Cohesity Grows Federal Customer Base as Government Calls for More Efficient Data Centres
December 2017 by Marc Jacob
Cohesity announced increasing momentum among government customers as federal agencies look for innovative ways to make their data centres more efficient. More than 20 of the United States’ most important agencies — including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Air Force — have recently deployed Cohesity DataPlatform. The solution consolidates data infrastructure for secondary storage workloads, including backups, files services, test/dev, and analytics, and seamlessly leverages FedRAMP and private cloud services to achieve cost savings.
Cohesity’s penetration in the federal sector is accelerating to meet demand generated by the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), which aims to help federal agencies transition to more efficient storage infrastructure — including cloud services and databases shared between agencies — and leverage technological innovations to optimise data management and cost savings. Cohesity worked with CALIBRE Systems, 1901 Group, and other government-focused channel partners and system integrators to enable federal agencies to leverage the power of hyperconvergence and eliminate fragmented legacy solutions that lead to oversized and redundant data siloes.
• More than 20 U.S. government agencies and departments have adopted Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage platform, including Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Air Force.
• Cohesity DataPlatform empowers customers to break down secondary storage silos by converging all workloads on a unified platform, reducing their overall data footprint and simplifying data management tasks – goals that were set forth in the White House’s 2016 DCOI memorandum. Cohesity’s web-scale platform runs seamlessly across on-premises and cloud infrastructure, allowing customers to leverage the economics and availability of the cloud, another objective outlined in the DCOI.
• Cohesity has achieved Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 certification for its hyperconverged secondary storage solution, an important security validation from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that is required for any IT solution used by government agencies to handle sensitive data.
• In addition to the recent federal customers, Cohesity now serves many Top 20 federal systems integrators (FSIs), as well as highly respected, federally focused IT companies, including CALIBRE Systems and 1901 Group.