Cohesity SpanFS Overview

What is Cohesity SpanFS?

Designed to combine the best of enterprise and cloud stacks, SpanFS exposes industry-standard, globally distributed NFS, SMB and S3 interfaces.

The IO Engine detects random vs. sequential IO profiles, splits the data into chunks, performs deduplication and directs to the most appropriate storage tier.

SpanFS also includes a new Metadata Store based on a consistent, distributed, NoSQL store for fast operations at scale.

SnapTreeĀ® provides a distributed meta data structure based on B+ tree concepts. It supports unlimited, frequent snapshots with no performance degradation.

Cohesity SpanFS is also known as SpanFS.

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Cohesity SpanFS pricing:
  • "I won't talk about specific numbers, but it is a little hard to compare it to other products out there because there is nobody out there that does exactly what they do. If you are just comparing it to another NAS box, it is probably going to look higher, but that's an unfair comparison because it does things that a NAS box can't do."

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Chief Technology Officer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Top 5Leaderboard
Dec 25, 2020
An integrated solution with good snapshot capabilities, stability, and scalability

What is our primary use case?

It is used as a storage repository for SQL backups, and we also do some S3 repositories.

Pros and Cons

  • "It has snapshot capabilities. We take advantage of those."
  • "Its read performance can be improved. It is just slow in comparison to other file systems, but a lot of it also has to do with the fact that they have a limited number of spindles under each node."

What other advice do I have?

SpanFS is Cohesity. It is not a separate product. SpanFS is DataPlatform. I would recommend Cohesity to anybody. There is a constant chain of feature releases and capabilities that they're adding on a regular basis. I would recommend Cohesity SpanFS an eight out of ten.