Cohesity launches Data Protect-as-a-Service in Canada in the service’s first expansion outside the U.S.

The service, part of a Data Management-as-a-Service portfolio implemented in collaboration with AWS on the AWS platform, is now available in the AWS Canada Central region.

Today, Cohesity is announcing the general availability of DataProtect delivered as a Service to the Canadian market. The Backup as a Service [BaaS] offering is now available through the AWS [Amazon Web Services] Canada Central region. This is the first expansion of the service outside the U.S. since it was launched in December.

Cohesity DataProtect delivered as a Service is the first offering through the comprehensive Data Management as-a-Service [DMaaS] solution that is the result of a strategic collaboration between Cohesity AWS which was announced last October. The collaboration also made AWS Cohesity’s preferred cloud provider for DMaaS, and Amazon made an equity investment in Cohesity.

“It is now available through channel resellers as well as through the AWS Marketplace,” said Doug Ko, Director, Product Marketing, Cloud Products and Solutions, at Cohesity. “We expect that the majority of sales will be through the distribution channel in Canada.”

Cohesity is confident that Canada will be a strong market for both this BaaS service and the other DMaaS services to follow.

“Cohesity has a good presence in Canada, including three of the top five banks, and we aren’t just being used as point products there,” Ko said. “The U.S. is an early adopter, but we think that Canada is not far behind. This is the first market outside the U.S. we are entering with our BaaS, and we wouldn’t have done that if we didn’t think that the market prospects are good.”

“Making data management services available on local soil speaks volumes to Cohesity’s commitment to protecting and securing data for Canadian customers,” said François Lepage, cybersecurity and infrastructure manager, at The Master Group, a large HVAC distributor based in the Greater Toronto Area. “DataProtect delivered as a Service allows us to rapidly activate backup in the cloud while allowing us to integrate with our Cohesity software utilized on-premises giving us global visibility into our hybrid cloud data.”

“What Francois found that was super compelling was the ability to integrate backup as a service with a single pane of glass for their many branch offices,” Ko indicated. “The ability to process data and have it processed in country is important for performance reasons as well as compliance ones.”

Cohesity’s technology focuses on consolidating everything on one platform, regardless if it is on-prem, or a self-managed, or a DMaaS service.

“It’s built with the same software as our on-prem and self-managed deployments,” Ko said.

Pricing for the BaaS service in Canada is $USD 150 per TB per month, with a note of emphasis that that is U.S. dollar pricing, not Canadian.

Look for Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service to be the next DMaaS service available on the AWS platform. It was already preannounced in December.

“It will be coming soon, but there is no exact date yet,” Ko said.

After that, it’s a mystery. Ko made it even more mysterious by saying that Cohesity might well bring out a service that hasn’t already been available from Cohesity.

“We might be announcing something that is a cloud-first product,” he noted.