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ZertoCon, Small Is Beautiful

One of the beautiful things about a small conference is feeling less like I’m lost in a crowd. I spent three days in Nashville at ZertoCon with a few hundred other attendees. A smaller conference meant smaller queues for food … Continue reading

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Protecting Nutanix AHV with Cohesity

This week I had a look at using my Cohesity cluster to protect a Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) environment. Most of my experience with Nutanix was using vSphere as the hypervisor, in which case Cohesity sees a vSphere environment. This … Continue reading

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Long Haul to ZertoCon 2019

Next week I will be in Nashville for ZertoCon. Two firsts for me as I have never been to Tennessee or ZertoCon. I also get to have my longest flight, almost fifteen hours direct from Auckland to Chicago before my … Continue reading

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Guarantees Are Good for Business and Engineering

When I first met Pure Storage, at Virtualization Field Day Three, the company objective was to deliver an all-flash storage array that was cost competitive with disk-based arrays. At that time Pure Storage was optimizing for cost, rather than all-out … Continue reading

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Remote Recovery with Cohesity

In my last post about Cohesity, I showed you how to set up replication between Cohesity clusters so that you could have DR using an off-site Cohesity cluster. Today I will walk through how that actual recovery might happen. You … Continue reading

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How are you copying? Cohesity Replication

In my series of posts about copying data, I talked about Disaster Recovery (DR) as a reason to copy data between sites, particularly in a form that allows rapid recovery of a large workload. Today I will walk through the … Continue reading

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Why Are You Copying Your Data? Part 3 – Unification

In the last two blog posts of this series, I looked at ways that we copy data for protection and ways that are about improving business. Since we are making these copies of the same data for different purposes it … Continue reading

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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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