Intelligent Data Centres Issue 32 | Page 37

than more conventional solutions and was therefore the ideal platform for SCC ’ s file service solution .
This installation was deployed across two sites and designed to have the immediate effect of increasing general NAS file access speeds , supporting workload sharing and improving file access times . In addition , the deployment was an interim measure on the road to moving on-premises storage to cloud , which serves the organisation now and future-proofs its investment with the introduction of the all-flash node into the cloud-based backup cluster later .
The increasing prevalence of ransomware targeting government agency data was another key reason SCC chose Cohesity . As part of the comprehensive data management platform , Cohesity features robust data defence capabilities such as immutable backups supporting ransomware protection , deterrence and recovery .
Across both initiatives , Mason and Fox were pleased with the dedication and care demonstrated by the Cohesity team , from pre-sales through implementation and beyond . Mason explained that this was a key factor in the decision to purchase the Cohesity all-flash solution .
“ We work with a lot of external technical providers on quite large , quite complex
Simon Mason , Head of Design and Platforms , Suffolk County Council
solutions and this was one of the most positive experiences we have had ,” said Mason . “ Our pre-sales contact was very knowledgeable and made himself available for detailed discussions to provide technical expertise . The engineer assigned for implementation of the backup and restore solution was www . intelligentdatacentres . com