Cohesity Launches Backup-as-a-Service in Canada with AWS

Cohesity has launched its DataProtect solution As-a-Service in Canada. Hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Canada (Central) Region, this Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) offering allows Canadian customers to focus on managing their data while Cohesity takes care of the underlying infrastructure hosted on AWS.

Photo Cheryl Stookes, head of channel sales, AWS Canada
“Canadian customers are adopting cloud at an accelerated pace and bringing Data Management as a Service offerings to the region will help them simplify their data infrastructure and hybrid cloud initiatives,” said Cheryl Stookes, head of channel sales, AWS Canada.

Data managed through this service will remain in Canada. Keeping data in-country enables faster local access, says Cohesity, while adhering to local laws and regulations such as the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

“This gives Canadian customers another way to consume the exceptional capabilities of our DataProtect backup solution – only this time in a SaaS model that’s fully managed by Cohesity,” said Robert Yelenich, Canada Vice President and General Manager at Cohesity. “We’ve also addressed data residency head-on with this announcement. Not only does the expansion of our SaaS offering to this new region help customers, but also our partners in Canada who can add their unique value and resell the solution through our distribution channels or via the AWS Marketplace.”

Built for Hybrid Cloud

DataProtect delivered as a Service is the first offering from Cohesity’s comprehensive Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) umbrella. DMaaS is a portfolio of offerings designed to provide enterprise and mid-size customers with a “simple” way to back up, secure, govern, and analyze their data, all managed directly by Cohesity and hosted on AWS – Cohesity’s preferred cloud provider for DMaaS. Canadian businesses will have access to other SaaS offerings within the DMaaS portfolio in the coming quarters.

With Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a service, users can:

  • Reduce complexity with Backup as a Service that is built for the hybrid cloud, freeing up cycles to focus on other critical tasks.
  • Reduce backup setup to minutes by automatically discovering workloads once a secure connection is established and applying either preset or custom policies to begin protection.
  • Support multiple workloads including VMware workloads and NAS (file data) today, Microsoft 365 and enterprise databases in the coming months, and many more in the quarters ahead – all supported through a single unified experience.
  • Ensure efficient use of available bandwidth, accelerating backups to the cloud and data recovery from the cloud by only transmitting data blocks that have been changed.

“Canadian customers are adopting cloud at an accelerated pace and bringing Data Management as a Service offerings to the region will help them simplify their data infrastructure and hybrid cloud initiatives,” said Cheryl Stookes, head of channel sales, AWS Canada. “We’re excited to continue to execute on the strategic collaboration we announced with Cohesity in October as both companies are focused on helping Canadian businesses reduce costs, increase agility, innovate faster, and do more with data.”

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