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Coho Data Uses Virtualization to Mimic Cloud Environment

Based out of Sunnyvale California, Coho Data specializes in enterprise-level data storage and management. As such, it should come as no surprise that their core product, the Coho DataStream, focuses on the challenges and nuances of data storage today. What may be surprising, however, is the fact that the Coho DataStream combines the best features of public cloud storage with the reliability and security of on-premise storage.

While there name might not be instantly recognizable, Coho Data is no stranger to cloud-centric services. In fact, the team with Coho Data is responsible for the development of the virtualization layer that is currently used by Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as EC2. The experts at Coho Data are hoping to make their presence known through the new Coho DataStream device.

By utilizing a virtual, software-defined platform instead of legacy hardware, Coho’s DataStream is able to reduce IT costs while still providing the speed and performance expected from such a device. Moreover, since the Coho DataStream was optimized specifically for the use of SSDs and flash-based storage, the efficiency of the DataStream is greater than that of comparable, flash-based array systems in use today.

The Coho Data DataStream was also built with scalability in mind. With support and compatibility for hardware spanning multiple generations, the device is easily integrated into the IT framework of nearly any enterprise operating today. Perhaps even more importantly, the device is quickly scaled and upgraded as needed.

Ramana Jonnala, CEO with Coho Data, explained how they’ve been able to revolutionize storage through their hybridized, cloud-inspired storage solution by saying: “Even as new advancements in flash memory have come on the scene, the storage industry has remained stagnant, relying on a 30-year-old architecture to deliver performance and accessibility. By redesigning the storage stack itself, we have taken the best ideas from public cloud-based architectures and improved them for demanding on-premise datacenters. DataStream uses sophisticated software to take advantage of flash in such a way that it can be used for all applications, not just the top tier ones. Whether data is in the public or private cloud, it should be on a storage architecture that can meet the scalability and performance today’s cloud generation companies need, at the pricing they demand.”

With a pay-as-you-grow pricing platform, the Coho DataStream is available for as little as $2.50 per gigabyte. While this price is only available for the most basic package offered, the affordability makes the Coho DataStream an incredibly attractive alternative to traditional platforms.

Coho DataStream is also easily upgraded. In fact, the development team with DataStream has already released some major upgrades, including improvements to the user interface, greater compression, increased hardware compatibility and the ability to use PowerShell from within Coho DataStream itself. Given the updates that we’ve already seen, it’s safe to say that Coho plans on supporting their new cloud solution for some time to come.

To find out more information about Coho DataStream or any of their other service offerings, please visit their official website at www.cohodata.com.

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