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Cohesity Integrates Data Unification Tool with AWS GovCloud

As the public sector amasses more data than it knows what to do with, a California-based company takes aim at fragmentation and storage. The company is now offering one tool through Amazon's government-focused cloud.

by / June 21, 2019

Cohesity, a data management company in San Jose, Calif., with software to address mass data fragmentation, announced last week a new integration with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud.

While it had already been working with AWS for cloud-native backups and other data services, Cohesity’s support for AWS GovCloud means users will be compliant with numerous government regulations around sensitive data and workloads. According to a news release, this compatibility is specifically for Cohesity DataPlatform, a software tool that makes it easier to back up, manage and analyze data from fragmented silos by consolidating it onto a single platform.

The news release said DataPlatform can be used for both on-premise workloads and AWS GovCloud. Features include data backup and recovery, long-term retention, analytics, security and protection of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, the part of Amazon’s platform that lets users rent virtual computers to run their own applications.

Cohesity has also become a member of the AWS Public Sector Partner Program, meaning the company met Amazon’s requirements to serve mutual customers and collaborate with AWS to improve its products.

Cohesity did not respond to multiple requests for comment, but a case study on Cohesity’s website describes the company’s work with the city of Santa Barbara, Calif., to reduce data duplication, increase compression rates and speeds for backups, simplify the management of secondary storage and lower costs with native cloud integration.

Detailed in another of the company’s news releases this month, Cohesity worked with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to achieve similar results for the city of Hamilton, Ontario.

“Bringing Cohesity’s unique data management capabilities to AWS GovCloud empowers government agencies to harness the benefits of hybrid cloud infrastructure through an efficient and easy-to-use platform that eliminates mass data fragmentation,” said Cohesity CTO Steve Grewal in a statement. “We’re excited to expand the capabilities we provide our public sector customers so they can benefit from modern and efficient data infrastructure that helps them do more with their data.”

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