Asigra vs. Cohesity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asigra
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
Asigra is an enterprise-level, agentless, cloud-based recovery software to provide data backup and recovery of servers, virtual machines, endpoint devices, database, and SaaS/IaaS-based applications. Asigra charges customers by the amount of data they recover rather than the amount they back up.N/A
Cohesity
Score 8.6 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
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Features
AsigraCohesity
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.8
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Cohesity
9.1
57 Ratings
7% above category average
Backup to the cloud10.01 Ratings9.542 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.01 Ratings9.254 Ratings
Management dashboard9.01 Ratings9.954 Ratings
Platform support8.01 Ratings9.455 Ratings
Encryption9.01 Ratings8.951 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings8.952 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings8.951 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings8.953 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings8.954 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings9.551 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings10.055 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Asigra
8.3
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Cohesity
8.9
7 Ratings
9% above category average
Continuous data protection8.01 Ratings9.15 Ratings
Replication8.01 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics8.01 Ratings8.57 Ratings
Malware protection9.01 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsigraCohesity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(25 ratings)
8.9
(67 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(13 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Availability
8.8
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(6 ratings)
7.9
(27 ratings)
In-Person Training
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
1.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsigraCohesity
Likelihood to Recommend
Asigra
If implemented as a Cloud Service provider (Public Cloud), In House Solution (Private Cloud) or a mixture of both (Hybrid Cloud):
  • The Agentless Architecture means there are less support burdens.
  • Encryption at Source gives the customer confidence their data is secure.
  • WAN Optimisation (Compression & Block Level Incremential Forever and De-deupe of Data), enables a large amount of Data to be protected offsite.
  • One step Backup to both Local and Offsite storage enables LAN speed restores with offsite peace of mind.
  • Asigra Replication from DS-System to DS-System enables another geographically separate copy of the data.
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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
Asigra
  • Provides capability of local backups while maintaining remote copies on cloud to ensure faster recoveries of recent data and remote protection of all data.
  • Helps reduce cost of long term retention by leveraging the BLM functionality.
  • It does not need specialized hardware for it to work. Customers and Service Providers can choose their own infrastructure and do not need to rely on any OS or storage based replication even for deploying replication of backups.
  • Supports wide range of environments including virtual environments with remarkable features like remote VDR with incremental restores.
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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
Asigra
  • We would like to see Asigra come out with a Replication Model for quick Recovery of systems upon Disaster. We can have quicker recovery, DR, with Virtual Machines but we would like to have Physical Machine recovery in less than 2 hours. Replication can accomplish this...
  • We would like to see Geolocation and remote wipe for endpoint devices
  • We would like to see the solution provide easy "roll back" after a disaster.
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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
Asigra
  • Asigra is a great entry way into the cloud.
  • Compliance is a tricky thing. Jumping backup software means having to deal with previous copies somehow. Asigra is built for the long haul.
  • Asigra is continuing to increase their feature stack. They have made huge steps in the VM backup in the last 3 years and continue to implement features there.
  • As far as cloud backup software goes, there are many that can do it, but none that do it as well as Asigra.
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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
Asigra
It is a bit rough around the edges and the GUI feels like a wrap around of a CLI but it is simple to use. The problem comes in when there is an error code you are usually chasing down the error code in the specific vendor's forums rather than Asigra's
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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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Reliability and Availability
Asigra
Over 6 consecutive years our Asigra Backend had 99.99% uptime and provided 7x24 data restore availability.
Software is robust in operations, provides N+1 node architecture to protect against failure of half of the nodes (majority of the nodes still up) and software based replication to protect against data loss across two geographically independent datacenter locations. Why not 10 points? Some major upgrades still require short downtime within a planned maintenance windows.
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Cohesity
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Support Rating
Asigra
They respond quickly on your request. They ask for details at the time of logging the support request itself ensuring the first response is not for collecting the basic details only. They refund you the support request if they find it as a functionality issue. They follow up on you to ensure you are satisfied and happy with the response and resolution that they have provided.
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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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Online Training
Asigra
Anything training past level 1 and level 2 is a waste of time. They do not offer training, just an exam and require you to read 2500 pages of their documentation as their training. They are selling you something which you already have. Training exams are far fetched and cover topics hidden within the documentation. A lot of their documentation does not match across itself. They don't even follow the standard versions Major.Minor.ServicePack.Hotfix. They use the MAJOR.MAJOR.MAJOR.Hotfix method, which doesn't match their documentation. They require you to take training in order to keep your engaged hybrid partnership. If you ask me personally, their training is a scam to make more money.
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Cohesity
content was good and hands on lab to get the live feel of the application
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Implementation Rating
Asigra
Quick to install, easy to create jobs, schedules and retention policies. No large cycles of setting up backup volumes or trash volumes. Retention job itself configures the BLM functionality so you don't need an expertise to handle the BLM module separately.
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Cohesity
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Alternatives Considered
Asigra
I would say that it has the same functionality as the three mentioned above in their respective fields (might have a bit less than some of them) but Asigra offers all of this and more so if you are looking for a single backup solution across the entire firm then Asigra is the much better choice
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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
Asigra
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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
Asigra
  • Our entire Asigra environment can be easily monitored through one plane of glass thanks to their DS-Operator and Asigra Management Console.
  • It's quite simple to use and navigate.
  • Never has restoration fallen short.
  • Data from several generations can be saved and retrieved.
  • After a hardware failure, an edge server can be easily and quickly rebuilt.
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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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