Mohit Aron

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Mohit Aron
Born 1973 (age 44–45)
Pathankot, India
Residence Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Alma mater Rice University
Years active 1997–present
Title Founder & CEO of Cohesity
Co-Founder & CTO of Nutanix

Dr. Mohit Aron, (born 1973)[citation needed], is a businessman and entrepreneur. He is the Founder and CEO of Cohesity, Inc. and was previously the co-founder and CTO of Nutanix.

Early life and education[edit]

Aron graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University[1] with a focus on distributed systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi India.[2]


Aron has been attributed as the father of infrastructure|hyperconvergence]][3] and has over 15 years of experience in building scalable, high-performance distribution systems.[4] Aron founded Cohesity in 2013[5] and co-founded Nutanix in 2009.[6] Prior to co-founding Nutanix, Aron was at Google as a lead developer on the Google File System engineering project.[7]

Aron was recognized by CRN as The Top 25 Innovators Of 2012[8] during his time at Nutanix. In July 2016, CRN recognized Cohesity on the list of 10 Storage Emerging Vendors You Need To Know[9] and listed as one of the Top 25 Disruptors of 2016 in August 2016.[10]


  1. ^ "Entrepreneur Mohit Aron '98 Announces New Data Storage Startup". Rice University. June 17, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Executive Profile - Mohit Aron". Bloomberg. Retrieved September 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ Bob Brown (June 21, 2015). "Happy Father's Day, from the Father of Hyperconvergence". Network World. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  4. ^ Bob Brown (June 17, 2015). "Google-infused storage startup Cohesity reveals itself". Network World. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Company Overview of Cohesity, Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Garry Kranz (October 19, 2015). "Cohesity founder: Secondary data needs a new approach". TechTarget. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  8. ^ Jack McCarthy (March 16, 2012). "The Top 25 Innovators Of 2012". CRN Magazine. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  9. ^ Rick Whiting (July 28, 2016). "10 Storage Emerging Vendors You Need To Know About". CRN Magazine. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ CRN Staff (August 2, 2016). "The Top 25 Disruptors Of 2016". CRN Magazine. Retrieved September 6, 2016.