Cohesity DataProtect Pros and Cons

Cohesity DataProtect Pros

reviewer1280316
Sr. Infrastructure Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Cohesity is extremely easy to use and intuitive.
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reviewer1276815
Network Administration Supervisor at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
The restores are easy to do and have made it so that we can incorporate restores into our troubleshooting processes.
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Jay Stelmach
Adjunct Professor at Southern New Hampshire University
The most valuable features are the rapid VM restores and the ability to quickly find files and download them directly to my desktop so that I can put them where I need them to be.
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Adam Badorrek
Project Manager in Strategic Resource Management at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
The product is easy to put in place. All backups are done very quickly. It's easy to perform restores. What I prefer in the product is its simplicity. There are no useless settings to define, and everything is ready after the initial setup.
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JohnBowling
IT Manager - Storage & Backup at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Cohesity's web-scale architecture enables us to scale up as needed.
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Roberto Sciaccaluga
Team Leader at Leonardo
After linking a cloud subscription, like Azure for example (AWS and Google are also supported), you can "spin" a VM onto the cloud from any backup snapshot.
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reviewer1271712
Infrastructure Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is ease of use.
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FrancoisLepage
User at Mast
This solution is easy to manage.
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reviewer1183848
User at a media company with 51-200 employees
Instant volume mount and the SpanFS filesystem itself, which has great dedupe and compression across all of our backups.
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Lars Hoidis
System Engineer Client & Server at Swisslos Interkantonale Landeslotterie
It makes our administrators' lives much easier to combine backup, archiving, and services like hosting file shares in one central system with only one user interface.
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Cohesity DataProtect Cons

reviewer1280316
Sr. Infrastructure Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
We have Oracle databases running on Linux servers in our environment and we have found the Oracle backups were quite complex to setup.
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reviewer1276815
Network Administration Supervisor at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
We would love to see direct compatibility with HPE Simplivity, which we also leverage.
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Jay Stelmach
Adjunct Professor at Southern New Hampshire University
The error handling could be improved.
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Adam Badorrek
Project Manager in Strategic Resource Management at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Cohesity cluster upgrades have not been as easy as a single button click. They are a manual process that requires upgrading each node into a cluster individually.
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JohnBowling
IT Manager - Storage & Backup at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The one area where we would like to see additional improvements is with reporting. There are very granular reports from each grid. There are also some built-in reports within Helios (SAS Management Console) that offers basic reporting. However, for complex, large-enterprise environments, a more robust reporting engine that supports detailed audit reporting and enhanced ad hoc reports would be welcome.
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Roberto Sciaccaluga
Team Leader at Leonardo
The GUI is in need of improvement.
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reviewer1271712
Infrastructure Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is limited support for legacy systems, which is something that could be improved.
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FrancoisLepage
User at Mast
This solution is only compatible with a limited number of storage arrays, including Pure and Cisco Hyperflex.
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reviewer1183848
User at a media company with 51-200 employees
Reporting is one area that isn't as robust as it could be.
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Lars Hoidis
System Engineer Client & Server at Swisslos Interkantonale Landeslotterie
I would like to see Microsoft Exchange DAG supported as soon as possible.
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Learn what your peers think about Cohesity DataProtect. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
419,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.