Cohesity DataProtect Pros and Cons

Cohesity DataProtect Pros

CB
reviewer1081776
Systems Engineer/Systems Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to essentially instantly recover a VM and have it run on the Cohesity Platform while all those bits are technically being recovered in the background is useful to us.
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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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StewartSJ3
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ease of use and the GUI have really been most valuable to us. Configuring the system to do what we need is simple and straight forward and a lot of guesswork has been removed. One of my favorite features with Cohesity is Kroll for Exchange item-level recovery. The software is simple to use and fast.
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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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reviewer1410552
System Engineer at Swisslos Interkantonale Landeslotterie
The SQL Backup and Restore is very easy.
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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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Cohesity DataProtect Cons

CB
reviewer1081776
Systems Engineer/Systems Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'd like to be able to pause a backup while it's running and have it resume when I tell it to resume.
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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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StewartSJ3
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product is still young and is continually improving. There have been a couple of buggy releases in the software that have caused us minor issues, so possibly some better QA before releasing would prove to be useful. We have also been inquiring about new app and functionality via the Marketplace that was teased months back but has yet to come to fruition.
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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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reviewer1410552
System Engineer at Swisslos Interkantonale Landeslotterie
The support team sometimes takes a long time to resolve issues, although, in our experience, these have been specific things like SQL blobs.
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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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Learn what your peers think about Cohesity DataProtect. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
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