AWS Backup vs. Cohesity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Backup
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service from AWS, designed to make it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway. Using AWS Backup, users can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.
$0.01
per GB per month
Cohesity
Score 8.3 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
AWS BackupCohesity
Editions & Modules
Backup Storage - Cold Storage
$0.01
per GB per month
Restore - Warm Storage
$0.02
per GB per month
Restore - Cold Storage
$0.03
per GB per month
Backup Storage - Warm Storage
$0.095
per GB per month
Restore - Item-Level Restore
$0.50
per request
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS BackupCohesity
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
AWS BackupCohesity
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
9.3
3 Ratings
3% above category average
Cohesity
9.2
55 Ratings
8% above category average
Management dashboard9.23 Ratings9.954 Ratings
Retention options9.43 Ratings9.955 Ratings
Encryption10.03 Ratings9.051 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings9.052 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings9.048 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings9.051 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings9.053 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings9.542 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings8.954 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings9.551 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings9.452 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings9.555 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
-
Ratings
Cohesity
8.9
7 Ratings
10% above category average
Continuous data protection00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Replication00 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics00 Ratings8.47 Ratings
Malware protection00 Ratings8.77 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities00 Ratings9.16 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
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Spanning Backup
Spanning Backup
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Bacula Enterprise
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS BackupCohesity
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(9 ratings)
8.8
(65 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
8.2
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(4 ratings)
7.9
(27 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS BackupCohesity
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
There is a cost involved with data retrieval. AWS Backup is truly that, a backup. If you need to access this data on a regular basis, there are better options out there. For long term, just in case incremental backups, AWS [Backup] checks all the boxes. Just set it up, start your backups, and rest assured your data is safe.
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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
Amazon AWS
  • Backups - it's what it does.
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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
Amazon AWS
  • Not so easy to use
  • A little pricey
  • The backup is in the cloud; make sure to keep an offline backup (the problem of all of this kind of solution)
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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
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
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
Amazon AWS
Very easy to use and is as plug and play as you can get. There are configuration options for multiple schemas that best fits your organization.
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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
Amazon AWS
Support for AWS Backup is by Amazon itself so it is solid as always. If you have a business or higher level support plan you'll have no trouble getting engineers or other staff on the job to help you with whatever comes up.
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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
Amazon AWS
Being an AWS service, AWS Backup integrates in a native way with other AWS services, providing an easy way to backup those services. Being able to create separate backup plans that meet specific business and regulatory compliance requirements provides us with capabilities to face auditing processes.
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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
Amazon AWS
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
Amazon AWS
  • Being able to offer live hot storage in the cloud for production environments allows me to get more people in the creative space with vast demand for speed.
  • Great integration with all my hardware, firewall and backup software was great.
  • Being able to network path my files like a native drive to my computer from the cloud made the designer not complain so much able learning new stuff.
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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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ScreenShots

Cohesity Screenshots

Screenshot of Cohesity Data Cloud in the DataProtect Summary DashboardScreenshot of DataHawk Dashboard: Identify Potential Data Exfiltration and Behavior AnalyticsScreenshot of Screenshot of Threat DetectionScreenshot of FortKnox Cyber VaultScreenshot of Site Continuity