Cohesity vs. Unitrends

Cohesity is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 23 reviews vs Unitrends which is ranked 12th in Backup and Recovery Software with 19 reviews. The top reviewer of Cohesity writes "We can run test scripts on production data". The top reviewer of Unitrends writes "The whole appliance needs to be more resilient. If you are a large organization, this is a product for you". Cohesity is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication and EMC Data Domain. Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and Acronis Backup. See our Cohesity vs. Unitrends report.
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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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It is fairly stable.If you are a large organization, this is a product for you.Unitrends has helped us cut down the time that it takes to restore a server to its original configuration.Iinstant recovery (allows a spin-up of your image as a VM on the appliance).VM backup is much faster and more reliable, as I can test my backups with Data Copy Access jobs.It is very easy to set up and get started. Almost too easy. We racked this device and had it up and running in less than 15 minutes.It is an easy system to use. The support, if needed, is always willing to help.It is a quick and easy way to organize my backups and to keep track of them.

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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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There are some questions as to how safely they are storing backup data.The amount of updates which are being released. Updates should be limited to two or three a year, focusing more on quality instead of a rushed bug release.No appliance update notifications.It would be great to have the job throttle/limit the max number of backups on a single ESXi host.It could be a little more customizable.The ability to run just differentials without pulling the full on your archive.There are a few quirks where the GUI, agent, and back-end are not precisely meshed.Network-based storage stability could be improved.

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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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No comment.You should be aware how much the monthly costs are to use, what the initial costs for hardware are, and what the options to expand are, if needed.Pricing model constantly changes.We found that the cost of Unitrends was about the same as the Dell DR6300. We liked the fact that the Unitrends appliance was all-in-one.The cost of Unitrends definitely draws you in. The licensing is all included in the appliance, which is a great incentive.Talk with the sales guys. They can work with you on the best package.Initial pricing is competitive. Renewal pricing is steep, so make sure to project costs for the lifetime of the appliance(s).When you purchase initially, get into the program which gives replacement hardware for free when you renew your support agreement.

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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.

Unitrends increases uptime, productivity and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power with consumer-grade design, and customer-obsessed support to natively provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity. The result is a “one throat to choke” set of offerings that allow our customers to focus on their business rather than backup.
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Sample Customers
Tribune MediaNHL Players Association, Salvation Army, Sligro Food Group, Mason General Hospital, Tec Group, Saldab IT, Baker Tilly, Clinton Savings Bank, Ennit Magna Bank, Manukau Institute of Technology
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company28%
Financial Services Firm17%
University17%
Legal Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Healthcare Company15%
Financial Services Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Insurance Company8%
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Non Tech Company20%
Transportation Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Construction Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Government17%
Non Tech Company10%
University8%
Company Size
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Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise47%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise78%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise35%
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