Category Archives: General

Cohesity Relieves NAS Space Stress

File servers (or NAS) with disks that fill up are a constant problem in any organization. Twenty years ago, I spent more than a few weekends swapping to larger hard drives in physical file servers. Now that those file servers … Continue reading

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Vendor Briefing: BlueCat Networks

We tend not to think a lot about some of the most fundamental IT infrastructure services, yet they come up a lot when we are troubleshooting problems. One rule of thumb is that when it is an application networking problem … Continue reading

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Reporting using the Cohesity ReST API

I mentioned the Cohesity REST API when I looked at the developer portal, now I’d like to show you a little about how to access that API and gather information from your Cohesity clusters. For my example I am going … Continue reading

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Pure Cloud Block Store Available on AWS

One of the fun elements of being briefed about a product that is not yet released, and probably has not had its form finalized, is that only part of the product is revealed. This week at Pure Accelerate the Pure … Continue reading

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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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