Category Archives: General

Helios, Now with Apps on Your Cohesity Cluster

This month, Cohesity announced a marketplace for applications that can run directly on the Cohesity cluster. This is an excellent development from their Analytics Workbench which allowed custom written reporting applications to be run on the cluster. The marketplace, part … Continue reading

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Backup Your SaaS Data, Office 365 With Cohesity

Do you use Software as a Service? Does your SaaS provider offer a full suite of data protection and compliance archiving? What if you choose to exit one SaaS platform and move to another, how will you fulfill your data … Continue reading

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Cohesity Instant Mass Restore in Action

One of the first things that I saw in the Cohesity hardware is that it looks a lot like a hyperconverged infrastructure or scale-out software-defined storage. Multiple nodes in an enclosure, each with a mix of SSD and hard disk … Continue reading

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Add My Cohesity Cluster to Helios

I wrote about Cohesity Helios back in October and this week finally started to use Helios to manage my virtual cluster. Helios is a SaaS offering for managing a collection of Cohesity clusters from a central location. For today I … Continue reading

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Why Are You Copying Your Data? Part 2 – Better Business

There are plenty of reasons to copy your production data, in my last blog post I talked about the reasons that were protection against things going wrong. Today I want to talk about the more positive reasons to copy data, … Continue reading

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Why Are You Copying Your Data? Part 1 – Bad Things Happen

Enterprise IT organizations like to have multiple copies of every piece of data, but every copy we store has a cost. It is vital that you know why you are making a copy of your data and choose the right … Continue reading

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Notes from the Class – week of 10 December 2018

Now that I am back in front of classrooms, teaching AWS courses, it is time for the Notes from the Class blog posts to return. The nature of AWS means that every class I teach will have questions that I … Continue reading

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Expanding Storage on a Cohesity Virtual Edition Appliance

I have had my Cohesity Virtual Edition appliance in my lab for a couple of months. It has been happily protecting my virtual machines, but its storage has become rather full. I did setup cloud tiering, which allowed least recently … Continue reading

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Operational Simplicity Rules! Updating Is Important

One of the central ideas of Hyperconverged and almost any modern IT infrastructure product is simplicity. This simplicity of deployment is great; it delivers fast time to value. Simplicity in operation is even more critical as it keeps the cost … Continue reading

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Active Directory Authentication for My Cohesity Cluster

I am continuing to learn about Cohesity and share my learnings with you. This week I added my Cohesity cluster to Active Directory so that I could use AD accounts to manage the platform rather than the built-in account. The … Continue reading

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