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Tech Data Tackles Secondary Storage With Cohesity

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Tech Data is expanding its storage line card with a freshly signed comprehensive distribution agreement with Cohesity, a 100 percent partner-led hyperconverged secondary storage vendor. The agreement extends to the U.S. and Canada.

Secondary storage has become more of a concern to businesses as they realize that a big portion of their storage capacity is consumed by secondary workloads, including backup and disaster recovery, test and development instances, archives, unstructured content, analytics, data warehousing and more, according to Cohesity.

“We’re excited to broaden our hyperconverged offerings and share Cohesity’s award-winning solutions with our customers,” said Cheryl Neal, vice president, data and networking solutions at Tech Data. “Our customers have seen the benefits of hyperconvergence for their primary applications and data, and now are demanding these types of solutions on the secondary side, which comprises the vast majority of data and apps within today’s organizations. Cohesity’s offerings will help organizations save time and resources while extracting maximum value from their data.”

Today, customers globally are facing major challenges pertaining to mass data fragmentation. In fact, according to a recent survey by Cohesity, more than 900 senior IT decision-makers said that 87 percent of their organization’s secondary data is fragmented across silos and is, or will become, extremely difficult to manage long-term, which could have devastating consequences.

What’s driving the mass data fragmentation, according to the survey: data is massively siloed; data copies are multiplying; and data is spread across multiple locations.

Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage and data infrastructure management solutions solve these fragmentation challenges by consolidating backup, recovery, archiving and long-term retention, replication, and disaster recovery onto a single, cloud-native platform.

“Tech Data brings together the end-to-end ecosystem and support that we value greatly in a distribution partner,” said Todd Palmer, vice president of worldwide channels, at Cohesity. “Tech Data’s global distribution expertise will be instrumental in helping us manage our high-growth path. Tech Data also has strong relationships with the majority of our channel and alliance partners, which will provide a seamless transition and increased focus.”


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