Cohesity Named Major Player in IDC MarketScape Worldwide Distributed Scale-Out File System 2022 Vendor Assessment


Cohesity, a leader in next-gen data management, today announced it was named a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Distributed Scale-Out File System 2022 Vendor Assessment. This is the first year this MarketScape has been published.

The IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. Cohesity was recognised as a Major Player based on 12 capabilities and 10 strategies criteria and metrics.

In the report, Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, IDC, described Cohesity SmartFiles as “a software-defined storage system that supports significant deployment flexibility in both on-premises and public cloud-based environments.” Burgener also observed that “SmartFiles differentiates itself by deployment flexibility, comprehensive global data management capabilities, and the ease of use of a ‘second generation’ distributed scale-out file system.” Additionally, the report highlights that “enterprises can also install SmartFiles in public cloud environments from Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. Its deployment flexibility also allows it to be installed on a VM for low-cost edge deployments.”

The vendor assessment goes on to recognise Cohesity’s platform approach (the Cohesity Helios platform) with a published API and a marketplace (the Cohesity Marketplace ecosystem). It notes that the Cohesity Helios platform “presents a potentially significant opportunity to consolidate workloads across use cases onto a single platform, improving administrative productivity and lowering infrastructure costs.”

“Organisations around the world rely on Cohesity to eliminate data silos with our next-gen data management  platform and its wide range of services, including file and object services, backup and recovery, data security, disaster recovery, governance, and analytics,” said Lynn Lucas, chief marketing officer, Cohesity. “We’re delighted to see the IDC MarketScape recognise Cohesity as a Major Player and cite the comprehensive nature of our next-gen data management platform and its versatility  across any location whether data centres, edge sites, and public cloud environments.”

“Clauger has streamlined its data management onto a single Cohesity platform for not only backup and recovery, but also for file and object and cloud, with TCO savings of over 25%,” said   Olivier Boute, IT manager, Clauger. “We have greater speed and efficiency with Cohesity. For example, our file searches that previously took up to 30 minutes are now performed instantly. Cohesity has greatly improved our overall environment.”

Cohesity Threat Defense is a critical component of the company’s offerings. This multilayered data security architecture helps organisations achieve cyber resilience, minimise risks from evolving cybersecurity threats, and enable rapid recovery. In the IDC MarketScape report, Burgener acknowledged Cohesity’s solution “supports a very complete set of security features and ransomware detection, prevention, and recovery capabilities.”

In the assessment’s “Consider Cohesity When” section, Burgener observed, “When Cohesity SmartFiles wins, it’s often because the enterprise felt that it provided all the needed unstructured data management capabilities of competitors at a lower cost and/or with more flexible deployment options.”

To access an excerpt of the IDC MarketScape Worldwide Distributed Scale-Out File System Vendor Assessment (doc #US49015322, April 2022) click here.