Cohesity DataProtect Review

AWS integration and lifecycle versioning has helped protect our organization from end-to-end


What is our primary use case?

We use this product for the enterprise data life cycle and data retention.

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What is most valuable?

Integration with AWS has been invaluable to us. To have one platform that can leverage a cloud platform, as well as on-premises, has given us a full solution.

What needs improvement?

Technical support being outsourced is a downside but not different from every one of Cohesity's competitors. I was an early adopter when technical support was with actual developers and engineers, and not technical support staff. So, you can understand my point of view.   

Features I would like to see include a more visible data lifecycle monitoring tab, and an easier to read backup status dashboard. For example, I would lie to be able to see the status of all VMs for all jobs without drilling into each one.

Chat customer/technical support would also be great.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cohesity DataProtect for three years.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've used many different solutions including Veeam and Rubrik.

We switched because the return on investment was much greater with Cohesity.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

My advice for anybody who is considering this solution is to have a high-level understanding from your engineers before committing to a package. Cloud integration is a must. Do not pass up the licenses even if you are not currently using them.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Veeam and Rubrik were both evaluated and turned down.

We did not choose Veeam because the technical complexity was just not there to give us a full solution. Rubrik was passed over, due to the price. 

What other advice do I have?

In my opinion, Cohesity is the way to go, with no doubt.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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