Cohesity And AWS Partner For Data Management As A Service

Data protection and data management technology developer, Cohesity, has revealed its strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) aimed at bringing data management as a service (DMaaS) to joint customers.

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It was also revealed that Amazon was a strategic investor, along with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Cisco Investments, in Cohesity’s $250 million Series E funding round in April.

“Working with Cohesity, we are charting a new course in how data is managed in an as a service model, leveraging disruptive, modern data management capabilities from Cohesity, and industry-leading cloud services from AWS,” said Doug Yeum, Head of AWS Worldwide Channels and Alliances.

DMaaS is developed from Cohesity’s Helios cloud-delivered management service. The DMaaS offering from Cohesity and AWS will give enterprise and mid-sized customers a way to back up, secure, govern, and analyze data. Cohesity and its Helios platform will manage the DMaaS offering with hosting on AWS.

The first offering is Cohesity DataProtect as a service for backups. The backup as a service offering is in early access with general availability by the end of the year. Backup as a service will provide a backup of on-premises workloads, with a Cohesity SaaS Connector agent, and in-cloud application.

Backup data can be restored from AWS to AWS or to an on-premises site. The service will be managed by Cohesity and have consumption-based pricing, with a pre-paid alternative. Customers will get a global and searchable view of all their data backed up with Cohesity, both on-premises and in the cloud, through the Helios management facility.

Vice President of Product Marketing at Cohesity, Chris Wiborg said that his company and AWS had 400 joint customers before the strategic partnership. "Today Cohesity is managed by the customer and we run everywhere," he stated.

Early access to the Cohesity and AWS joint DMaaS offerings will become generally available in December around the AWS re:Invent 2020 conference, which runs from November 30 to December 18.