vRetreat: Cohesity Overview

At the recent vRetreat at Silverstone, I experienced three technical presentations / Q&A sessions from the event sponsors. One of these, Cohesity, I was charged with writing a little more about. Up until that point, my experience and knowledge of Cohesity’s solutions was very limited as I’ve had my head buried in several large projects over the recent months. Ezat Dayeh‘s presentation at the vRetreat was therefore a great introduction for me to Cohesity’s mission and value proposition. Cohesity was founded in 2013 by Mohit Aron, former co-founder of Nutanix and a Google File System lead developer. With this DNA, it’s no real surprise that Cohesity’s solutions have a storage focus. The difference with Cohesity is that its focus is not around primary storage (production virtual machines, databases etc), but secondary storage (file shares, backups, archives etc). Their mission is to redefine […]

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vRetreat Silverstone 2017

So, it went something like this: Patrick – “Do you want to drive some Porsches at a blogging event?” Me – “Nom nom nom.” (That’s the sound of me biting his arm off.) Ok, it wasn’t quite like that (see right). But close enough for the purposes of this post. By the way, I wasn’t serious about killing anyone 😉 Fast forward three short months, and the guy who co-organises the vRockstar parties in Barcelona (Patrick Redknap) is hosting the first ever vRetreat event at the Porsche Experience Centre. We’ve got Porsches, we’ve got Silverstone. What else? Some bloggers: Amit Panchal, Barry Coombs, Rynardt Spies, David Owen, Simon Gallagher, Me, and a special guest appearance by Joe Baguley. Finally, and very importantly, some sponsors: The day started early with breakfast at the Porsche experience centre. After a few minutes drooling over looking at the cars inside […]

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