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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 solutions did we use previously?

* 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 solutions did we use previously?

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 solutions did we use previously?

We were looking to replace multiple backup solutions for physical servers and VMware virtual machines. Cohesity has been a one stop solution for us.
Anonymous User
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 solutions did we use previously?

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»
Anonymous User
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 solutions did we use previously?

Yes, we did. Cohesity out performs our old system at a reduced cost as well.
Anonymous User
Real User
User
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... more»

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... 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 solutions did we use previously?

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... more»
Anonymous User
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 solutions did we use previously?

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»
Anonymous User
Reseller
Infrastructure Engineer
Dec 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* Scale-out * Test and dev * Directly spinning data * Searching data in VMs for restore and downloading specific files.

How has it helped my organization?

We got rid of not being able to scale our storage, having to constantly add new storage and use windows as a repository... more»

What needs improvement?

Support is good, but some functions are added pretty late, like vCloud Director support. This could speed up adoption... more»

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

The nice thing is there is no further licensing when you purchase the system. All is integrated.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Veeam, we came upon Cohesity while searching for scale-out storage.

What other advice do I have?

Take it a go, I think you'll love it.
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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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