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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise

Actifio Enterprise is a great tool to use for data protection and disaster recovery at the enterprise level. It can create one master copy of your data and then replicate that data out via snapshots to local or cloud-based targets. I don't think this product would be a good fit to small to medium sized companies because it is on the expensive side.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cohesity Helios

Cohesity checks all the boxes when it comes to backups to an on-prem appliance as well as offloading to the cloud as an offsite backup. If you are after some meaningful analytics around backups for reporting when some additional work will be needed as the built-in reporting does not seem too intuitive or useful for those who want more than just an understanding of whether the backup succeeded or failed - we need to understand which, files, directories, partitions or VMs and the cause.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Actifio Enterprise
8.1
Cohesity Helios
9.1
Universal recovery
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity Helios
9.0
Live recovery
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Cohesity Helios
9.4
Recovery verification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Cohesity Helios
8.8
Business application protection
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity Helios
8.4
Multiple backup destinations
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity Helios
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Cohesity Helios
9.4
Backup to the cloud
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Cohesity Helios
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
Cohesity Helios
9.3
Snapshots
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity Helios
9.7
Flexible deployment
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Cohesity Helios
9.0
Management dashboard
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
Cohesity Helios
8.8
Platform support
Actifio Enterprise
7.0
Cohesity Helios
8.5
Retention options
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Cohesity Helios
9.2
Encryption
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Cohesity Helios
9.3

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 Helios

  • Instant spin up of test and dev machines is pretty amazing. Our last solution claimed to do this but the backing storage was much too slow t be of use.
  • Uploads to the cloud are simple to set up and you can leverage low cost blob storage.
  • The cluster nature of the solution makes upgrades seamless with zero downtime.
  • The entire cluster fits in 2U of space -- we are saving 8U in our main datacenter and all 6U we previously had offsite.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actifio Enterprise

  • Price could be lower
  • Learning curve is a bit steep
  • Admin Console could be improved
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cohesity Helios

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cohesity Helios

Cohesity Helios 8.9
Based on 2 answers
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 Rating

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cohesity Helios

Cohesity Helios 9.2
Based on 45 answers
They are always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The support is easy to reach and the reaction times are on point. Several times I had called with my system being down and the person who answered the call would require a support rep call me back. Some of these call backs would be 1-2 hours later. When needed, the support will scale up to deliver the right support for the right cases. When asking for detailed information about a problem they always help you to understand the problem and the underlying causes better.
Scott Noel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Actifio Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cohesity Helios

Cohesity Helios 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The layout of how to implement consistency should be thought through beforehand. Changing it after the application is time-consuming.
Ayhan Cikmaz | 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 Helios

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

  • Actifio has improved our Disaster Recovery approach by making it easier to get data into the cloud
  • Actifio has allowed our DBA's to manage their own backups and restores
  • Actifio has allowed us to save a lot of disk space by using clones\snapshots to replicate data from production to lower environments.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cohesity Helios

  • Cost savings from having to purchase and manage physical tapes, as well as the man-hours to swap them in and out and store them off site.
  • Extremely fast recovery times, can bring up a restored VM back in our environment in under a minute. Get back up and running much quicker.
  • Simplifies our disaster recovery strategy.
  • Initial cost can be pricey depending on your storage needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

General

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

Cohesity Helios

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Cohesity Helios
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise
Cohesity Helios
9.1

Usability

Actifio Enterprise
Cohesity Helios
8.9

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise
Cohesity Helios
9.2

Implementation Rating

Actifio Enterprise
Cohesity Helios
9.1

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