I'm going to be honest. I've more or less ignored Cohesity. I've categorized the platform as a scaleout Data Domain. In a TechRepublic blog post, I wrote about how to use Cohesity as a replacement target for backup. Interesting to a point. My friend and former Principal VMware Architect Rawlinson Rivera announced he was leaving VMware's Office of the CTO for Cohesity.
Rawlinson is now the Global Field CTO for Cohesity. If not the face of vSAN, Rawlinson birthed CaptainVSAN. I've had him on the podcast before talking about the enterprise mission critical features of VSAN.
To be honest, I've written Cohesity and the market off as just another set of backup focused solutions. Rawlinson has the reputation of bringing to birth compelling technologies and a proven product evangelist. I wanted to know what in Cohesity the company and market clawed him away from VMware. That's today's conversation.