30 Most Innovative Companies 2019

We eliminate mass data fragmentation by reimagining data management: Cohesity

Cohesity challenges mass data fragmentation which is hindering the business process. Most enterprise data like backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data utilized for test/dev and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that become difficult to safeguard, costly to take care of, tough to analyze.

The company unifies silos on a single web-scale platform, connecting on-premises, cloud, and the edge and also strengthens firms to run apps on that platform- easing the back up and abstract insights from data. Cohesity is proud of being recognized as a 2019 CNBC Disruptor, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and one of Tech Tribune's 2019 10 Best Tech Startups in San Jose.

In a few short years, Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and federal agencies among its customer base, including top telecommunications providers, aerospace firms, banks and executive departments of the US government. On an average, the company has seen 40% net new customer growth quarter over quarter for the last year.

Cohesity softwares:


This gives you end-to-end protection for your virtual and physical workloads, databases, applications and storage with a single, simple web-scale solution. Using it is Simple, Fast and Flexible.


With the help of DataPlatform, you can unify and simplify all your secondary data and applications - backup, instantly recover, archive, file, build & analyze - on a single platform.

Imanis Data:

Radically simple backup, recovery, and data management for Hadoop Distributed File System and NoSQL distributed databases including MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchbaseDB, Hbase, and others.

Keep up the good work!

-The company is proud to be recognised on the LinkedIn Top Startups list, 2018

-Cohesity was handpicked for the CNBC Disruptor 50 list of most ambitious and innovative companies

-Cohesity Helios, a SaaS- based management solution for secondary data and apps was selected by Network World as one of the hot products of VMworld 2018


Cohesity has consolidated Data Unification Tool with AWS GovCloud. The company had already worked with AWS for cloud-native backups and some other data services. But Cohesity’s association with AWS GovCloud will accord with innumerable government regulations around sensitive data and workloads.

Cohesity has also become a member of the AWS Public Sector Partner Program, meaning the company met Amazon’s requirements to serve mutual customers and collaborate with AWS to improve its products.

“Bringing Cohesity’s unique data management capabilities to AWS GovCloud empowers government agencies to harness the benefits of hybrid cloud infrastructure through an efficient and easy-to-use platform that eliminates mass data fragmentation,” said Cohesity CTO Steve Grewal in a statement. “We’re excited to expand the capabilities we provide our public sector customers so they can benefit from modern and efficient data infrastructure that helps them do more with their data.”

Success story to prove its efficiency

True Alliance

True Alliance is an omni-channel retail company that has its presence across New Zealand and Australia. The association of AWS and Cohesity has supported in the growth of company’s future.

Challenges the company had to face:

The company takes care right from customer and sales records to maintaining high-quality digital images and videos in marketing campaigns. Aiden Ichsan, the company’s network engineer is proud of company’s data stores topping 45 terabytes, which was troubling its backup infrastructure.

“We had reached the stage where the weekend wasn’t long enough to complete a full backup of all our servers,” he says. “We were finding we had to do some backups during the week and even some during the working day which wasn’t ideal. This caused some network congestion issues and created some problems for other parts of the business.”

Ichsan says that the company had been relying on a Veritas Backup Exec infrastructure which stored data in three IBM tape libraries. This system had been in place for around five years and was proving increasingly difficult to manage and maintain.

How did it resolve?

After analysing different options, the company decided to deploy a Cohesity-based solution with data storage capacity offered by the AWS Glacier service. Ichsan says the native cloud integration capability offered by Cohesity made both the initial deployment and ongoing management very straightforward. It was simply a matter of selecting Amazon Glacier as an external target and the Cohesity appliance began the backup process.

“With Cohesity, you can have one appliance that just does it all for you and that has removed much of the complexity that we were battling against in our environment. When you add the flexibility and reliability of Amazon Glacier, the solution becomes even more compelling.”

– Aiden Ichsan, Network Engineer

Backdrop of Mohit Aron, CEO/Founder

Mohit Aron is recognised as the father of hyperconvergence because he has 15+ years of experience in building scalable, high-performance distributed system. He founded Cohesity in the year 2013 alongside also co-founded Nutanix in 2009.

Aron pursued graduation in Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University focusing on distributed systems. He holds a bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.

Cohesity apart from receiving many honors has also been named as one of the world’s 61 most promising Technology Pioneers in 2018 by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

“We use web-scale design principles to revolutionize an area of IT that hasn’t seen innovation in decades.”

“With the help of Cohesity use backup for more than insurance. Extract more value from your data with apps. Optimize storage, streamline test/dev and ensure compliance.”