Mar 14 2019
What is most valuable?The product is easy to put in place, all backups are done very quickly, and it's easy to perform restores. What I prefer in the product is its simplicity. No useless… more»
How has it helped my organization?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… more»
What needs improvement?Currently, the product is lacking some features like BMR and backup for the cluster, but I think these are things that would be added in a few months.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Pricing is fair for what the product does, compared to our previous solution, it's even cheaper. We will also save a lot of money on the support as we had a lot of issues… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?The solution we had before was not very reliable, not scalable, and the security was poor.
What other advice do I have?Cohesity offers the possibility to do a free POC, so if you have any doubt, try it, and I am sure you will see a lot of their advantages.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We also checked Commvault and Rubrik. Commvault was also a very complete solution but much more difficult to put in place. Also, the lack of hyperconvergence on the… more»
Sep 26 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable feature is the instant mass restore of VMs. I am able to restore VMs in a few minutes. The other great thing is the Google search, as it helps a lot and accelerates the restore… more»
How has it helped my organization?This solution has given us a three-fold performance increase.
What needs improvement?Being able to take a backup of OneDrive and Sharepoint in Office 365 would be great. It is in the Roadmap, but we would like to see it in the next release of this solution. This solution is only… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Our previous solution which was Quest Rapid Recovery. We switched because of the performance, which is three times better with Cohesity.
What other advice do I have?The software is running by itself! It was a very great acquisition for us.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Prior to choosing this solution, we evaluated Rubrik and Commvault.
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Nov 03 2019
What is most valuable?Instant volume mount and the SpanFS filesystem itself, which has great dedupe and compression across all of our backups. Our admins have been able to run restore jobs with… more»
How has it helped my organization?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… more»
What needs improvement?Reporting is one area that isn't as robust as it could be. The next release supposedly improves upon that but I have not seen it yet. We had real issues with restores on… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I advise others to spin up a Cohesity virtual edition on their infrastructure. We ran backups in parallel for a month to test all features before even bringing in test… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We previously used Veeam and ExaGrid. We liked Veeam, but we did not see any innovation out of ExaGrid and they were becoming progressively more expensive. I was wary of… more»
What other advice do I have?I would say that Cohesity seems like they are a very forward looking company. They are adding features with each release and seem to be investing heavily in extending… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We evaluated Veeam with other back end storage as well as Rubrik. Rubrik looked nice but was more expensive and we felt it was lacking features. It would have been a step… more»
Nov 24 2019
What is most valuable?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. One… more»
How has it helped my organization?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… more»
What needs improvement?I would like to see minor features added to the user interface, such as the software version in the dashboard. I would like to see Microsoft Exchange DAG supported as soon… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Cohesity is available on your own hardware or on hardware like HPE. We purchased support from Cohesity to ensure that should we face an issue, we don't have to deal with… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We have moved from Actifio Data Management and a Dell EMC Centera archiving solution to a Cohesity Cluster.
What other advice do I have?To me, the Cohesity Cluster solution is almost complete. There are only minor things that I would like to see added to the user interface.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We evaluated Cloudian Hyperstore prior to choosing this solution.
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… 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… 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, tables, etc. can be restored without having to… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?* 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. They will be competitive on pricing with each other… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We did extensive testing with four different competitive vendors. * Infrascale * Unitrends * Rubrik
Oct 10 2018
We used to use NetBackup. We are tired of using tapes and Cohesity has the features that we're interested in.
What is most valuable?This tool is very straightforward and clean. The menus are not over complicated or cluttered. I have very little experience with backups, but Cohesity has made it simple… 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 to backups and I have been able to quickly learn the… 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 also, more would be great. Their documentation is also… 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. He was very knowledgeable.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?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.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Rubrik was the main tool we looked at.
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 independent node cluster architecture is redundant. It maintains data integrity and load balancing.
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 large array of APIs available to the user. Backing up VMs, indexing data, and restoring data can be lightening fast. At the… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We were looking to replace multiple backup solutions for physical servers and VMware virtual machines. Cohesity has been a one stop solution for us.
Nov 13 2018
What is most valuable?We love the near-instant recovery windows, as well as the ability to sync our latest backups to amazon web services for offsite DR.
How has it helped my organization?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.
What needs improvement?We don't love the Exchange integration, it works fine but requires a third-party application called Kroll. We'd rather have a built-in solution to manage Exchange messages/DB level restores such as… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for, and it is really an all-in-one solution.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We've used multiple solutions in the past, most recently Veeam for VMware backup and doing long-term archiving to tape. We liked the built-in dedupe/compression features of Cohesity, the near-instant… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?ExaGrid and sticking with Veeam.
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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.