Cohesity DataProtect Review

Backups are quick and painless to set up

What is our primary use case?

Replacing our old disk-based backup system with a modern hyperconverged solution. Also, we are saving valuable datacenter rack space, which is critical as we evaluate co-location options.

How has it helped my organization?

Administratively, my staff is relieved at the ease of management and ongoing administration with Cohesity. Backups are quick and painless to set up.

What is most valuable?

  • Integration with VMware
  • We are looking forward to the next release, so we can take advantage of the AHV backup for our Nutanix environment.

What needs improvement?

  • I thought physical RDM's were supported, but apparently that is not the case. 
  • The rack mounting instructions did not appear to be correct, but we were able to overcome it.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not had to call them yet, but we have heard great things.

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

We used a previous solution. We switched because the ongoing maintenance costs were growing astronomically, and it was not really built for the virtual datacenter environment.

How was the initial setup?

Super easy!

What about the implementation team?

Vendor team and in-house team together. Our Sales Engineer was awesome.

What was our ROI?

Unsure at this time.

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

Ensure that you understand the per TB licensing model. Also, Exchange backups are not native to Cohesity and require Kroll.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Rubrik, Commvault, and Veeam.

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