Cohesity Fiscal 2021 Results Shatter Previous Performance Records


Cohesity has announced record-breaking fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 results, ending on July 31, 2021.

Cohesity saw a large increase in the number of Fortune 500 companies embracing its technology. Cohesity also delivered results that further emphasise the success of the company’s subscription-based software model.

“Our record-breaking results underscore the tremendous value our unique next-gen data management platform offers our customers,” said Mohit Aron, CEO and founder, Cohesity. “More businesses than ever trust Cohesity to manage their data in a world in which ransomware attacks are soaring, hybrid cloud is the norm, and the need to derive value from data has never been greater.”


  • Strong subscription business: Cohesity’s annualized revenue run rate surpassed $300 million in the most recent quarter. The company also achieved more than a 70% increase YoY in annual recurring revenue (July 31, 2021 over July 31, 2020).
  •  Strong net expansion rate: Cohesity’s net expansion rate — or the rate of expansion net of churn from existing customers over the last year — continues to exceed 130% as of July 31, 2021, a benchmark for leading subscription/SaaS companies. This means that ARR from Cohesity’s existing customer set grew more than 30% over the last 12 months.
  • Rapid customer growth globally: Cohesity saw a 40% increase YoY (July 31, 2021 over July 31, 2020) in the number of customers doing business with the company, with rapid adoption in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific regions. Cohesity’s customer count is now approximately 2,600.
  • Rapid adoption among the Fortune 500: As of the end of Q4, nearly 25% of the Fortune 500 do business with Cohesity, an increase of more than 35% YoY (July 31, 2021 over July 31, 2020). Cohesity customers include four of the Fortune top 10 as well as three of the top ten U.S. banks* and three of the top five U.S. health insurers.**

“In Q4, we had our biggest day, week, month, and quarter, all resulting in our biggest year,” said Robert O’Donovan, chief financial officer, Cohesity. “From rapidly increasing ARR, to an outstanding net expansion rate, to strong customer growth — including impressive gains in the Fortune 500, the company is firing on all cylinders and breaking records at every turn.”

“Our data has never been more important to the success of our business — on the field and off — which is why we rely on Cohesity’s next-gen data management solutions,” said Bill Schlough, senior vice president and chief information officer, San Francisco Giants. “We believe Cohesity’s platform approach, which offers simplicity at scale and security that is designed for the cloud era, is truly unique in the industry. Not only is it far easier to deploy and manage, but it gives us peace of mind knowing our data is backed up, protected, and easily recoverable in this ransomware era.”

“Cohesity offers a next-gen approach to data management by consolidating data and apps onto a single platform called Helios designed for simple management through a single UI,” said Phil Goodwin, research vice president, IDC. “Cohesity is aiming to provide a consolidated data management platform across the enterprise, including data centres, cloud, and edge. This could offer many advantages for eliminating data silos when compared to the effort of managing numerous environment-specific tools.”


Over the past 12 months, Cohesity has expanded its Board of Directors and Cohesity Advisors:

  • Kimberly Hammonds: Hammonds, Cohesity’s newest board member, was previously the group chief operating officer of Deutsche Bank AG, where she was the third female in the company’s 150-year history to serve on the management board. She is a former group chief information officer for the Boeing Company, and advises multiple private technology companies, including Zoom, UiPath, Tenable, and Box.
  • Robin Matlock: Matlock joined Cohesity’s board in January. She was most recently chief marketing officer at VMware. During her 11 years at VMware, she helped shape the company’s business and go to market strategy and played a key role in scaling the company’s revenues from US $2 billion to US $11 billion. Prior to that, she held senior marketing roles at Imperva and McAfee.
  • Bask Iyer: Iyer recently became a Cohesity Advisor. He served as chief information and digital transformation officer for VMware and has more than 30 years of experience executing and driving change at Fortune 100 manufacturing and high-tech companies, including SaaS transformations.

*Based on data from the Federal Reserve Statistical Release

**Based on data from Statistica