Cohesity Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Resiliency Solutions, Q3 2019

Updated: Feb 18, 2020

Key Takeaways

Commvault, Rubrik, Cohesity, And Veeam Lead The Pack

Forrester's research uncovered a market in which Commvault, Rubrik, Cohesity, and Veeam are Leaders; Veritas, Druva, and Actifio are Strong Performers; IBM and Micro Focus are Contenders; and Dell EMC is a Challenger.

Policy Management, Recoverability, And Security Are Key Differentiators

As firms embrace hybrid environments, I&O pros need improved capabilities like single-pane-of-glass management across all data sources, a comprehensive policy framework, recoverability, and security. Vendors that can provide these capabilities natively fare better.

Cohesity addresses data sprawl challenges and helps firms leverage secondary data.

Cohesity has taken the mass data fragmentation challenge head-on; its value propositions include its consolidated secondary data management platform. The platform includes a marketplace portal where Cohesity publishes certified apps that clients can run on its infrastructure. Possible application use cases include compliance checks or analytics on otherwise dormant data. As a recent market entrant, Cohesity had the opportunity to use the latest technologies, like a NoSQL database to store operational metadata. This metadata holds the index and enables quick search regardless of the data's physical location. The immutable file system offers the potential to protect backup instances from ransomware attack.

Cohesity's solution detects anomalous behavior by analyzing file usage patterns; this increases the odds of successful detection but can also raise false alarms. Admins can perform a mass restore once they have identified a clean copy of the data.

Cohesity's solution has a web interface that is easy to navigate and use and which admins can use to perform all tasks. Its policy management engine is comprehensive yet easy to use. The solution does not evaluate the effectiveness or efficiency of policies. With its acquisition of Imanis Data, Cohesity now offers data protection capabilities for distributed file systems and NoSQL workloads. While the current solution has a dashboard for each managed cluster, Cohesity plans to integrate the Imanis Data solution such that policy management and operations will have a single interface. Reference customers highlighted superior support and solution scalability.Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize.

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