We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"One of the most valuable features is the restore functionality that they offer."
"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."
"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."
"Its most valuable feature is its ransomware protection, so it has immutable backups."
"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 SQL Backup and Restore is very easy."
"Cohesity's web-scale architecture enables us to scale up as needed."
"The initial setup was very easy."
"I think that the scalability is very good. We can't compare it."
"For virtualization it's perfect."
"Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer."
"It's fairly easy to manage and set up."
"It is way easier to take backup with Veeam Backup & Replication than the regular ones."
"I know it's not exactly a feature, but I accept it works and it's easy to use. With the Veeam Backup & Replication, we have no problems in managing restore. Obviously, the most important thing about backup software. I used to say that every backup software can make backups, but only good ones can make a restore."
"The backup and replication capabilities are quite good."
"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."
"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."
"The support team sometimes takes a long time to resolve issues, although, in our experience, these have been specific things like SQL blobs."
"Better support for legacy platforms would be nice, but we should be moving off those anyway."
"We have Oracle databases running on Linux servers in our environment and we have found the Oracle backups were quite complex to setup."
"The error handling could be improved."
"There is limited support for legacy systems, which is something that could be improved."
"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."
"Device backup could be improved."
"They can improve the features and Veeam Enterprise Manager. The interface and features are kind of limited. It would be good if they can provide more features and a better interface. For example, if I want to provide certain users with the privilege to back up and restore and do day-to-day tasks, I cannot do it in the current version. It is like you either give everything to everyone or no user can have access to anything. In version 9, a lot of features were missing, and it wasn't clear. Version 10 is easier from the communication perspective, and the disk backup option is very clear."
"I like the Acronis backup solutions on the block-based part of backups or snapshots. That's a nice functionality that Veeam doesn't have."
"If a single file is corrupt then the restoration of the entire backup will fail."
"The ability to do more backups should be addressed."
"The patching can be quite difficult at times."
"One challenge that we have encountered was on the long-term retention of data. Be sure to look into a dedicated deduplication appliance."
"Multithreading of health check process: This can take too much time to process on large jobs and/or large VMs."
"With respect to pricing, make sure that you look at both Rubrik and Cohesity as they are very similar and are quite competitive."
"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."
"The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik."
"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."
"I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years."
"My advice is to always negotiate for better pricing."
"Sizing is important and it is easy to overestimate."
"The pricing model is impressive and very effective."
"Its software solution has a fee."
"We pay on an annual basis. We pay roughly $12,000 for our software subscription."
"This is not an expensive solution. It's on the cheaper side."
"We pay yearly licensing fees for Veeam in our data centers where we're using disaster recovery and replication between our many solutions, especially cloud solutions. From the beginning, we've done our licensing from a separate channel through our data center team in Seattle."
"The price of this product is very good."
"The licensing is the worst part of Veeam Backup Replication because for the more complex situations and it's quite difficult and complex. In particular, when mixing different requirements the licensing model is complex. For example, mixing a virtual machine backup and a file server backup in the same installation can be somewhat difficult and is expensive."
"There is a license required for this solution and the price is a bit expensive but it depends on the environment that you have on how much it will cost."
"My understanding is that it is a fairly small price point."
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.
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Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 23 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 88 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 9.2, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Reliable, affordable and user friendly". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup and Zerto, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Rubrik, Nakivo, Commvault, Acronis Backup and Veritas NetBackup. See our Cohesity DataProtect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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