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IndustryData backup, Computer data storage
FounderMohit Aron
United States
Key people
Mohit Aron, CEO & Founder[1]
Number of employees

Cohesity is a privately held enterprise storage company headquartered in San Jose, California.


Cohesity was founded in June 2013 by Mohit Aron, who previously co-founded Nutanix.[1] Cohesity launched publicly in June 2015, introducing a platform designed to consolidate and manage secondary data.[3] Cohesity raised $70 million in venture funding in two rounds with Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, and Sequoia Capital since its founding in 2013.[4]

In October 2015, Cohesity announced the public launch of its products, Cohesity DataPlatform and DataProtect.[5] DataPlatform is a platform designed to consolidate secondary storage and associated workflows.[6] DataProtect provides a data protection solution converged on DataPlatform.[7] The second generation of DataPlatform and DataProtect was announced in February 2016 with new capabilities and features including SMB Protocol Support, CloudArchive, and Site-to-Site Replication.[8] In June 2016, the launch of Cohesity 3.0 products (DataProtect, DataPlatform) expanded data protection to physical servers.[9]

On April 4, 2017, Cohesity announced additional funding of $90 million.[10] This was led by GV, the venture capital arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc., and Sequoia Capital.[11] On June 11, 2018, Cohesity announced a Series D funding round of $250 million from the Softbank Vision Fund (in Japanese).[12]


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  2. ^ "Bay Area News Group Top Workplaces 2016". Bay Area News Group. June 26, 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
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  4. ^ Kevin McLaughlin (June 29, 2016). "Storage Startup Cohesity Says It's Attracting Enterprises, Unveils Wave Of Features To Get More On Board". CRN Magazine. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  5. ^ Garry Kranz (October 19, 2015). "Cohesity founder: Secondary data needs a new approach". TechTarget. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  6. ^ Dave Raffo (June 28, 2016). "Cohesity gets physical with converged data protection". TechTarget. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  7. ^ Mark Cox (October 14, 2015). "Cohesity's revolutionary converged secondary storage platform hits general availability". ChannelBuzz. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  8. ^ Paul Alcorn (February 10, 2016). "Hyperconvergence Expands In Secondary Storage, Cohesity Announces Ver 2.0". Tom's IT Pro. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  9. ^ Mike Vizard (July 1, 2016). "Cohesity Extends Effort to Consolidate Secondary Storage". IT Business Edge. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  10. ^ Julie Bort (April 4, 2017). "Cohesity, the four-year old startup from Nutanix's cofounder, has now raised $160 million". Business Insider. Retrieved August 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Startup Cohesity Banks $90M in VC, Refreshes Storage Platform". eWEEK. Retrieved 2017-04-07.
  12. ^ Natasha Lomas (June 11, 2018). "SoftBank Vision Fund leads $250M Series D for Cohesity's hyperconverged data platform". TechCrunch. Retrieved November 6, 2018.