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Storage Defender

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Being able to trigger/initiate replication from a target server

This idea is following a discussion with a customer who is asking our data protection solutions ( being Storage Protect and Data Protect) to have the ability to trigger data replication in a way that replication is initiated by the target replicat...
6 months ago in Storage Defender 1 Not under consideration

Data Protect/DMS - support denser x86 servers, external JBODs, Fibre Channel attached storage (i.e. FlashSystem)

Ready Nodes not dense enough per RU in current iteration for large enterprises. Number of nodes also adds number of networking connections needed / TOR switches. This adds complexity and cost. We want to use dense COS-like tech with external JBODs...
6 months ago in Storage Defender 0 Future consideration

Activity report and Security Posture Report grouped by Business

Would be good to have customizable reports on Defender to have the ability to build custom reports . The prime use case I see (customer asked for) is to be able to provide a report for a given business application which woud be composed of VMs and...
almost 1 year ago in Storage Defender 1 Future consideration

Data Protect: Logos and EULA indicate Cohesity

For Data Protect, logos and EULA still say Cohesity-. This could be confusing to customers.
6 months ago in Storage Defender 0 Not under consideration

Data Management Service: would like to see cluster claim simplified and multi-platform

The process for claiming a cluster to the DMS portal needs to be simplified and multi-platform. Windows users without Windows Subsystem for Linux installed would have no way of claiming a cluster.
6 months ago in Storage Defender 0