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The storage start-up Cohesity has announced the acquisition of Imanis Data, a provider of backup software for databases. It’s the first acquisition of Cohesity, reports Silicon Angle. Financial details about the purchase are not known.

Only a year ago, Cohesity secured an investment of 250 million dollars from a group of financiers led by Softbank’s Vision Fund. Imanis Data has been in existence for six years now and was able to raise more than 27 million dollars in funding. The startup also has several customers from the Fortune 500. The takeover will therefore not have been cheap, although specific prices have not been mentioned.

The two companies work in similar areas. Cohesity sells a software platform, DataPlatform, to manage secondary data. Secondary data are data that play an important role in the operations of a company, but are not regularly needed in use. In order to prevent this data from causing inconvenience because it is everywhere in the network, it is better to store it somewhere else.

Cohesity’s software, including the DataPlatform, has been available on Cisco HyperFlex and UCS hardware applications for both existing and new users since March. This gives end users of Hyper-Converged systems the ability to consolidate their primary and secondary data silos on HyperFlex and UCS systems.


Imanis Data in turn offers software that allows companies to back up the information they store within NoSQL databases as MongoDB.

After the acquisition, Cohesity wants to integrate the technology of Imanis Data into its own platform. The software must complement the existing backup capabilities it offers for traditional databases such as Oracle Database and Microsoft SQL Server. In addition, the technology of Imanis Data also works with Hadoop, which opens up a new use case for Cohesity.

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