Cohesity DataProtect Review

Searching data in VMs for restore and downloading specific files

What is our primary use case?

Backing up virtual machines on our public and private IaaS platforms. It is also used as an NFS shared secondary storage to virtual machines.

How has it helped my organization?

We got rid of not being able to scale our storage, having to constantly add new storage and use windows as a repository doesn't scale above 2TB.

What is most valuable?

  • Scale-out
  • Test and dev
  • Directly spinning data
  • Searching data in VMs for restore and downloading specific files.

What needs improvement?

Support is good, but some functions are added pretty late, like vCloud Director support. This could speed up adoption for service providers.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We've had no downtime in the time it's been used. Some minor issues that we do get are resolved really quickly with support.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scale-out capabilities are great.

How are customer service and technical support?

They are a great help on performance issues and minor bugs.

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

Veeam, we came upon Cohesity while searching for scale-out storage.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, it's almost plug and play.

What about the implementation team?

In-house, we're a service provider.

What was our ROI?

We resell the product.

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

The nice thing is there is no further licensing when you purchase the system. All is integrated.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

What other advice do I have?

Take it a go, I think you'll love it.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller.
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