Today we are announcing the release of Cohesity Orion 5.0, the latest version of our Hyperconverged secondary storage platform. This new release is packed with new features, improvements, and capabilities to all layers of the platform. Orion empowers enterprise organizations with a modern data platform with features to enable them to break away from the inefficient and fragmented silos in the data center and transform their secondary storage infrastructures into modern, scalable, and efficient environments. With Cohesity Orion 5.0 enterprise organization can consolidate traditional storage silos and get away from the multitude of storage products that were built based on outdated technologies and architectures. Centralize enterprise data protection, file services, object storage, and cloud gateways onto a single web-scale platform with best-in-class security, and space efficiency features.

Data Protection and Instant Recovery for Any Platform – Simplify management with a single UI and policy-based automation. Support for all the leading hypervisors with automated data protection for Microsoft Hyper-V 2012R2 (with agentless CBT), Hyper-V 2016 (using the new RCT change tracking), Nutanix AHV, and Linux KVM. We also protect any NAS storage, including snapshot-based data protection for Pure Storage FlashBlade, NetApp, and Dell EMC Isilon. Orion provides high-performance NAS backups with parallel tracking of changed data and multi-stream data transfers. Accelerate your recovery points and recovery times while cutting data protection costs by 50%. Integrate with all the leading public clouds for archival, tiering and replication. 

Advanced and Unlimited Object and File Services with Global Search  –  Provide globally distributed access to all storage abstraction and views on the platform. Offer simultaneous multiprotocol access via NFS, SBM, and S3 to all data that is stored on the platform. Space efficiency features like deduplication are globally applied. Orion provides the industry’s only globally deduplicated S3-compatible object storage. Indexing capabilities for all file and object metadata and global search across an entire cluster.

Multicloud Accessibility – Enables organizations to deploy a Cohesity cluster in any public cloud. Allowing them to replicate data to and from the cloud, manage information in the cloud, and instantly provision applications for disaster recovery, test/dev, and analytics. Orion enables organizations to recover an entire data center in the public cloud, near-instantaneously and to any point-in-time enabling Cloud disaster recovery at scale. DataPlatform Cloud Edition (CE) is now Generally Available for Microsoft Azure and available in Azure Marketplace. DataPlatform CE is also in limited availability on Amazon Web Services.

New Hyperconverged Storage Nodes – In addition to the C2000 series, a new C3000 dense storage node has been added to our list of certified appliances. Orion can now be deployed on a new C3000 dense storage node. Each node provides up to 183TB of raw capacity in a 2U form factor, providing almost 2X the storage density compared to C2000. The C3000 is optimized for large files and objects. Each Cohesity cluster can combine C2000 and C3000 nodes, and Orion provides intelligent data placement across node types based on IO profile and QoS.

Orion 5.0 is an incredible release and a milestone for us. We are just scratching the surface on the way to deliver our vision for hyperconverged secondary storage. Stay tuned there is more to come. See you all at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas and Barcelona.

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