Cohesity Cloud Services Adds Extensive Support for Microsoft Azure

Cohesity announced it is offering new capabilities to protect an organization’s data in Microsoft Azure. Cohesity Cloud Services now supports the backup and recovery of Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), Azure SQL databases, in addition to the existing support for Microsoft 365 data.

In addition, Cohesity Cloud Services in Microsoft Azure is available in multiple regions around the world.

Now, Cohesity and Microsoft Azure customers have more options to streamline data security and management to better protect themselves against cyber threats and unplanned outages.

The new backup and recovery support for Azure SQL and Azure VMs will enable customers to create data copies outside of their tenants. This approach results in offsite backups that can be used for a multitude of enterprise cloud use cases such as operational recovery, regulatory compliance, and disaster recovery.

Organizations can use Cohesity’s robust data security and management to get the consistency and familiarity of a single pane of glass extending from on-prem to the cloud.

Azure VMs are one of the most popular cloud services. As such, timely recovery of VMs in the case of an incident is crucial. Cohesity Cloud Services empowers you to manage backup and recovery options with the ease and convenience of an on-demand model.

Some of the product’s capabilities available today include:

  • Backup and recovery of an entire VM in place or to an alternate location such as subscription, Azure region, and resource group.
  • Source registration at Azure AD tenant level providing operational ease.
  • Support for backup of Azure VMs using private endpoints with a Shared Access Signature (SAS) URL, when additional layers of security are required.

Cohesity Cloud Services in Azure lists all the VMs that need to be backed up and takes a snapshot by issuing a request to the Azure Resource Manager.

Cohesity Cloud Services in Azure uses stateless VMs called SaaS connectors that act as data movers between the customers’ environments and Cohesity Cloud Services for backup and recovery workflows.

Backup data can be recovered to the same or an alternate location. From there, administrators can select multiple configuration options like the target Azure resource group, and storage account which provides control over the attributes of the recovered Azure VM.

Native Azure backup and recovery capabilities can suffice for some organizations—but others have additional security and compliance requirements. Azure SQL is a great example of the type of workloads that demand more powerful capabilities.

Cohesity Cloud Services ensures storage efficiency for Azure SQL backups to minimize storage costs, with useful data protection protocols built-in, and many restore options through a single, easy-to-use management console.

Additionally, Cohesity brings security, simplicity, flexibility, and efficiency to the backup and recovery of Microsoft 365 data encompassing Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Teams, and Groups with Cohesity’s Cloud Services.

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