to help you make informed decisions and meet complex compliance and threat analysis requirements head-on.Simplify Secondary Storage with HPE and Cohesity.jpg


You will be able to purchase Cohesity software and support as standard HPE SKUs. It can be ordered with either of three purpose-built HPE ProLiant 380 Gen10, HPE Apollo 4510 Gen10, and HPE Apollo r2200 Gen10 server SKUs as a complete secondary data and apps solution on one purchase order. The new ProLiant 380 Gen10 SKUs will be introduced and be live on the HPE corporate price list globally on March 4, 2019 while the new Apollo r2200 Gen10 server SKUs will be live on the HPE corporate price list globally on April 2, 2019. The new HPE Apollo 4510 SKUs will be available mid-2019.

Find out more

Join: HPE and Cohesity webcast on March 12

Watch: Cohesity and HPE Team Up to Solve Data Fragmentation video

Listen: HPE and Cohesity - A Newbie's Guide podcast

Dig deeper:

*IDC Market Glance: Copy Data Management, 2Q18

Meet Around the Storage Block blogger Simon Watkins, Worldwide Product Marketing Manager, HPE Simon Waktins HPE Storage.jpegStorage.



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