Cohesity upgrades to the cloud with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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Red Hat has announced that Cohesity has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the foundational operating system of its Cohesity Data Cloud platform.

With the Linux platform, Cohesity brings Red Hat’s hardened technology, support expertise and domain-specific acumen to handle operating system upkeep, while allowing its experts to focus on innovating and enhancing the customer experience of the Cohesity Data Cloud.

Cohesity brings AI-powered data security and management together in a single platform with security features, operational simplicity and greater scalability. Its solutions help customers navigate a rapidly evolving data landscape from data growth and workload diversity, to rising cybersecurity threats and emerging technologies. Cohesity Data Cloud enables hybrid and multi-cloud environments by providing a single interface to unify and enhance the security posture of data across sources, services, vendors and technologies.

By migrating its Linux platform from CentOS Linux 7 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Cohesity will benefit from a hardened, hybrid cloud-ready Linux platform, faster response to potential security vulnerabilities, Linux consistency and a streamlined and straightforward migration process.

Matt Hicks, president and CEO, Red Hat, said: “The chain of modern IT security is only as strong as the most basic link, which frequently is Linux. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Cohesity will bring the strong capabilities of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform to its customer base. This foundation provides greater confidence that the Cohesity Data Cloud is working to address security at a fundamental level in support of modern hybrid cloud infrastructure.”

Sanjay Poonen, CEO and president, Cohesity, said: “Enterprises look to Cohesity as the leading solution for cyber-resilient data security and management for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Cohesity forged a strategic partnership with IBM earlier this year and we are thrilled to now also collaborate with Red Hat.

“With Red Hat Enterprise Linux, our engineering teams can innovate faster on our leading data security and management platform, helping our customers stay ahead of modern-day challenges.”

Additionally, Red Hat has also announced that Philippines’ UnionBank is using Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS to accelerate the migration of mission-critical workloads from on-premises environments to AWS. Leveraging cloud, UnionBank can launch innovative financial services such as digital wallets, AI-powered financial assistants and mobile payment apps faster.