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Developer Enablement, Cohesity Developer Portal

Following on from my quick look at using PowerShell with Cohesity, I want to highlight the developer resources page at developer.cohesity.com. The developer portal has a few useful resources for automation around Cohesity, some detailed documentation of the REST API … Continue reading

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All-In Public Cloud for Backup

Born in the cloud companies approach problem-solving differently to on-premises software companies, so Druva looks at the world differently to other enterprise backup vendors. One difference is the expectation that infrastructure is rented from cloud providers, rather than purchased from … Continue reading

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Keeping the HSM Dream Alive

Way back in the 1990s I was involved in managing large numbers of Windows file servers, as a central repository of business data. These file servers grew and grew over time, more and more files stored. Many organizations now have … Continue reading

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Vendor Briefing – Zadara

Enterprise storage delivered on-premises or in the cloud, as a service where you pay only for what you use. That is my one-sentence summary for Zadara. We know that storage management is hard, and multi-cloud storage management is very hard. … Continue reading

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On-Premises to Cloud-Native Storage

While I’m teaching the course “Architecting on AWS,” one of the central themes is that the highest value comes from using the specific capabilities of AWS services. Directly uploading your software into EC2 instances is unlikely to give you a … Continue reading

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Protect Cohesity Views

In my last blog post, I took a look at using your Cohesity cluster to host file shares, which are called Views in Cohesity. I finished with the point that these file shares might hold valuable data and need to … Continue reading

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Creating file shares on a Cohesity cluster

If you had built a scale-out storage cluster, why would you not make it usable as a filer? One thing that we know for sure is that data storage requirements will keep growing. A scale-out storage platform that allows you … Continue reading

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Computer, Prepare My Report

Early in my career, many years ago, I was the sole IT person for a small call center business. As the only IT person, I was also responsible for some of the phone system, and everything else that plugged into … Continue reading

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Does Data Governance Drive Your Data Protection?

Is your data protection driven by your data governance? You do have data governance policies, don’t you? Data governance policies should come from the business that generates data and identifies how that data needs to be cared for and protected. … Continue reading

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Starting Out With the Cohesity PowerShell Module

The best automation is definitely one that is built into the platform or product. However, each business is unique, so there is also a need for custom automation. Today I will dig into the beginnings of writing PowerShell automation against … Continue reading

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