Apurv Gupta Joins Choesity For Its India Operations

Cohesity has commenced its operations in India, to lead the business operation, the company has appointed Apurv Gupta as the Head of Engineering for Cohesity India.

The company emerged recently from stealth mode with COHESITY$70 million in venture funding, which it is using to create an infinitely scalable data storage solution that converges all secondary storage workflows for data protection, development, and analytics onto a single, intelligent platform.

Cohesity closed a Series A round of $15 million led by Sequoia Capital and Wing Venture Capital in late 2013, followed up last month by a $55 million Series B investment round led by ARTIS Ventures and Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture investment group, Qualcomm Ventures, with additional investment from Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Google Ventures, and Trinity Ventures.

The company believes that the Cohesity Data Platform will eliminate the current fragmentation and data sprawl in secondary storage by leveraging a Google-like, web-scale architecture to converge these data silos for data protection, development, and analytics onto a single, intelligent platform that empowers businesses to simultaneously manage, protect, and learn from their data. While purpose-built primary storage make sense for critical production applications, Cohesity’s solution is designed to help businesses realize enormous efficiencies across secondary storage by alleviating the costly management overhead of using separate products and eliminating redundant data copies across these silos.

Cohesity India Head, Apurv Gupta elaborates, “In addition to the engineering talent pool, India’s enterprise storage Market has rapidly grown over the past decade and is ripe for disruption. Cohesity’s converged approach will simplify manageability and dramatically improve insight into the data being stored. We see huge potential for Cohesity in this geography and I’m excited to be leading this effort as we ramp our presence here.”

“After converging compute and storage at Nutanix for virtualized applications in the primary storage landscape, I still felt that there was a lot of fragmentation and overspend where the larger bulk of the data sits — in secondary storage,” Aron said.

“Point solutions like data deduplication, copy data management and integrated backup appliances act as Band-Aids, but only by bringing the data together in one place can customers manage it truly efficiently and start to derive valuable business insight from this dark data. Secondary storage makes up over 80 percent of an organization’s data — it’s where the majority of data goes to die today, so it’s exactly the right place to run data analytics, transforming the value of this previously passive data.”


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