Cohesity DataProtect Review

It offers an easy, quick backup and restore of files and VMs. Also, the "Google-like " search for files is awesome.


What is our primary use case?

  • VM backup and restore¬†
  • Physical server backup and restore
  • File restoring
  • Cloning of VMs for test and dev
  • File sharing, like NFS

How has it helped my organization?

Old backup solution: Full restore of mission critical systems took around one day.

Cohesity does this process in under one hour.

What is most valuable?

It offers an easy, quick backup and restore of files and VMs. Also, the "Google-like " search for files is awesome.

The administration of the Cohesity is easy.

What needs improvement?

Replication between two clusters should be included in the next few releases. There are many features which will be added in the next few releases.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is awesome. They are very fast, competent and friendly.

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

Yes IBM TSM. We switched because of licence costs and the old fashioned style of making backups in the virtual environment with an agent-based tool.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward and easy.

What about the implementation team?

It was done by a vendor team with great Skills

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Veeam and VMware VDP.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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