I’ve just finished reading this article on The Register about Cohesity and Pure Storage working together to integrate their storage systems. Brilliant!
Integrating primary and secondary storage is the way to go. It tremendously simplifies and accelerates backup processes as well as enabling the user to rapidly take advantage of data copies for analytics or test/dev or even cloud archive. At the end of the day is all about better efficinecy and TCO.
Other storage vendors already have S3 protocol support to offload snapshots/clones to an object store (here an example) but the solution from Cohesity/Pure is a step forward, more sophisticated.
I really hope to see more and more of this type of integrations in the future.
Side note: By working on solutions like this one, Cohesity will quickly get attention from its partners’ resellers and boost sales. Clever!
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