We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality."
"It is easy to schedule backups."
"We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it."
"It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it."
"The initial setup was very easy."
"The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data."
"Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe."
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is easy to create a backup by using Azure Backup. It also has a good user interface and nice features for sending notifications when any backup fails or there is a change in the status of virtual machines."
"The solution is stable."
"The restores are easy to do and have made it so that we can incorporate restores into our troubleshooting processes."
"The most valuable features are the rapid VM restores and the ability to quickly find files and download them directly to my desktop so that I can put them where I need them to be."
"The system automatically takes down the nodes one at a time and performs the upgrade and brings the node back up before proceeding to the next. Upgrades can now be done at any time with a high level of confidence."
"One of the most valuable features is the restore functionality that they offer."
"Cohesity's web-scale architecture enables us to scale up as needed."
"The product is easy to put in place. All backups are done very quickly. It's easy to perform restores. What I prefer in the product is its simplicity. There are no useless settings to define, and everything is ready after the initial setup."
"The ease of use and the GUI have really been most valuable to us. Configuring the system to do what we need is simple and straight forward and a lot of guesswork has been removed. One of my favorite features with Cohesity is Kroll for Exchange item-level recovery. The software is simple to use and fast."
"Technical support is in need of improvement."
"The compression ratio of the backup data should be improved."
"I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services."
"We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened."
"To make it a ten, it should have the ability to extend the retention and to perform a copy of the data outside of the subscription - with no additional costs."
"On-prem can be complex to set up but the cloud is simple."
"The monitoring and tagging features could be improved."
"The solution is quite technical. I wouldn't describe it as user friendly. It could be simplified a lot to make it more accessible to the average user."
"Many of the reports are basic, at most, and at times we had to open a support ticket to help find or develop a report for our needs."
"We would like it to have more capabilities for different kinds of PaaS or SaaS services in the Azure cloud, such as Azure SQL or Azure Cosmos DB."
"Better documentation is needed because the lack of information has necessitated having our team depend more heavily on Cohesity support."
"We would love to see direct compatibility with HPE Simplivity, which we also leverage."
"I would like to see the management of multiple nodes inside a tenant. If you want to manage a Cohesity environment, you either go on a per-node base, and you can hop from one node to the other, or you need to implement their SaaS capability but it always needs an internet connection. We would really like to have some kind of local management entity so that we can see all the Cohesity nodes in a customer environment and manage those nodes centrally. That's something that we would really like, and they are really working on it."
"The support team sometimes takes a long time to resolve issues, although, in our experience, these have been specific things like SQL blobs."
"I'd like to be able to pause a backup while it's running and have it resume when I tell it to resume."
"We have had our share of minor bugs over the past two years and a few bigger ones."
"Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
"The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
"We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
"Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
"The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
"This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
"It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
"Pricing, setup costs, etc. are pretty typical. The initial cost for Cohesity was less than other products the we evaluated. Cohesity's pricing does offer benefits as DR target costs are less than other solutions. You are not charged for DataProtect licensing for target DR data consumption."
"It has reasonable pricing, and we know they can give discounts. If you look at the primary pricing or the list pricing, it conforms to the market pricing, but you have to have a discount on it. Otherwise, it is way too expensive."
"Sizing is important and it is easy to overestimate."
"With respect to pricing, make sure that you look at both Rubrik and Cohesity as they are very similar and are quite competitive."
"The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik."
"My advice is to always negotiate for better pricing."
"I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years."
"The pricing model is impressive and very effective."
Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.
Distributed scale-out platform: Replace individual storage appliances with a web-scale platform. Ensure high-availability, pay as you grow by scaling performance and capacity linearly, and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades.
Hyperconverged nodes: Bring compute to your data instead of moving copies of data to the compute. Run secondary data workflows including data protection, test / dev and analytics directly on the Cohesity platform. Accelerate IO performance with SSD caching.
Support for backups, files and test / dev copies: Consolidate your secondary data on the Cohesity platform with support for NFS and SMB interfaces. Consolidate backups, files, and test / dev copies.
Azure Backup is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 23 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.8, while Cohesity DataProtect is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC NetWorker and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Azure Backup vs. Cohesity DataProtect report.
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