Actifio Enterprise vs. Cohesity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Actifio Enterprise
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Actifio Enterprise is a copy data virtualization, & data center backup and recovery platform from Boston-based Actifio.N/A
Cohesity
Score 8.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Cohesity is a leader in AI-powered data security and management. Cohesity protects the world’s most critical data workloads across on-prem, cloud-native, and SaaS with backup and recovery, threat intelligence, cyber vaulting, files and objects, and recovery orchestration.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Actifio Enterprise
9.3
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Cohesity
9.2
55 Ratings
8% above category average
Universal recovery9.01 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Instant recovery9.01 Ratings9.052 Ratings
Recovery verification9.01 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Business application protection8.01 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.01 Ratings9.051 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.01 Ratings9.053 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.01 Ratings9.542 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression10.01 Ratings8.954 Ratings
Snapshots10.01 Ratings9.551 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.01 Ratings9.552 Ratings
Management dashboard8.01 Ratings9.954 Ratings
Platform support9.01 Ratings9.555 Ratings
Retention options10.01 Ratings10.055 Ratings
Encryption10.01 Ratings9.051 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Actifio Enterprise
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Ratings
Cohesity
8.8
7 Ratings
8% above category average
Continuous data protection00 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Replication00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics00 Ratings8.47 Ratings
Malware protection00 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
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User Ratings
Actifio EnterpriseCohesity
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(65 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(27 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Actifio EnterpriseCohesity
Likelihood to Recommend
Actifio
Actifio is a good fit for anyone looking for draas or backup as a service with Bluechip.co.uk being able to tailor a solution to fit your need if you are a medium size business looking to protect over 20TB of source data on a mix of virtual and physical servers in your datacentre our hosted within our state of the art datacentres.
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Cohesity
Cohesity has been awesome. The performance (speed) that it has been able to provide has actually given me back time every month. I have to test my backups monthly, and the Cloning process that Cohesity has available from it's backup has given me days back each month. It just a few minutes I can have VMs restored for testing and documentation. This took a couple days with the previous vendor.
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Pros
Actifio
  • Reliable and easy to deploy backup solution with low administration overhead.
  • Fast backup solution with low impact on production systems as it backs them up.
  • Dedup and replication of backed up data between sites and with streamsnap very quick recovery on dr site.
  • Great customer support with quick response to changing demands.
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Cohesity
  • Easy to use and setup new backup and restore jobs.
  • Extremely fast recovery time, can spin a VMware backup VM up in well under a minute.
  • Granular recovery search options, easy to find specific files or systems to recover (or SQL DB).
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Cons
Actifio
  • Single file restore has always been an issue but hopefully will be added soon.
  • Physical server backup restoring has always been tricky but achievable.
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Cohesity
  • Reporting could always be better- executive-style reports have to be generated from data at multiple points.
  • Some tasks that could be brought to the UI that today we have to call support on (for example when an NFS mount is still active but we cannot see it from the UI)
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Likelihood to Renew
Actifio
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Cohesity
We have been very pleased with this backup solution. It is fast and reliable, and supports our VMware infrastructure. The company's support has been great, including proactively replacing our nodes when the flash memory was reporting high wear. Support is offered on-shore as well. We plan on continuing to use this product for the foreseeable future.
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Usability
Actifio
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Cohesity
Cohesity Helios is very easy to use and the web up is simple to navigate and the main dashboard presents a very good and clear overview summary of protection status, capacity and other vital metrics. If you have multiple clusters you can get a single pane view of overall status which is awesome.
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Support Rating
Actifio
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Cohesity
Support is quick to respond but lacks that ongoing responsiveness if the issue is not simple. There will be large gaps in replies if they need to resort to escalation and when there are timezone differences between yourself and the person who picked up the ticket.
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Alternatives Considered
Actifio
Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
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Cohesity
We looked at Veeam and although it's a great product when we priced out the licensing of both primary and disaster datacenters it became much too expensive. Rubrik is a great product and very similar to Cohesity. In the end, Cohesity had a secondary storage play as well as a better UI and better compatibility with lower tier cloud storage. We also like the way Cohesity did protection jobs vs Rubrik's virtual machine centric backup. CommVault is a product we still use today due to its massive features and the ability for bare metal backups. Cohesity does a much better job in the area of UI simplicity, virtual backup ease, and ease of management.
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Professional Services
Actifio
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Cohesity
Overall Cohesity professional services like the rest of Cohesity are brilliant. We had some poor advice around how to carve up our Netapp protection jobs which has set us back but it has been acknowledged that a mistake was made by Cohesity and they promise for future engagements with new customers the lessons learnt with us will be integrated into their planning workshop for NAS onboarding.
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Return on Investment
Actifio
  • We have managed to scale up the size of our environment without the need for extra admin overhead.
  • Over 99% backups complete.
  • Solution is robust and quick to scale to meet demands.
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Cohesity
  • Several hours a week of admin time no longer needed to deal with tapes.
  • Many hours a year saved in that the admin no longer has to deal with LTO drives, LTO drive firmware, tape libraries, tape library firmware, a physical server connected to tape library, etc. Retired old legacy NAS devices that in some instances no longer had firmware updates. One system to administer and maintain.
  • Piece of mind. We replicate from our onsite cluster to an offsite cluster in the event of a DR event at HQ.
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