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January 14, 2022

Cohesity Named a ‘Leader’ and ‘Outperformer’ in GigaOm Radar for Enterprise Scale-Out File Systems

In the GigaOm Radar for Enterprise Scale-Out File Systems, Cohesity was recognised a "Leader" and a "Outperformer" among 15 suppliers. On the basis of 14 criteria and indicators, this research evaluates vendors and their scale-out file system solutions. The research explicitly mentioned Cohesity SmartFiles and the company's data management skills in terms of consumer advantages. SmartFiles is a Cohesity offering that provides intelligent, scalable, and highly efficient file and object services as part of its next-gen data management portfolio.

GigaOm defines a Leader as a vendor whose execution and value place it in the inner Leaders circle. All Leaders are Top Performers but not all Top Performers are designated as Leaders. Outperformers are designated based on a forward-looking assessment, plotting each solution's current and projected position over a 12- to 18-month window. Arrows indicate movement based on strategy and pace of innovation.  
In the report, GigaOm emphasised that SmartFiles “is extremely easy to use,” is a “feature-rich, capacity-optimised solution,” and provides scalability that “has been proven in the field.” 

GigaOm also explained that Cohesity’s “deployment flexibility is another positive aspect of SmartFiles, with users deploying it at the edge, on single virtualised nodes, in the public cloud, and in large on-premises scale-out systems creating large, distributed infrastructure that can be centrally managed by Helios.” Helios powers the SmartFiles service, Cohesity's next-generation data management platform that includes file and object services, backup and recovery, data security and governance, disaster recovery, file and object services, and analytics are managed through a single user interface.

Additionally, the report cites that “data management remains one of the key differentiators for Cohesity” and further emphasises that “integrated data management and governance features associated with ransomware protection complete the solution and make it stand out from the crowd.” 

“Customers around the world are relying on Cohesity SmartFiles to solve critical challenges related to unstructured data growth, especially around reducing costs, data management complexity, and enhancing security postures,” said Vikram Gupta, senior director and product lead for Cohesity SmartFiles. “We’re thrilled to see GigaOm recognise our unique innovation and name Cohesity as one of the top-ranked vendors, ahead of 13 others in the report.” 

"Clearsense views the Cohesity platform and SmartFiles as a strategic advantage, serving as an ideal landing for data files between various RPA processes because of its speed and cost-efficiency,” said Charles Boicey, MS, RN-BC, co-founder and chief innovation officer, Clearsense. “We use the Cohesity data management solution for both our traditional and modern data sources to make backups of AHV and Hadoop workloads as well as disaster recovery, and file sharing much more expedient. We’ll avoid spending thousands, if not millions of dollars, as data grows.” 
GigaOm Radar for Enterprise Scale-Out File Systems Report Criteria
This GigaOm analysis evaluates the impact of important product features and criteria on top-line solution attributes that drive purchasing choices, such as scalability, performance, and total cost of ownership. It depicts the relative worth and progression of vendor solutions over numerous axes based on strategy and execution, as well as a breakdown of each vendor's sector offering. In addition, the in-depth vendor analysis draws on the framework provided in the Key Criteria and Radar reports to evaluate a company's technological engagement. This report provides strategic and product recommendations for the future.

The GigaOm Radar for Enterprise Scale-Out File Systems is the third GigaOm Radar report in which Cohesity is recognised as a Leader, further validating the value of the Cohesity Helios platform.