UPDATED 19:34 EDT / NOVEMBER 04 2019


Cohesity’s latest announcements dovetail with Microsoft’s focus on hybrid cloud

Business software maker Cohesity Inc. showcased new integrations today, aiming to simplify data backup and protection across hybrid cloud computing platforms on Monday as part of a series of announcements during Microsoft Ignite 2019.

The new integrations include cloud native backup and cloud snapshot management tools for Microsoft Azure. The latest solutions are designed to further Cohesity’s role in consolidating data silos into one web-scale platform.

“The long term is going to be hybrid,” said Theresa Miller (pictured), Microsoft MVP and principal technologist at Cohesity. “Everybody is going to be maintaining some level of on-premises as well as cloud. You really do need a solution that can support you in both areas from a single location.”

Miller spoke with Stu Miniman (@stu) and Rebecca Knight (@knightrm), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, during the Microsoft Ignite event in Orlando, Florida. They discussed the need for backup and recovery tools to protect data in hybrid environments and dealing with job burnout in the ever-stressful IT world (see the full interview with transcript here) (* Disclosure below.)

Backup protection

Part of that single hybrid management solution involves being able to protect critical data as well. This involves being able to leverage hybrid cloud backup and disaster recovery tools in the event of a sudden breakdown in protection.

“You think you have the most secure system ever and stuff just happens,” Miller said. “If you’re attacked by ransomware, if there’s not a backup of some form or a copy of that data, then you may not ever be able to recover it. Cloud companies like Microsoft are really great at making sure you have disaster recovery and high availability, and companies like Cohesity help with the point-in-time backup that protects your data for the long run.”

With the increasingly complicated nature of the information technology infrastructure and worries that systems are under constant attack by malicious actors, burnout has become more prevalent in the IT space. It’s a subject which Miller knows quite well.

“I did go through burnout,” Miller said. “I took the leap and made a change. I work out now every morning, even if it’s just a light jog, and it not only benefits me and my quality of life, it benefits my employer as well.”

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the Microsoft Ignite event. (* Disclosure: Cohesity Inc. sponsored coverage of Microsoft Ignite, and some segments on SiliconANGLE Media’s theCUBE are sponsored. Sponsors have no editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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