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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    AWS Backup

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Cohesity Helios

    90%
    Cohesity Helios ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    39 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    41 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    37 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    39 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    41 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    42 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    34 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    44 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    42 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    40 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    44 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    44 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    44 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    42 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS Backup is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Cohesity Helios is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    AWS Backup

    81%
    9 Ratings
    9.9

    Cohesity Helios

    99%
    44 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Cohesity Helios

    91%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.5

    AWS Backup

    95%
    2 Ratings
    8.6

    Cohesity Helios

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.4

    AWS Backup

    94%
    8 Ratings
    9.8

    Cohesity Helios

    98%
    36 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    AWS Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Cohesity Helios

    91%
    1 Rating

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    AWS Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Cohesity Helios

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Professional Services

    AWS Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Cohesity Helios

    88%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AWS Backup

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cohesity Helios

    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.
    Emma Summers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AWS Backup

    • Backups - it's what it does.
    Matt Hoffman | 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

    AWS Backup

    • 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)
    Anonymous | 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

    Pricing Details

    AWS Backup

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.01 per GB per month

    AWS Backup Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Backup Storage - Warm Storage$0.0951
    Backup Storage - Cold Storage$0.011
    Restore - Warm Storage$0.021
    Restore - Cold Storage$0.031
    Restore - Item-Level Restore$0.502
    1. per GB per month
    2. per request
    Additional Pricing Details

    Cohesity Helios

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cohesity Helios Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Usability

    AWS Backup

    AWS Backup 9.5
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    Chris Barretto | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cohesity Helios

    Cohesity Helios 8.6
    Based on 8 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    AWS Backup

    AWS Backup 9.4
    Based on 8 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cohesity Helios

    Cohesity Helios 9.8
    Based on 36 answers
    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!
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    AWS Backup

    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

    AWS Backup

    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.
    Oscar Martinez | 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

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    AWS Backup

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cohesity Helios

    Cohesity Helios 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Professional Services

    AWS Backup

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Cohesity Helios

    Cohesity Helios 8.8
    Based on 3 answers
    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.
    Emma Summers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AWS Backup

    • 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.
    Daniel Cauley | 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

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