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2018-05-16T17:29:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Cohesity DataProtect?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cohesity DataProtect, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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I would recommend those wanting to implement Cohesity DataProtect to do a proof of concept and have a list of success criteria that they are trying to meet and go on from there. I rate Cohesity DataProtect a nine out of ten.

2021-10-20T04:03:17Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate Cohesity nine out of 10. So, I would recommend it because it's quite a simple product and can do a lot. With the last product we used, you had to be a specialist to navigate in it. It's a much more straightforward and modern interface—very intuitive to use. And the speed of the backups, we do much more backup than we ever did before. So, I would certainly recommend it, yes.

2021-09-28T18:08:00Z
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Real User

We'd like to see easy Administration and non-disruptive upgrades and node additions. For a few engineering issues, we've observed delays and they are asking for an upgrade of the cluster. It would be good if they modified it with gflags.

2021-08-27T12:32:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have been very happy with the performance and ease of use of the solution. Support has been very good - even as they have grown and scaled up in size.

2021-07-30T19:31:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Although the NPS score was rated highly, this should not be the only factor to consider. There may be other factors involved that affect this score and as mentioned, backup solutions are a long-term deal. Not many companies will be willing to jump ship, risking their backups that are kept on proprietary platforms.

2021-05-21T04:47:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is important to establish beforehand what you are going to use because you need to pay for the license based on your subscription. It is a very good product. We have a good experience in using this product. I would rate Cohesity DataProtect a nine out of ten.

2020-12-24T07:35:25Z
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Top 5Real User

Overall, it's a good product when it works — don't hesitate to go with it, just make sure you get a good implementation engineer from Cohesity that can answer all your questions. Be sure to ask questions every step of the way. They also have a pretty decent training program; I've gone through a few of their training courses and those are useful. Definitely, I would recommend that anybody that's putting it in for the first time, definitely attend a couple of their all-day, six to eight-hour-long courses, and take some of their administrator-type courses. Overall, once we worked through some of the problems we had, it's been pretty good. Not counting the tech support who I rate low, but the overall product, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Cohesity a rating of eight out of ten.

2020-12-17T01:59:43Z
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Top 20Real User

In my opinion, Cohesity is the way to go, with no doubt.

2020-11-12T16:40:00Z
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Real User

As is the case with any product, I recommend running a proof of concept before fully implementing it. This will help you to make sure that it fits the requirements. In the proof of concept, you can test everything you want. Examples include SQL, Exchange, and File Backup. You should also test the replication between nodes.

2020-08-26T14:28:00Z
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Top 20Real User

If you're on the fence about moving to Cohesity, I suggest making the jump. We have been amazed at what we've been able to accomplish with it in such a short time.

2020-08-04T19:15:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Overall, it is an easy to use, flexible backup solution.

2020-04-06T23:26:00Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice is to set up a Proof of Concept with Cohesity. They are more than accommodating and basically treat you like a licensed customer. Any issues you do encounter get fixed during a PoC, so make sure to document them well because it makes the production implementation of Cohesity dead simple. Just try it ... and be prepared to like it. Make sure to have a set list of scenarios to test.

2020-02-04T20:28:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Cohesity can replicate backups to a secondary cluster (also virtual edition).

2020-02-01T16:56:00Z
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Real User

We have been very happy with Cohesity and it has solved several major problems for us. At the same time, they are aggressively adding and further refining features. We are now backing up our O365 email via Cohesity, which is something we didn't even know it could do when we purchased it. They really are developing a great platform for unstructured data and backups.

2020-01-29T14:53:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Cohesity's elastic search gives it a leg up on Rubrik.

2020-01-27T11:59:00Z
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Real User

Officially, we do plan to implement this solution one day. We're new enough to the system, and we are excited about it enough that we are still in the 'Honeymoon' phase. With respect to legacy support, we don't have funds to stay up to date with a lot of leading things. There is also a mentality of 'if it is not broken, do not fix it' with systems that we are working to overcome. This almost made it a deal-breaker for us, but Cohesity came to rescue with support for our versions.

2020-01-22T20:47:00Z
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Real User

To me, the Cohesity Cluster solution is almost complete. There are only minor things that I would like to see added to the user interface.

2019-11-18T06:54:00Z
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Real User

I would say that Cohesity seems like they are a very forward looking company. They are adding features with each release and seem to be investing heavily in extending their product. I feel like we will get good value out of our investment.

2019-10-17T17:56:00Z
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Real User

The software is running by itself! It was a very great acquisition for us.

2019-09-19T11:40:00Z
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Real User

Cohesity offers the possibility to do a free POC, so if you have any doubt, try it, and I am sure you will see a lot of their advantages.

2019-03-12T14:27:00Z
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Reseller

Take it a go, I think you'll love it.

2018-11-27T11:21:00Z
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Real User

At this time I don't, as I learn more I will update my review.

2018-10-10T14:16:00Z
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User

It is a great product. I recommend it.

2018-05-16T17:29:00Z
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