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Cohesity SpanFS: The Difference Maker in The Enterprise and Secondary Storage Architectures


With the Orion 5.0 release, Cohesity announced the introduction of SpanFS, a new file system uniquely designed to consolidate and manage all secondary storage at scale. SpanFS and its architecture are the core of the Cohesity DataPlatform that enables enterprises to unify the control of their secondary data with web-scale capabilities.

The emphasis on enterprise storage architectures typically focuses on providing specialized capabilities and scalability that are on dependent proprietary hardware capabilities  vendors Scalability and space efficiency features such as compression, deduplication, and snapshots for resiliency standardized file interfaces such as NFS, SMB. Cloud storage architectures are developed by hyperscale companies like Google and Amazon focus on delivering scale-out software-defined solutions that run on commodity x86 hardware with robust and resiliency capabilities to support hardware failures. But they tend to rely on proprietary protocols and APIs for data access.
Today’s enterprise organizations are in desperate need for the best of both storage architectures. Enterprise organizations are looking to move onto software-defined, web-scale solutions that run on commodity x86 hardware, just like cloud storage. The Web-scale capabilities provide multiple advantages such as ‘pay-as-you-grow’ consumption, always-on availability, non-disruptive upgrades (instead of forklift upgrades), simpler management, and lower costs.

Enterprise storage solutions are traditionally deployed into segregated management silos because of different use case and requirements. Typically, purpose-built file systems are introduced which are dependent on vendor specific proprietary features.

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