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"Instant volume mount and the SpanFS filesystem itself, which has great dedupe and compression across all of our backups.""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.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""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.""The restores are easy to do and have made it so that we can incorporate restores into our troubleshooting processes.""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.""Cohesity is extremely easy to use and intuitive.""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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"Avamar's source side deduplication is very strong, it can easily back up remote sites' data, and not much bandwidth is required on the Avamar side.""Dell EMC Avamar has many valuable features. It's very stable and it's easy to manage.""The backup and recovery speed is very fast.""The deduplication feature is the best aspect of the solution.""It's a good solution.""Duplication and the speed of backup are great.""The initial setup is easy.""The solution integrates well with Unix, Windows, Hyper-V and VM."

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"Reporting is one area that isn't as robust as it could be.""I would like to see Microsoft Exchange DAG supported as soon as possible.""There is limited support for legacy systems, which is something that could be improved.""The error handling could be improved.""We would love to see direct compatibility with HPE Simplivity, which we also leverage.""The GUI is in need of improvement.""We have Oracle databases running on Linux servers in our environment and we have found the Oracle backups were quite complex to setup.""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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"EMC has discontinued their Avamar hardware version. They only advertise the Avamar virtual edition.""It's not the best solution for big databases.""I would like to see better integration with third-party applications and platforms.""The solution is not very strong on the Cloud. They should work out how they can use this as a backup as a service.""The management of this solution is a little bit difficult for IT administrators. They have to be trained before going through the system.""It's an expensive solution.""It would be helpful if there was cloud support.""A benefit would be support for either Azure Cool Storage or AWS Glacier."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We purchased support from Cohesity to ensure that should we face an issue, we don't have to deal with different service providers.""With respect to pricing, make sure that you look at both Rubrik and Cohesity as they are very similar and are quite competitive.""I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years.""Sizing is important and it is easy to overestimate.""Pricing, setup costs, etc. are pretty typical. The initial cost for Cohesity was less than other products the we evaluated. Cohesity's pricing does offer benefits as DR target costs are less than other solutions. You are not charged for DataProtect licensing for target DR data consumption.""The pricing model is impressive and very effective.""My advice is to always negotiate for better pricing."

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"It was approximately $70-80,000 when it was under support, but right now EMC has not been supporting this product for two years.""Licensing was generally on a per VM or terabyte basis. They changed their licensing model a couple of times and turned it into socket-based licensing, which is an improvement in their licensing model.""When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem.""The price of this product should be lower.""It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts.""The cost of the solution is very expensive.""Its price should be reduced. It would be good if you could pay as per usage, and there is a subscription model like VMware. There should be some flexibility because sometimes, the customer only uses the backup for one month or three months. Currently, I have to pay whether I use it or not. Its licensing should be flexible and based on consumption.""Its licensing is weird. It is not just the licenses; we also purchase hardware. With most software products, such as Veeam, Commvault, and Data Protector, there is no hardware purchase at the same time. Because Avamar and Data Domain are tied together, they have an integrated pipe. You can separate them, but basically, they're designed to work as a couple. Because the Data Domain backend is designed to do dedupe and compression, we get 60:1. When you count it, you count it as a straight compression, but of course, that's with dedupe and some other stuff. You have to buy the hardware, the licensing, and the software at the same time. So, it's not just software."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: For us, Cohesity edged out Rubrik as the better solution. Rubrik was close, but because we have a lot (100+) remote sites with different capacity requirements, Cohesity edged out Rubrik during our… more »
Top Answer: We are happy with the support provided by Cohesity for the issues we've come across.
Top Answer: The costs vary, but the vendors will sometimes work with you depending on your purchase and what time of year it is in order to make deals happen. The Cohesity licensing was pretty straightforward… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are scalability and integration.
Top Answer: It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity.
Top Answer: The problems are, that it has issues with support. Dell has issues in that area. I think the other problem is, that when we've had to do upgrades, it's a bit problematic. Dell hasn't done a good job… more »
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Overview

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.

Avamar is fast, efficient backup and recovery through a complete software and hardware solution. Equipped with integrated variable-length deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups for virtual environments, remote offices, enterprise applications, network-attached storage (NAS) servers, and desktops/laptops.

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Sample Customers
Tribune Media
Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Cap Atlantique, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company21%
University10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Media Company10%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company21%
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm14%
Retailer10%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise54%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cohesity DataProtect vs. Dell EMC Avamar and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,267 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 20 reviews while Dell EMC Avamar is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 30 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 9.4, while Dell EMC Avamar is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and IBM Spectrum Protect, whereas Dell EMC Avamar is most compared with Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager and Azure Backup. See our Cohesity DataProtect vs. Dell EMC Avamar report.

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