One of the many valuable capabilities Cohesity’s converged DataPlatform offers to enterprise organizations is native replication capabilities from a secondary storage platform perspective. Organizations using Cohesity have access to one of the many enterprise and cloud storage features that are included with Cohesity’s DataPlatform. Any data or virtual machine that is stored and protected in a Cohesity cluster can be easily configured for multi-site replication.

In some cases, replication can be used as disaster recovery solution where an organization can enable data replication from a local on-premises cluster to another cluster running at a secondary site or even a public cloud. These procedures can be implemented in the form of a system policy which decreases the infrastructure manageability and introduces safer forms of operations.

Because of my long history and advocacy for VMware, one of my favorite scenario and use cases is to combine Cohesity with VMware Cloud Foundation. Organizations looking to adopt VMware Cloud Foundation as their preferred infrastructure solution for their software-defined datacenter can easily protect and replicated virtual machines and data to a secondary site for disaster recovery.
The same approach can be taken for test and development purposes; and other potential use cases.

In general, organizations looking to modernize and enhance their data centers with modern solutions that are designed with high levels of resiliency and highly available architectures will find those benefits with the adoption of VMware Cloud Foundation and Cohesity combined. Together, VMware Cloud Foundation and Cohesity make implementing, managing and protecting the next generation software-defined datacenter infrastructure simple.

VMware and Cohesity are both focused on providing cloud-like simplicity and also enabling the journey of adopting the cloud, by extending VMware Cloud Foundation and data protection from on-premises to the cloud for disaster recovery while also catering to test and dev and other secondary storage use cases.

Take a look at the demonstration below and see how simple it is to configure and navigate UI and the simplified process to protect, replicate and recover multiple VMs in a multi-site infrastructure.

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