We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"After linking a cloud subscription, like Azure for example (AWS and Google are also supported), you can "spin" a VM onto the cloud from any backup snapshot."
"The enterprise search and instant restore are pretty valuable. Also, the Helios stuff is pretty good and the SAS engine for ransom malware detection."
"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."
"Cohesity is extremely easy to use and intuitive."
"One of the most valuable features is the restore functionality that they offer."
"With the ability to stage an entire lifecycle through versioning, integrated with AWS, it has made it possible to protect our corporation from end to end."
"We are happy with the support provided by Cohesity for the issues we've come across."
"The features that I have found most valuable with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are its deduplication feature and its DD Boost protocol for fast transfer, which is amazing."
"The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster."
"Good starting capacity and scalability."
"I find the data to be most valuable."
"The most valuable feature is the performance because you can back up data really quickly."
"The feature that I have found most useful is its data duplication."
"It works within backup windows and has got good deduplication."
"The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability."
"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 GUI is in need of improvement."
"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."
"Better support for legacy platforms would be nice, but we should be moving off those anyway."
"In terms of what could be improved, it just needs some maturity."
"Cohesity cluster upgrades have not been as easy as a single button click. They are a manual process that requires upgrading each node into a cluster individually."
"Cohesity DataProtect can improve in the area of databases. We have had some challenges with both Cohesity and Rubrik being able to effectively back up in a timely manner the SQL Oracle workloads."
"There is limited support for legacy systems, which is something that could be improved."
"The size and scale of the product are limited and could be improved."
"I would like to see better integration and support for backing up to cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud."
"It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection."
"Its management can be improved."
"When you use Data Domain, you have to have at least 20% free space so it can work properly. Sometimes we struggle with that, because we wanted to use all the free space, but then Data Domain becomes really slow. I understand that 20% is needed to process all the data, and doing the duplication and compression and all that, but it would be a big improvement if they did not require that 20%, because it is just too much to have available."
"I would like to see integration with public cloud."
"They still have hardware different from the software."
"The price could be improved."
"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."
"My advice is to always negotiate for better pricing."
"I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years."
"With respect to pricing, make sure that you look at both Rubrik and Cohesity as they are very similar and are quite competitive."
"The pricing model is impressive and very effective."
"The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik."
"The price is on the high side."
"It could be more competitively priced. Its licensing was for five years. Obviously, the support will get renewed at some stage, but that's it."
"Its price is reasonable."
"Becoming more expensive."
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.
Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 23 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 12 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 9.2, while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Very scalable, integrates well with other solutions, and has good security". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup and Zerto, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and NetApp FAS Series.
We monitor all Backup and Recovery Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.