After Cohesity DataPlatform 4.0 now it’s the turn of Orion release (5.0): the latest version of Cohesity’s groundbreaking secondary storage platform delivers radical efficiency by serving double duty as a backup solution and searchable archive for large amounts of structured and unstructured data.

By combining historically siloed solutions on a single platform that works across cloud and on-premises infrastructure, Cohesity Orion enables companies to simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, and dramatically lower storage costs.

With Cohesity plaform you can manage your secondary storage with several interesting capabilities:

Simple data protection and instant recovery for any platform

  • Support for all the leading hypervisors with automated data protection for Microsoft Hyper-V 2012R2 (with agentless CBT), Hyper-V 2016 (using the new RCT change tracking), Nutanix AHV, and Linux KVM
  • Automated data protection for any NAS storage, including snapshot-based data protection for Pure Storage FlashBlade, NetApp, and Dell EMC Isilon. Orion provides high-performance NAS backups with parallel tracking of changed data and multi-stream data transfers. Users can restore instantly to any backup point-in-time, directly from Cohesity, or by moving the data to the original array or to any other volume.
  • Automated data protection for Oracle Database. Orion provides policy-based automation for Oracle Database backups using RMAN. It supports source-side deduplication, Oracle RAC, and ASM. It also backs up Oracle logs to provide any point-in-time recovery. And finally, users can instantly provision clones of their databases and mount the database on Cohesity (or 3rd party storage) for instant recovery and to accelerate test/dev.
  • File-level backups for physical Linux servers, in addition to volume-based backups, and bare-metal restores for Windows servers.
  • Expanded support for Microsoft SQL. Orion now supports Windows Clustering and SQL AAG. Orion also enables live clone attach on Cohesity, and copy attach on 3rd party storage, for instant recovery and faster test/dev.

Unlimited scale-out files and objects with global search

  • Multiprotocol NFS, SMB and S3 access. Orion provides globally distributed NFS, SMB and S3 Views. Users can configure Views for multiprotocol access with NFS, SMB, and S3.
  • Globally deduplicated S3 Object storage. Orion provides the industry’s only globally deduplicated S3-compatible object storage.
  • Indexing and global search. Orion indexes all file and object metadata and provides global search across an entire cluster.
  • User and file system quotas with audit logs.
  • C3000 dense storage node. In addition to the C2000 series, Orion can now be deployed on a new C3000 dense storage node. Each node provides up to 183TB of raw capacity in a 2U form factor, providing almost 2X the storage density compared to C2000. The C3000 is optimized for large files and objects. Each Cohesity cluster can combine C2000 and C3000 nodes, and Orion provides intelligent data placement across node types based on IO profile and QoS.

Multicloud data fabric for disaster recovery, test/dev, and analytic

  • DataPlatform Cloud Edition (CE) is now Generally Available for Microsoft Azure and available in Azure Marketplace. DataPlatform CE is also in limited availability on Amazon Web Services. DataPlatform CE enables users to deploy a Cohesity cluster in the public cloud. Users can replicate data to the cloud, manage data in the cloud, and instantly provision applications for disaster recovery, test/dev, and analytics.
  • Cloud disaster recovery at scale. Orion enables users to recover an entire datacenter in the public cloud, near-instantaneously and to any point-in-time.
Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2553 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect.
VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). PernixPro 2014. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014. MVP 2014.
Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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