Cohesity DataProtect Review

We used to use NetBackup. We are tired of using tapes and Cohesity has the features that we're interested in.


What is our primary use case?

We were backing up about 160 TB to tape per week. We are still moving over to Cohesity, however, we will not have the need to have the hardware related to tapes next year. Also, the money we spend on new versions of tapes is not going towards more clusters. In Cohesity, my backups are running faster and I have more frequent crash consistent data. 

How has it helped my organization?

Cohesity will save us money, time, and manpower. We will have quick redundancy to AWS for our Cohesity node. I am new to backups and I have been able to quickly learn the basics in the tool. 

What is most valuable?

This tool is very straightforward and clean. The menus are not over complicated or cluttered. I have very little experience with backups, but Cohesity has made it simple to learn the basics. There are also more complex integrations and programming that can be done if desired.

What needs improvement?

Cohesity is working on this, however, I would like to see a more expanded KB section. They have created a few videos also, more would be great. Their documentation is also currently being expanded.

For how long have I used the solution?

Still implementing.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We chose to go bleeding edge with the 6.0.0a release. We have encountered a few cluster crashes because of indexing on XFS file systems this should be fixed in 6.1.0

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Not yet. 

How are customer service and technical support?

So far support has been amazing. 

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

We used NetBackup. We are tired of using tapes and Cohesity has the features that we're interested in.

How was the initial setup?

With the help of our local tech, the setup was quite easy. 

What about the implementation team?

We used our local Cohesity sales and tech team. 

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

During your implementation stage, make sure you have a good Cohesity rep. Ours had completed over 200 implementations. He was very knowledgeable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Rubrik was the main tool we looked at. 

What other advice do I have?

At this time I don't, as I learn more I will update my review. 

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

6.0.0
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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