Compare Cohesity vs. Rubrik

Cohesity is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews while Rubrik which is ranked 2nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 24 reviews. Cohesity is rated 9.6, while Rubrik is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of Cohesity writes "The product is easy to put in place and all backups are done very quickly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rubrik writes "Rubrik, Your One Stop Shop For Data Management & Peace of Mind". Cohesity is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication and EMC Data Domain, whereas Rubrik is most compared with Cohesity, Veeam Backup & Replication and Commvault. See our Cohesity vs. Rubrik report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cohesity vs. Rubrik and other solutions. Updated: July 2019.
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Pros
It has a lightning fast restore.The spin-up of a VM within a test environment for backup testing along with quick restores.It's completely reliable and easy to restore.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.The four independent node cluster architecture is redundant. It maintains data integrity and load balancing.We are saving valuable datacenter rack space, which is critical as we evaluate co-location options.We are looking forward to the next release, so we can take advantage of the AHV backup for our Nutanix environment.Backups are quick and painless to set up.​

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The tech support is extremely helpful.The live mounting and compatibility of different operating systems is great.Rubrik can also serve as a secondary host for emergency recoveries.Features we have requested are typically added to the next product release.Product support team is excellent, with issues typically being resolved on the same day.A Google-like file search, system scaling, and a frequent development cycle are some positives that this solution offers.Rubrik has led to improvement by reducing the amount of failed backups, leading to a reduced workload in IT operations.It has a streamlined user interface, provides an improved tech support experience, and reduces time required to locate and restore data.

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Cons
Microsoft Exchange online mailbox backups would be fantastic.Since it is an evolving product, there are lot of frequent releases which require upgrades to be done every other weekend.The support team could do a better job. Sometimes finding the correct person is cumbersome and time consuming.Physical RDMs on virtual machines could be a bit easier to configure and plan out.The rack mounting instructions did not appear to be correct, but we were able to overcome it.I would like to see Cohesity have the ability to do a file level restore from a Windows server, which is storing data on dynamic disk.A little more documentation on standard faults would help, as new features are being released quite often.We are waiting on the AIX agent to be released.

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Its cost is high.I would like to have a built-in index searching ability of files/system files within the Rubrik interface to determine if a file or item exists, rather than just recovering it, and then doing a search for the file afterwards.Global management of multiple systems is lacking, as is reporting across multiple installed units.Improving PowerShell integration would greatly simplify Rubrik management.A singular system is needed to manage all of the clusters.It is an expensive product.It does not offer image-level backups for Hyper-V 2012.Needs integration with video CD (coming in the next release) and a multi-tenant GUI.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Ensure that you understand the per TB licensing model. Also, Exchange backups are not native to Cohesity and require Kroll.Cohesity came in at the best price.Cohesity came in at the best price. Setup was included and done in half a day.Licensing is per node and per protected terabyte. You will also pay 10-15% annually for support.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, so really put them through the paces.The ROI is huge. Not really measurable at this point, but the price of the unit was a fraction of what a couple hours of downtime could result in.

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It is a great value, but its cost is still a bit high.The product is not cheap, but for good reason. It simply works and is very fast.Rubrik is not cheap. Hopefully, you can archive your data on cheap storage to keep the investment minimal.The cost was less than our previous provider, and this is a much better product.Rubrik is an all inclusive price. No additional implementation costs or licencing.The setup cost is a bit high, but the solution is an all-in-one solution.It’s simple, straightforward, and we were able to see 50% hard savings.When we compared the overall costs, Rubrik was cheaper because the engineering and operational side required FAR LESS dedication. So, all in all, they actually were cheaper than the competition.

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Nathan MonkReal User

If you do a head to head challenge with the two products capabilities, Rubrik will win out every time. Cohesity's UI is a little clunky and childish and Rurik's is simple, elegant and intuitive. Rubrik has amazingly simple scale-out and you will not beat the search functionality and time to recovery. On top of that, their support is beyond top notch. I evaluated both products before ultimately going with Rubrik and haven't looked back since! Compare customers and awards alone to give you an idea of how Rubrik is leading the way in Data Management both on premise and in the cloud. Happy to give more input if anyone needs it :) Trust me, you wont be disappointed choosing Rubrik.

28 February 18
Mike (John Michael) FranklinReal User

The biggest difference is that Cohesity is able to backup physical servers whereas Rubrik isn't able to back them up. Instant restore is more robust over Cohesity than it is over Rubrik. Not that we have had to restore hundreds of servers at once, but I've seen it done. Rubrik will crawl to a halt if you tried to restore hundreds of VM's at once. Cohesity has the same search ability as Rubrik as well as every other feature and intuitiveness as Rubrik, but costs less. I haven't followed up to see if Rubrik has a cloud edition like Cohesity, but this is a good indicator of the innovation that we will see from Cohesity vs the cobbled together open source software that is Rubrik. Cohesity wrote a lot of their own components and file system.

