A few fateful years ago, Uber brought to market the most amazing new thing we had ever seen. They allowed us to pay for a ride in someone else's car. WOW! So I know what you are thinking... "That's not new!" You're right. What they actually did was take a service that had been monopolized for so long by taxi companies and made it amazing. Taxi's are known for being expensive, dirty, a little smelly, squeaky brakes, having rude drivers, hard to catch, etc etc etc. Uber gave us the ability to easily find a ride, know the fare before we ride, pay a much lower fare, ride in someone's personal car that they care for b/c it's their personal car, provide reviews to weed out bad drivers (and riders), and do it all using an app. In short, they took the mundane and made it accessible, simple, efficient, affordable... This is what Cohesity has done for secondary storage and data protection. Cohesity looked at this technology space and said, "We can uberfy this thing." And they did. I can setup a new cluster of cohesity and protect my data in less than one working day. I can then schedule, retain, replicate my backups all through an intuitive and efficient html 5 gui. And as an added bonus, why not put all that processing power to work by allowing it to be a integral part of production work loads by offering secondary storage in the same way on the cluster. WOW!
It could be seen as a plus or minus. But they don't support data protection for some legacy technologies... lotus notes for example. To me this makes sense b/c they are a forward looking company. This may push some customers to look for other more traditional "taxi" vendors.
Don't wait. The product is all it says it is and so much more.
Data protection moved from 80% success to 100% success. We now have a platform that will grow with us and is future proof as we move to cloud, ROBO, DR, etc.