We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Cohesity's web-scale architecture enables us to scale up as needed."
"The solution is stable."
"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."
"The enterprise search and instant restore are pretty valuable. Also, the Helios stuff is pretty good and the SAS engine for ransom malware detection."
"We are very satisfied with the product as a whole—all the backup functions, the data protection functions. We are very satisfied with those, and the product is very simple to use."
"The system automatically takes down the nodes one at a time and performs the upgrade and brings the node back up before proceeding to the next. Upgrades can now be done at any time with a high level of confidence."
"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."
"I would definitively say that we have been able to make our people more productive by at least 30%."
"Once you set it up and you tell it exactly what needs to be backed up, you literally forget about it. It sends you emails and notifications of the current status of the jobs."
"We would like it to have more capabilities for different kinds of PaaS or SaaS services in the Azure cloud, such as Azure SQL or Azure Cosmos DB."
"Many of the reports are basic, at most, and at times we had to open a support ticket to help find or develop a report for our needs."
"We would love to see direct compatibility with HPE Simplivity, which we also leverage."
"For Oracle DBs, we have observed a few bugs. This can be done better."
"The solution has a more complex setup than Veritas and Veeam."
"I would like to see the management of multiple nodes inside a tenant. If you want to manage a Cohesity environment, you either go on a per-node base, and you can hop from one node to the other, or you need to implement their SaaS capability but it always needs an internet connection. We would really like to have some kind of local management entity so that we can see all the Cohesity nodes in a customer environment and manage those nodes centrally. That's something that we would really like, and they are really working on it."
"In terms of the product itself, there have been a handful of patches that have had to be applied outside of the GUI via the command line. It's very straightforward and easy and in the same redundant fashion, but not quite as simple as one or two clicks. I'm hoping that will decrease going forward."
"Better support for legacy platforms would be nice, but we should be moving off those anyway."
"They were able to give us a very reasonable price considering we were non-for-profit organizations, however, there is always room for improvement on that cost."
"Sizing is important and it is easy to overestimate."
"With respect to pricing, make sure that you look at both Rubrik and Cohesity as they are very similar and are quite competitive."
"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."
"My advice is to always negotiate for better pricing."
"The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik."
"The pricing model is impressive and very effective."
"It has reasonable pricing, and we know they can give discounts. If you look at the primary pricing or the list pricing, it conforms to the market pricing, but you have to have a discount on it. Otherwise, it is way too expensive."
"I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years."
"We’ve had experience with the data center for a while and we have had solutions that were able to support older versions of the operating systems that we needed. I would like for Druva to support it as well."
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.
Druva Phoenix delivers data availability and governance for enterprise infrastructure with a unique cloud-first approach - combining high-performance, scalable backup, DR, archival and analytics to simplify data protection, improve visibility and dramatically reduce the risk, cost and effort of managing today’s complex information environment.
Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 23 reviews while Druva Phoenix is ranked 7th in SaaS Backup with 2 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 9.2, while Druva Phoenix is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Druva Phoenix writes "Fast solution that has enabled us to become 30% more productive ". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Druva Phoenix is most compared with Druva inSync, Metallic, Azure Backup, Veeam Cloud Connect and Zerto.
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