05 April 18
Brian CritchlowReal User

We chose Cohesity over Rubrik. The POC was very close, but our techs preferred the Cohesity UI and the ability to restore VMs to a standalone ESXi host, which Rubrik can only do via API.

02 March 18
Jon McFarlandReal User

When looking at both solutions, I originally had a leaning preference to Rubrik, but that quickly faded when looking at demos of both the solutions. Cohesity and Rubrik basically have the same feature sets and do the same in the backup realm. If you compare they both use Policy based backups, they both integrate very well into VMware, they both do near instant recoveries, they both use scale-out file system, they both have search capabilities, and many more capabilities.

What ultimately lead us down to choosing Cohesity, was the sale team. Rubrik ignored us, sent us a full price sheet and never gave us the time of day. Cohesity setup meetings, helped size out our infrastructure (even if we didn't go with their solution), and their sales team was very laid back and not bombarding us with calls and e-mails about if we had decided yet.

After learning more and more about Cohesity and Mohit Aron, it is a company I truly believe will continue changing not just the backup space for a long time, but the secondary storage space. Their technology and staff are the best in the industry and they help do anything needed. I believe Cohesity provides way more than Rubrik ever will, simply because they are focusing on the entire secondary storage landscape and not just backup. You can do analytics, test/dev, automated policy assignment, etc. While I cannot speak to the cloud functionality because we utilize two clusters with site to site replication, everything else just works. I'm not sure the accuracy of those utilizing Rubrik that are speaking for Cohesity's clunky interface, because the UI is painstakingly easy and intuitive. Rubrik may very well be the same, but look up videos of Demos and I would say the UI is not a reason to pick one over the other. The support from Cohesity is industry leading and I have been shocked from the first ticket submitted, when at 2AM you submit a ticket and get a response within minutes, they are quick, efficient, and even proactive in fixing problems you may not have even knew existed. They are constantly coming out with additional features and they truly listen to what the users actually want or need.

I end with the contention that I would invest in Cohesity in a second, if they ever went Public and willingly will refer anyone and everyone I hear having a backup problem to Cohesity.

Oh as a side note, Mohit seems to truly be a great leader, I've listened to a few of his interviews, and I believe the leaders of a company make or break it. Two shocking things that I think need to be more widely known. He refuses to have an office (wants to sit with his "troops") and he sets time every week to still code on the platform.

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Answering the "View box" issue that Paul mentioned, is that Cohesity provides "View boxes" to be able to provide flexibility and security on the data you want to store. Taken from the Cohesity's site "A View Box is a logical division of a partition, that contains one or more filesystems. Each of these View Boxes encrypt data ‘stored’ by them using their own independent keys. This allows for robust data isolation. For example, if IT data and financial data are on different view boxes, a breach on the IT data will not automatically risk your financial data." Of course, if you want Global Dedupe and are not concerned about siloing off data then you can always just make one View Box that provides global dedupe (it is also dedupe's before replication).

28 February 18
Edward PollReal User

Rubrik is quite simply one of the easy products we have ever had to implement. Less an hour after delivery we had the system racked, configured and ingesting backups.

Interface is slick, recovery times near instance, seemless tiering to the cloud and no need to spend time managing the service on a daily basis.

Multi-tier backup architecture - no thanks! Rubrik all the way for us and anyone purchasing wont be disappointed.

Happy to be contacted if anyone would like further details on our usage/setup.

27 April 18
Lead Technical Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employeesReal User

We chose Cohesity over Rubrik

Offered better flexibility can act as an SMB/NFS or object store, can use with existing backup software or with DataProtect. Data Protect licenses per TB so don’t need to license the full cluster if you don’t want to. Allows native Oracle RMAN to go direct to NFS without needing to use a software wrapper so DBAs are happy. Performance and ease of scalability are great. Software is simple. Options for virtual appliance for remote offices and cloud edition for azure/aws.

01 March 18
UserUser

Rubrik, We deployed and works wonderful.

03 May 18
Evarist Schneider IIReal User

Rubrik is the better solution!! Between the great support and the ease of use, you just can't beat it.

01 May 18
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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.

Rubrik provides the industry's first Converged Data Management platform with the Rubrik r300 Series Hybrid Cloud Appliance, fusing enterprise-class data management with web-scale IT. Organizations use Rubrik to deliver live data access to recover from failures and accelerate application development. Our team has helped build products such as Google File System, Google Search, YouTube, Facebook Data Infrastructure, VMware Virtualization, Data Domain File System, and Amazon Infrastructure.

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Tribune MediaDriscoll's, Red Hawk Casino, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Wabash National, Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Galliker Transport & Logistics
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Financial Services Firm21%
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Midsize Enterprise43%
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