Most Helpful Review
The Deduplication and Compression are the most valuable. The processing capabilities (version DD670) could be improved.
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It provides us a good holistic view of everything that we have backed up so far. It also provides us all the recovery points. If we look at an an object that has been backed up, we can tell how many retention copies it has, how far we can go, and recover any data, if needed.
The solution's interface is easy to use. For manageability, it doesn't matter where the resource is coming from or going to. That's the great power of the Control Panel: It's easy to use and does not matter if you manage on-prem or cloud resources.
I'm a big fan of the reporting. You can build your own reports; it's very customizable. You can have individual reports going to groups of people or individuals. You can have them go out multiple times a day. It's basically a free-for-all as far as reporting goes. If anybody wants a specific job report every day, you can build it, schedule it, and have it go out and never touched it again. It's pretty nice.
The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great.
The multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platforms
The most valuable feature is sharing data sets like they're in a private cloud. We call it our "private cloud" because we can share anything that is inside our backup set with our colleagues or with other people, and yet, everything is still in Belgrade, in Serbia. It's not somewhere else on cloud servers. Everything is in our environment.
We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.
It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice.
Cohesity is extremely easy to use and intuitive.
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.
The restores are easy to do and have made it so that we can incorporate restores into our troubleshooting processes.
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 most valuable feature is ease of use.
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.
Instant volume mount and the SpanFS filesystem itself, which has great dedupe and compression across all of our backups.
This solution is easy to manage.
This is a superior and reliable backup system that can handle large capacities with little management.
The backup is very secure. The deduplication using EMC is very good. We are able to make systems and handle random cloning. EMC is a very stable solution for making backups.
The product provides good backup and compression services.
The solution's most valuable feature is the integrated deduplication function.
It's very easy to use the domain once it's been set up. The interface is also user-friendly.
The most valuable features are the deduplication and compression and the Data Domain Boost.
We have never had any issues with Data Domain. It has been stable.
The initial setup was straightforward. Deployment takes about two weeks.
It does not have an easy deployment. The deployment is not something that just anybody can go in and deploy.
The solution's breadth and depth of cloud support are good, but could be better. Some cloud features that are common-sense, especially on AWS, are not completely integrated yet in the product. They are a work-in-progress.
Command Center definitely gives us a complete view of our data. But finding some of the granular, very small items that we sometimes have to find, such as auxiliary copies for tapes, I still find that it's easier to navigate and, sometimes, only possible to find them using the CommCell tool.
Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running.
There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console.
They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information.
This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.
I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.
We have Oracle databases running on Linux servers in our environment and we have found the Oracle backups were quite complex to setup.
The GUI is in need of improvement.
We would love to see direct compatibility with HPE Simplivity, which we also leverage.
The error handling could be improved.
There is limited support for legacy systems, which is something that could be improved.
I would like to see Microsoft Exchange DAG supported as soon as possible.
Reporting is one area that isn't as robust as it could be.
This solution is only compatible with a limited number of storage arrays, including Pure and Cisco Hyperflex.
The product lacks some security features that would make it more stand-alone and integrated.
They should reduce the CPC cost to customers. The product is becoming very expensive.
The licensing model was the biggest concern for our company, but the poor support after the initial implementation is of equal concern.
The pricing could be better, but it's still not too expensive.
The firmware upgrades could be simplified. I'm in the process of struggling to upgrade right now.
We have had deduplication and replication issues. When we used another backup software we noticed that it didn't have the same issues.
We are not able to deal directly with the OEM we have to go to their partners in Nigeria.
The pricing model needs to be improved.
Pricing and Cost Advice
There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.
Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers.
Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte.
The price could perhaps be lower as well.
In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually.
Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair.
Sizing is important and it is easy to overestimate.
I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years.
With respect to pricing, make sure that you look at both Rubrik and Cohesity as they are very similar and are quite competitive.
We purchased support from Cohesity to ensure that should we face an issue, we don't have to deal with different service providers.
Ensure that you understand the per TB licensing model. Also, Exchange backups are not native to Cohesity and require Kroll.
This is one of the more expensive backup solutions on the market.
There are many options in the pricing structure which can cause some confusion and necessitate the purchase of additional licensing.
In Naira it was twenty-five or twenty-seven million (approximately $75,000 USD) for the implementation and maintenance cost for three years.
Pricing is related to size. A lower range solution might be about $33,000. My customers use higher range versions with a price of around $100,000. That's the price for both the hardware and software.
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Also Known As
|DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain|
Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.
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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