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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cohesity Helios ranks higher in 1 feature set: Data Center Backup

Data Center Backup

8.1

Actifio Enterprise

81%
8.9

Cohesity Helios

89%
Cohesity Helios ranks higher in 11/14 features

Universal recovery

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
39 Ratings

Instant recovery

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
41 Ratings

Recovery verification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
37 Ratings

Business application protection

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
39 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
41 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
42 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
34 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
44 Ratings

Snapshots

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
42 Ratings

Flexible deployment

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
40 Ratings

Management dashboard

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
44 Ratings

Platform support

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
44 Ratings

Retention options

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
44 Ratings

Encryption

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
42 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cohesity Helios is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Actifio Enterprise

80%
2 Ratings
9.9

Cohesity Helios

99%
44 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cohesity Helios

91%
1 Rating

Usability

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

Cohesity Helios

86%
8 Ratings

Support Rating

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Cohesity Helios

99%
36 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cohesity Helios

91%
1 Rating

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cohesity Helios

82%
2 Ratings

Professional Services

Actifio Enterprise

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Cohesity Helios

88%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Actifio

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.
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Cohesity

Cohesity is very well suited to protecting virtualised workloads and is a significant improvement over IBM Spectrum Protect which we’ve replaced by Cohesity. We also protect a Netapp workload and whilst the on-prem side works really well careful planning of protection jobs is needed if you’ll be archiving these to Cloud.
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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

  • 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.
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Cons

Actifio

  • Price could be lower
  • Learning curve is a bit steep
  • Admin Console could be improved
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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.
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Pricing Details

Actifio Enterprise

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Actifio Enterprise editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Cohesity Helios

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cohesity Helios editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      Cohesity

      The Cohesity platform with its user interface is easy to implement, rack space-saving, and easy to use on a daily business basis. Backup jobs and policies are easy to define, multiple machines and objects can be grouped for the same tasks. In general, Cohesity makes backup admins' lives much easier.
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      Support Rating

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      Cohesity

      Cohesity support is wonderful to work with. If your case is assigned to someone who is outside of your time zone, you are able to ask for it to be reassigned to someone in your time zone and no offense is taken; in fact, some of the support agents will call out that they see the time zone difference and if you want the case assigned to someone in your time zone, please request it be re-queued so that proper attention is given to it. This is rare in my experience and it makes it wonderful to work with them. I usually only request it be re-queued when I have a system down or severely degraded and need to work on it immediately. Great people to work with!
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      Implementation Rating

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      Cohesity

      The layout of how to implement consistency should be thought through beforehand. Changing it after the application is time-consuming.
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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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      Contract Terms and Pricing Model

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      Cohesity

      Cohesity Helios was included with our Cohesity DataPlatform purchase. The pricing to refresh our backup and software with Cohesity was less than our annual backup software renewal from our previous solution.
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      Professional Services

      Actifio

      No answers on this topic

      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

      • 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.
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      Cohesity

      • 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.
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