Rackspace partners with Cohesity on new data protection services for VMware workloads

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End-to-end technology solutions provider Rackspace Technology has announced a new strategic partnership with data management specialist Cohesity.

Announcing the move, Rackspace said the partnership aims to deliver multi-cloud managed backup and recovery solutions to its customers around the world.

They will now have access to Rackspace Data Protection, a software-defined backup and recovery service designed to provide cyber resilient managed backup and recovery across VMware-based clouds.


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The offering is underpinned by Cohesity DataProtect, which includes backup and recovery for VMware workloads, as well as advisory services, ransomware anomaly detection and remediation services.

Rackspace says customers will benefit from its streamlined approach to data recovery, as well as ransomware remediation techniques, such as immutable snapshots and machine learning-based anomaly detection. In the event of a cyber attack, users can quickly restore data at a granular level and apps to any point in time.

“The partnership with Cohesity gives our customers access to a proven, robust data protection solution that eliminates legacy backup silos and provides comprehensive protection against the array of rising data threats they are facing, including ransomware,” explained Josh Prewitt, chief product officer at Rackspace Technology.

“Customers can now manage and control data recovery from a single source, more efficiently store data, and eliminate potentially costly disruptions.”

Rackspace says the addition of Cohesity’s data protection layer with integrated VMware Cloud Director (vCD) will help unify the efforts of SecOps and ITOps to better combat cyber threats and help customers tackle self-service management.

“We are excited to engage in this partnership as it really addresses customers’ number one concern today, developing cyber resilience so they can quickly defend and if needed, rapidly recover data in the event of a cyber attack,” said John Theberge, vice president, global alliances, service providers and GSIs, Cohesity.

“Our next-gen data management capabilities, including DataProtect, give Rackspace Technology customers a simple and powerful solution that can enhance their security posture, advance protection, and improve their business resiliency.”

Daniel Todd

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