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Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise

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.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cohesity

Cohesity is best suited for a highly virtualized environment, although they do have agents for bare metal. But who runs non-virtualized workloads these days anyhow? Not any organization which would invest in best class backup, anyhow.We find that the search features make file-level restores so much easier -- now a partial filename is all we need to get going, and we can see a file's change history by date so we no longer have to hunt for the last changed version. You will want 10GB network capability for this solution to really shine -- each node has dual SFP+ connections for data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Cohesity
8.5
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity
8.6
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity
8.8
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity
8.0
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Cohesity
7.0
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Cohesity
8.4
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Cohesity
8.8
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity
8.5
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Cohesity
9.2
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Cohesity
8.5
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity
8.6
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Cohesity
8.3
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity
8.4
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Cohesity
9.0
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Cohesity
8.4

Pros

Actifio Enterprise

  • 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.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actifio Enterprise

  • Single file restore has always been an issue but hopefully will be added soon.
  • Physical server backup restoring has always been tricky but achievable.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cohesity

  • Replication performance - We needed support to provide some customizations in order to get our replication to work properly to another offsite cluster. We have been told that this issue is fixed in the newest general release.
  • Support - I would characterize the support as very good, but in a few instances I could tell my support agent needed to go higher up his chain to get clarification on features. I believe Cohesity is rapidly growing their support infrastructure as they put more hardware in the field.
Joshua Van Camp | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cohesity

Cohesity 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is very intuitive and gives a good overview of the status of your backup jobs. Its a full html5 environment which can be used in very browser and is available on every device through the use of private connections to the office. When going to implement Cohesity it is as easy as putting it in the rack and configuring your network. The environment does the rest. Once configured new nodes can be added by configuring them with the correct network.We use it in a VMware vCenter environment with vCloud Director on top. Since the latest version vCloud Director is an official source for your backups. This means that resoring to vCloud Director is a posibility as well. This makes the multi-tenancy and self service capability for our users an easy to use function. It can be implemented as a plugin within the Cloud portal for users to leverage.The path to vCloud Director support took a while but now that we are there I can give it an 8.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cohesity

Cohesity 8.0
Based on 16 answers
Not very many implementations are smooth. I have had quite a few conversations with support on various issues (most pertaining to SQL and my lack of understanding). The support team at Cohesity is engaging and driven to find solutions. They actually seem to care about my situation and my environment, which is in stark contrast to products that I've used before.
Jay Stelmach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Kris Olson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actifio Enterprise

  • 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.
Peter Dawe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cohesity

  • Savings from a unified platform to manage secondary and archival data.
  • Savings from retiring older tape backup solution, which had very high licensing and running costs.
  • Offloading snapshots from costly tier 1 storage to Cohesity.
  • NFS/SMB shares replaces the older file storage.
  • Help with disaster recovery planning and implementation.
Pranav Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cohesity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Cohesity
8.6

Usability

Actifio Enterprise
Cohesity
7.3

Support

Actifio Enterprise
Cohesity
8.0

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