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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.9

    Azure Backup

    89%

    Cohesity Helios

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Backup ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    8.9
    89%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    8.6
    86%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.8
    88%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    9.4
    94%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File search

    6.9
    69%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    9.7
    97%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    9.3

    Azure Backup

    93%

    Cohesity Helios

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Backup ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    9.4
    94%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File organization

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device management

    9.6
    96%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    8.7

    Azure Backup

    87%

    Cohesity Helios

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Azure Backup ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reliability

    9.4
    94%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    7.8
    78%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Azure Backup

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.9

    Cohesity Helios

    89%
    Cohesity Helios ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    39 Ratings

    Instant recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    41 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    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
    7.2
    72%
    44 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    42 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    40 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    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
    9.9
    99%
    42 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cohesity Helios is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Azure Backup

    93%
    10 Ratings
    9.9

    Cohesity Helios

    99%
    44 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Cohesity Helios

    91%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    Azure Backup

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    Cohesity Helios

    86%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.5

    Azure Backup

    95%
    7 Ratings
    9.9

    Cohesity Helios

    99%
    36 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Cohesity Helios

    91%
    1 Rating

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    Cohesity Helios

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Professional Services

    Azure Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Cohesity Helios

    88%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Microsoft

    Azure Backup is suitable for companies of various sizes, with varying amounts of data. The cost of the investment should be thought out carefully so that there are no bad surprises with unnecessary files going to Azure Backup. The interface is friendly and easy to configure and it does not require your company to have a backup expert. It is highly recommended for companies with smaller number of servers and better if the servers are already running in an Azure environment.
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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

    Microsoft

    • Microsoft products (especially Azure) integration (Windows/Azure SQL instances).
    • Easy to implement and to administer.
    • Friendly interface, compatible to Azure visual identity.
    • Easy to back up and restore.
    • Relatively good backup performance.
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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

    Microsoft

    • There are more features than you need, just learn how to do it.
    • Really, it is constantly being developed, so I don't think of anything.
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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

    Azure Backup

    Starting Price

    $0 per GB

    Editions & Modules

    Azure Backup editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Storage in GB/Month$0.0224 to $0.05691
    Backup Instance <50GB$5.00 + storage consumed2
    Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB$10.00 + storage consumed3
    Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed4

    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

      Microsoft

      This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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      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

      Microsoft

      One of the differentials of the solution is the high level of guarantee and support of the Azure Backup solution. Microsoft is a reference in a technology company with a highly trained support team and helps us with any questions or technical problems with the tool. Service is fast and efficient with trained engineers.
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      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

      Microsoft

      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

      Microsoft

      Azure Backup is based on the most secure and encrypted cloud storage facility available...Microsoft. They have been doing this a long time and have ironed out all the kinks, leaving only the good and dependable solution in place. Azure Backup is fast also, you do not have major delays and internet throttling happening from Microsoft, unlike nearly all other competitors. Have you ever tried downloading a backup you have in the cloud from any solution other than Microsoft Azure Backup? If you have, you know they throttle the speed drastically and it could take you more than an hour to restore just 100mb of data. Most server backups are over 50 GB, some of mine are over 1.5 TB. With those slow speeds it could take weeks to recover your system just because you are waiting on the download to finish. Those companies then offer to send you an external drive with your data on it...but for a major price tag! You should not have to pay extra to get your data back and should not have to wait more than an hour to get it all downloaded either. Microsoft does not throttle Azure Backup downloads and I can almost guarantee that they have faster speeds than you have, meaning that you will be able to download at your maximum internet speeds and recover your systems quickly!
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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

      Microsoft

      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

      Microsoft

      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

      Microsoft

      • The ability to provide customers with peace of mind that their VM's are protected.
      • Low cost as you only pay for the storage.
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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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