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Brian Critchlow
Real User
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... 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... more»

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,... more»

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

Licensing is per node and per protected terabyte. You will also pay 10-15% annually for support.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

* VMware Data Protection * CrashPlan * Windows Backup * Local MSSQL backups

What other advice do I have?

If SQL is in heavy use at your location, I would highly recommend narrowing your PoC testing to Cohesity and Rubrik.... more»
Jason Stallings
Real User
Data Center Technician at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 10 2018

What is most valuable?

This tool is very straightforward and clean. The menus are not over complicated or cluttered. I have very little... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Cohesity will save us money, time, and manpower. We will have quick redundancy to AWS for our Cohesity node. I am new... more»

What needs improvement?

Cohesity is working on this, however, I would like to see a more expanded KB section. They have created a few videos... more»

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

During your implementation stage, make sure you have a good Cohesity rep. Ours had completed over 200 implementations.... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used NetBackup. We are tired of using tapes and Cohesity has the features that we're interested in.

What other advice do I have?

At this time I don't, as I learn more I will update my review.
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Panav D Sharma
User
Quality Engineer II at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 15 2018

What is most valuable?

* Restoring the backed up VMs directly on vCenter through API integration, which is lightening fast. * Integration with cloud storage, like S3 from AWS and Pure Storage. * The four... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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... more»

What needs improvement?

Since it is an evolving product, there are lot of frequent releases which require upgrades to be done every other weekend.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We were looking to replace multiple backup solutions for physical servers and VMware virtual machines. Cohesity has been a one stop solution for us.
reviewer624039
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... 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... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used to use Unitrends and wanted to get away from the following issues: * Slow backup times * Jobs randomly failing * Poor and unresponsive UI * Forklift upgrades (space issues)... more»
reviewer800988
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... more»

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... more»

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... more»

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

Setup was extremely easy from racking to backing up was about one hour.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we did. Cohesity out performs our old system at a reduced cost as well.
reviewer819117
User
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a healthcare company
Feb 27 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped 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.

What needs improvement?

We are waiting on the AIX agent to be released. We are also waiting for SQL Clustering to go from testing to live.

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

Cohesity came in at the best price. Setup was included and done in half a day.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used EMC Data Domain and NetWorker. We switched because of cost, but also because of how hard it is to use EMC products. We do not need... more»
Derek Sailors
Real User
Director of Information Systems at a healthcare company
Aug 08 2018

What is most valuable?

* Integration with VMware * We are looking forward to the next release, so we can take advantage of the AHV backup for our Nutanix environment.

How has it helped my organization?

Administratively, my staff is relieved at the ease of management and ongoing administration with Cohesity. Backups are quick and painless to set... more»

What needs improvement?

* I thought physical RDM's were supported, but apparently that is not the case. * The rack mounting instructions did not appear to be correct,... more»

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

Ensure that you understand the per TB licensing model. Also, Exchange backups are not native to Cohesity and require Kroll.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used a previous solution. We switched because the ongoing maintenance costs were growing astronomically, and it was not really built for the... more»
systemen805047
Real User
System Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 21 2018

What is most valuable?

I have found that the speed of restores, especially files and folders, are extremely fast. This bodes well for us, and our end users are always amazed at how fast you can get them their files. This is just a huge time saver.

How has it helped my organization?

Cohesity has made the pain of doing restores disappear with the ability to open recovery and select files and folders, then have the ability to type in the file or document name and have it show up. This is amazing! This cuts the restore time... more»

What needs improvement?

At times, you may click the wrong server or click too fast and accidentally restore a cluster of servers. It would be very helpful to have a cancel option under restores. I have spoken with the engineers at Cohesity and this should be rolled... more»
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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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