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Cohesity has start is journey focusing in the hyperconverged secondary storage area, but in the last two years Cohesity has embraced the cloud power focusing more on the public and hybrid cloud integrations.

Now has announced new capabilities that empower organisations to leverage the public cloud for faster application testing and development while ensuring seamless backup and recovery.

Cohesity DataPlatform now includes CloudSpin to provide organisations instant access to their backup data in the cloud for application testing and development (test/dev), eliminating manual processes that typically take weeks to complete. For organisations that are developing cloud-based applications, Cohesity DataPlatform Cloud Edition, with DataProtect, is the first modern, web-scale backup solution to integrate with public cloud snapshot APIs to deliver automated data protection. Together, these new capabilities help organisations transform their secondary data – such as backup copies – from an idle, expensive insurance policy into a valuable asset for rapid new application development.

This new capability will be generally available for all Cohesity customers within the next 90 – 120 days.

Cohesity CloudSpin is a new capability in Cohesity DataPlatform, which accelerates your test/dev initiatives in the cloud. With CloudSpin you can:

  • Eliminate expensive copies of data: You don’t have to make multiple copies of data to enable your application development teams. Developers can utilize on-premises backup data in the cloud with CloudSpin.
  • Convert on-premises VMs to appropriate cloud formats: Format issues across on-premises and the cloud impede true application mobility. Making this process easy and seamless is where CloudSpin shines.
  • Provision data for test/dev in the cloud: Spinning VMs up instantly in the cloud is a key requirement for more agile test/dev. Once the test/dev process in the cloud is done, the VM can be brought down. CloudSpin makes this very easy to do based on idle backup data from on-premises.
  • Consistent manageability: Having a consistent management approach to manage both on-premises and cloud backup simplifies administration and reduces TCO. Cohesity DataPlatform provides that across both on-premises and the public cloud.

“Cohesity’s new CloudSpin technology looks to expand on its unified model for hybrid cloud adoption that offers data and workload protection, as well as multi-cloud-capable replication, tiering, and archiving,” said Steven Hill, senior analyst, storage technologies, at 451 Research. CloudSpin also introduces the ability to use backup data for test/dev in the public cloud, which enables instant data access, application portability and overall greater agility in the application development process.”

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