Cohesity DataProtect Benefits

reviewer1280316
Sr. Infrastructure Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
I would say one of the most impressive features of Cohesity is the ease of implementation. During our Proof of Concept, I had the virtual edition set up in our VMware environment, licensed, and backing up virtual machines within an hour. When we installed the physical nodes as part of the production implementation, the longest part of that process was unboxing, racking, and cabling the hardware. Bringing up the cluster was dead simple and having done the Proof of Concept previously, I was able to get all of my sources added very quickly. Cohesity is extremely easy to use and intuitive. I have done a couple of demos of the product to my team and they are all very impressed with the GUI and how it works. The indexing/searchability that Cohesity provides has also been a huge hit! View full review »
reviewer1276815
Network Administration Supervisor at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
The change has been night and day. Our backups have gotten MUCH faster and MUCH simpler. Our weekend full-backups were taking close to 48 hours to write to LTO8 tape. We are capturing a full backup nightly now in under three hours for all of our VMware and NAS data. We are able to replicate that data to our colocation facility seamlessly. The storage features have been easy to use right out of the box. We have been able to provision "copies" of our legacy NAS devices into Cohesity for testing purposes in seconds. Speed is substantially faster than our legacy devices, even with Cohesity's lowest tier of storage. View full review »
Jay Stelmach
Adjunct Professor at Southern New Hampshire University
This product has allowed us to finally remove tapes from our environment. Prior to this, our service desk would waste two to three hours a week swapping tapes and then an additional five to six hours each month shuffling the tapes all over the place. All that time has been recovered. For the admins/engineers, we would spend ten hours a week trying to keep our old backup system running properly, and that includes needing to be up at 1-3 AM when their "follow the sun" tech support would return your call from 10 AM (with a two hour SLA). It also has allowed me to stop focusing on fixing the backups daily and I can trust that they will run reliably. View full review »
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Adam Badorrek
Project Manager in Strategic Resource Management at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Our previous backup solution was unable to be upgraded after several engagements. I was surprised to see how well the Cohesity ( https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/cohesity-reviews ) appliances performed and how easy the setup was. After a couple of hours, the cluster was up, and we were able to take backup of our VMware infrastructure. After that, I tested a few backups and restores, and everything was running smoothly. Our previous backup solution was unable to be upgraded after several engagements. I was surprised to see how well the Cohesity appliances performed and how easy the setup was. After a couple of hours, the cluster was up, and we were able to take backup of our VMware infrastructure. After that, I tested a few backups and restores, and everything was running smoothly. View full review »
JohnBowling
IT Manager - Storage & Backup at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The Cohesity firmware upgrade process was a surprise benefit. We expected ease of setup, policy settings, single management interface, search capabilities, flexible architecture and scalability would be key features to help reduce operational management overhead. But, a nice & unexpected benefit was our ability to quickly upgrade the Cohesity ecosystem. Our legacy systems require coordination between internal personnel as well as the OEM Vendor to complete Firmware\Software upgrades. Dealing with our internal change control process as well as a remote vendor's change control process requires a lot of coordination\communication and typically took 3 months to complete all 100+ systems. With Cohesity, we can centralize a deployment package and automatically schedule upgrades - We can complete system-wide upgrades within a few days. View full review »
Roberto Sciaccaluga
Team Leader at Leonardo
Cohesity has improved our backup architecture. Now everything is simple. Before using this solution there was a master server, media server, repository, dedupe server, cloud server, and a report server. Cohesity is an all in one solution in a hyper-converged way. From three nodes and more, you can have one platform for everything. The storage and compute exist in the HA cluster. No more IT department is required for backup. From four-person teams to general system administration, everything is logical and there are no more difficult concepts. There is no need for training and certification. View full review »
reviewer1036158
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I was surprised to see how well the Cohesity appliances performed and how easy the setup was. After a couple of hours, the cluster was up, and we were able to take backup of our VMware infrastructure. After that, I tested a few backups and restores, and everything was running smoothly. View full review »
reviewer1271712
Infrastructure Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
While we're still new in the implementation, we are excited that we now have a single point of view for all of our backups. As we begin to roll out the virtual nodes to our remote locations, we're looking forward to not having to hassle with tapes anymore as the data will be automatically replicated across multiple locations. The search abilities are very impressive, and we hope to soon start to leverage immutable archiving off to the cloud to replace the tapes. All of this, from a single pane of glass. View full review »
FrancoisLepage
User at Mast
This solution has given us a three-fold performance increase. View full review »
reviewer1183848
User at a media company with 51-200 employees
Backups and restores are much faster and we were able to increase our backup frequency where it made sense to do so in order to have lower RPO. We were also able to move our backup solution off of the fiber channel, which will help with our eventual decommissioning of that portion of our infrastructure. View full review »
Lars Hoidis
System Engineer Client & Server at Swisslos Interkantonale Landeslotterie
In the past, we had a two-node cluster for backups and a second two-node cluster for archiving purposes. We were able to replace these four other systems with a two-node Cohesity cluster solution. The new web-based UI has made administration much more central and a lot easier than it was with the software-based tool for the old systems. View full review »
Jason Stallings
Data Center Technician at nuskin
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. View full review »
Panav D Sharma
Quality Engineer II at Cvent
Cohesity is a cost-effective storage designed for secondary or archival data. It also integrates well with a number of other systems, like VMware, Pure Storage, or AWS with its large array of APIs available to the user. Backing up VMs, indexing data, and restoring data can be lightening fast. At the same time, the data compression and dedupe are robust and the best in this category. View full review »
reviewer958335
User
We no longer need to use tape storage, which saves us many hours of effort managing them. Additionally, we have a very responsive environment for recoveries and test/dev. View full review »
reviewer966867
Infrastructure Engineer
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. View full review »
Derek Sailors
Director of Information Systems at Community Hospital
Administratively, my staff is relieved at the ease of management and ongoing administration with Cohesity. Backups are quick and painless to set up. View full review »
reviewer873789
System Engineer at a K-12 educational company or school
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. View full review »
Mike O'Rourke
Director of Information Technology at Lighthouse Resources Inc
We have quick, reliable, verifiable backups that replicate off-site. The system is easy to administer and troubleshoot. Support is quick to respond and helpful. We used to have Avamar, and they were none of those things. View full review »
reviewer1011498
User
It's allowed us to consolidate various backup solutions into one. This has helped us from paying separate vendors for our past backup solution. View full review »
Adrian932577
IT Manager at a university with 1-10 employees
* The complex, cumbersome restores are gone. * It's simple to back up. * It's completely reliable and easy to restore. * It has a lightning fast restore. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cohesity DataProtect. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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