Cohesity DataProtect Review

Can clone a virtual server in only minutes

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use it for data recovery and backups. We use VMware vSphere for our virtualization, and they fit together seamlessly.

How has it helped my organization?

It has mainly given us peace of mind knowing that our backups are going to work, and we will be able to easily restore our data, if needed.

What is most valuable?

The file/folder search feature is great. I also love the ability to clone a virtual server in only minutes.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see Cohesity have the ability to do a file level restore from a Windows server, which is storing data on dynamic disk.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not needed to scale over one box.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer support is great.

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

We used EMC NetWorker with Data Domain.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was fairly simple.

What about the implementation team?

The vendor was there every step of the way to make sure the implementation was successful.

What was our ROI?

We are not sure yet.

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

Cohesity comes with the software and storage/hardware together.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Veeam.

What other advice do I have?

It is a great product. I recommend it.

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