Cohesity Brings Its Backup-as-a-Service Solutions to Europe with AWS

Cohesity has announced the availability of their Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) service ‘DataProtect’ in Europe. This Backup-as-a-Service solutions is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Europe.

This BaaS solution would provide a simple approach for enterprise and mid-size customers to back up data, eliminate silos, and reduce capital investment expenses, while Cohesity manages the underlying infrastructure.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances and compute infrastructure, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), Microsoft 365 SaaS applications, and data sources such as VMware, Network Attached Storage (NAS), and SQL Server are all supported by Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service.

Thousands of customers around the world already rely on Cohesity DataProtect to back up their data on-premises or in self-managed cloud settings. The SaaS-based backup solution can be managed through a single user interface on the Cohesity Helios multicloud platform.

“This new offering gives European customers even greater choice in how to manage their data, but with all of the hallmarks of Cohesity’s multicloud data management platform they already know and trust,” said Richard Gadd, vice president, EMEA sales, Cohesity. “Not only does the expansion of our SaaS offering to Europe empower customers to further simplify data management, but also gives our European partners the opportunity to add their unique value and resell the solution through our distribution channels or via AWS Marketplace.”

Cohesity DataProtect is the first solution from Cohesity’s entire Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) portfolio that is delivered as a Service in Europe. DMaaS is a collection of ‘as a service’ solutions meant to give customers a simple way to back up, secure, administer, and analyze their data, all of which are handled directly by Cohesity and hosted on AWS, which is Cohesity’s chosen cloud provider for DMaaS.

Photo Richard Gadd, vice president, EMEA sales, Cohesity
“This new offering gives European customers even greater choice in how to manage their data, but with all of the hallmarks of Cohesity’s multicloud data management platform they already know and trust,” said Richard Gadd, vice president, EMEA sales, Cohesity.

In addition to announcing the availability of Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service in Europe, Cohesity has announced the arrival of its second SaaS offering in its DMaaS portfolio, Cohesity SiteContinuity, which will enable automated disaster recovery of mission-critical applications and data to the cloud. This Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) service is meant to help businesses save money on infrastructure by utilizing AWS on-demand cloud resources rather than a costly backup data center.

The DMaaS products from Cohesity are intended to give organizations more options for protecting and managing their data. Clients can choose between a SaaS model, an on-premises Cohesity cluster, or a hybrid model that combines both – all on a single platform and administered through a single UI.

Users can sign up for DMaaS via approved Cohesity channel partners, distributors, or the AWS Marketplace. DMaaS not only allows partners to expand their existing managed service offerings without having to build the infrastructure themselves. It would also help them to increase their recurring income model. They can also use this as a starting point if they want to create a managed service business.

With Cohesity DataProtect, delivered as a Service, organizations can also:

  • Reduce complexity with BaaS that is built for the hybrid cloud – With a single backup solution for on-premises and cloud data sources and a single UI to manage it all, users can focus on other vital activities
  • Reduce backup setup to minutes – Once a secure connection is established, the system will automatically detect workloads and apply either preset or custom policies to begin protecting them
  • Ensure efficient use of available bandwidth – By only communicating data blocks that have changed, backups to the cloud and data recovery from the cloud can be sped up
  • Improve their data security posture – by storing a backup in a different location, allowing for flexible encryption key management and the flexibility to divide and isolate data for legal and regulatory reasons
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