Cohesity has yen for Japanese business

Cohesity has recruited Networld, a local IT distributor, to take it into the Japanese market.

The hyperconverged secondary storage vendor talks of an enormous opportunity in the world’s third largest economy and it can easily afford the expansion. This comes fresh on the back of a $250m funding round in July. At the time it said it would use the funds for large-scale global expansion.

Networld will recruit and train resellers to sell and support Cohesity’s products with help from Cohesity marketing and support teams in Japan. 

Cohesity says the Networld partnership has already bagged a new customer, namely SoftBank Corporation.  Softbank hired Networld to use Cohesity for VMware backup and to support previously unprotected applications without affecting production workloads.

Cohesity’s July funding round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund, a part of Softbank. This may also helped to jumpstart the new customer relationship.