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Systems Administrator at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 18 2018

What is most valuable?

SQL backup and recovery is our favorite feature. We use it for test and dev as well, so we can run test scripts on production data. We also like that we can use production data to run intensive reports that would otherwise bog down the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Instead of four different solutions for protecting VMs, physical servers, SQL, and NAS, we now have one solution with Cohesity that is lightning fast and has amazing features.

What needs improvement?

I can't wait for native bare metal recovery. It would also be great to add SQL Object Level restore, so user objects, tables, etc. can be restored without having to restore the entire DB.
Real User
User at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 15 2017

What is most valuable?

* It just works. * Backup times are very fast. * The UI makes sense, it is responsive, and it is easy to setup jobs. * The ability to add nodes on the fly to increase storage needs is invaluable. * You get a product engineer to set up the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Because of the excellent data reduction, we are able to back up all of our systems for the first time and use less space than our old backup appliance. * We always have current backups; our old system would sometimes take days to back up... more»

What needs improvement?

* Cannot exclude certain drives from VMs. * Cannot back up just directories. * You have to reboot physical servers after installing the backup agent BUT this is because of the CBT driver that it installs. I totally understand the need, but I... more»
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User
Lead Storage Administrator with 10,001+ employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

Converged system. It makes much more sense to have the backup server running on the same hardware as the storage for backup and recovery. This reduces the complexity of the environment and ensures that it just works.

How has it helped my organization?

Cohesity will reduce the complexity of our backup and recovery system. Our current system requires us to set up and maintain many proxy servers to facilitate the backups. Cohesity does not need this and out performs our current system.

What needs improvement?

Add the ability to delete View Boxes and External Targets in the GUI. Currently, once you setup a View Box or External Target, there is no way to remove them (if you set these up for testing, for instance).
User
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company
Feb 27 2018

What do you think of Cohesity?

Primary Use Case It is used to backup our VM environment plus the few physical servers we still have.  It is also used to replicate our backups offsite. We have used it several times to spin up a test environment. Cohesity makes it easy to test backups to ensure that they are valid. • Improvements to My Organization It has allowed us to focus on other aspects in IT. No longer does it take several hours to backup a VM or troubleshoot a backup issue. • Valuable Features The dashboard is very easy to use.  It is also very easy to determine which VMs are being backed up and which ones aren't. This is helpful to make sure nothing is being missed. • Room for Improvement We are waiting on the AIX agent to be released. We are also waiting for SQL Clustering to go from...
Real User
Director of Information Systems at a healthcare company
Mar 04 2018

What do you think of Cohesity?

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. • Improvements to 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. • Valuable Features Integration with VMware We are looking forward to the next release, so we can take advantage of the AHV backup for our Nutanix environment. • Room for Improvement Physical RDMs on virtual machines could be a bit easier to configure and plan out.  The rack mounting instructions did not appear to be correct, but we were able to overcome it. • Use of Solution Still...
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What is Cohesity?

Distributed scale-out platform: Replace individual storage appliances with a web-scale platform. Ensure high-availability, pay as you grow by scaling performance and capacity linearly, and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades.

Hyperconverged nodes: Bring compute to your data instead of moving copies of data to the compute. Run secondary data workflows including data protection, test / dev and analytics directly on the Cohesity platform. Accelerate IO performance with SSD caching.

Support for backups, files and test / dev copies: Consolidate your secondary data on the Cohesity platform with support for NFS and SMB interfaces. Consolidate backups, files, and test / dev copies.

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