Cohesity Helios Mobile App Brings Mission Critical Dashboard To Your Fingertips

Date : 16-Apr-2020
Location: Kuala Lumpur

Key Takeaways:
  • Cohesity today announced a mobile app that gives busy IT staff a simple way to manage all of their Cohesity clusters right from the palm of their hand.
  • The Cohesity Helios mobile app empowers IT staff to monitor the health and performance of their Cohesity infrastructure, easily manage support cases, and get alerts about anomalies, including potential ransomware attacks to their production environment, while on the go.
  • Vineet Abraham, senior vice president of products and engineering, Cohesity,said,in today’s always-on business environment, companies need the ability to respond quickly to critical data issues at any time, from any location.
  • Michael Graff, senior manager and infrastructure architect, Dolby Laboratories, said, the mobile app doesn't limit to monitoring and dashboard benefits, automation is also the selling point.
  • Craig Manahan, senior practice manager, modern data center, RoundTower,said, busy IT professionals who are on the go 24/7 and the mobile app offers work tool to level that requirement.

  • Key capabilities include:
    • Dashboard: Check on the overall health of a data cluster; see the available storage capacity; have visibility into the organization’s top protected data sources, including VMs, applications, and databases.
    • Clusters: See a comprehensive list of all registered clusters with details like software version, storage, throughput, and input/output operations per second (IOPS).
    • Alerts: Review all active alerts from the last 24 hours. For example, review how clusters are performing, or check on the status of a job.
    • Cases: Get a list of all support cases with their activity details.
  • The mobile app leverages machine learning-based anomaly detection that is built into the Helios SaaS solution to discover potential ransomware attacks in an IT production environment. Helios triggers an alert when the primary data-change rate is out of the norm, indicating potential data encryption activity. Anomalies will be detected based on matching any significant data changes against the normal patterns, including:
    • Daily change rate on logical data
    • Daily change rate on stored data
    • Historical data ingest rate
    • Entropy (randomness of data)
  • It is available on both iOS and Android platforms.
Cohesity Helios mobile app

  • With the mobile app, IT can take Cohesity Helios on the go. Cohesity Helios is a SaaS-based data management offering that empowers customers to see, manage, and take action on their data and applications globally, whether in the data center, in the cloud, or at the edge.
  • Visibility and early detection are crucial to repel or mitigate ransomware attacks. Cohesity provides strong protection against ransomware for backup data with snapshot immutability. This prevents a “gold” copy of data from being modified by any application or individual. Cohesity also provides DataLock (WORM) and multi-factor authentication. And, in the event that an attack successfully impacts production data, organizations can rely on Cohesity to reduce downtime by restoring at scale.
  • The app received 4.6 out of 5 reviews on leading app marketplaces from both iOS and Android device users.
Editor's comments:
  • On the surface, Cohesity Helios is SaaS-based Application Management that is capable of global scale.
  • Application management means it helps to monitor software and hardware anomalies. In other words, it helps to monitor enterprise applications running on servers to minimise downtime and to empower disaster recovery and to support automation.
  • Global scale means it can operate anywhere, both in legacy servers and in the cloud (hybrid cloud and multicloud).