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Score 8.2 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

7.9

Barracuda Backup

79%
8.9

Cohesity Helios

89%
Cohesity Helios ranks higher in 11/14 features

Universal recovery

8.8
88%
27 Ratings
9.9
99%
39 Ratings

Instant recovery

6.3
63%
30 Ratings
9.9
99%
41 Ratings

Recovery verification

7.9
79%
29 Ratings
8.5
85%
37 Ratings

Business application protection

8.7
87%
24 Ratings
7.1
71%
39 Ratings

Multiple backup destinations

8.8
88%
31 Ratings
8.9
89%
41 Ratings

Incremental backup identification

8.4
84%
32 Ratings
9.9
99%
42 Ratings

Backup to the cloud

9.2
92%
33 Ratings
9.0
90%
34 Ratings

Deduplication and file compression

8.3
83%
34 Ratings
7.2
72%
44 Ratings

Snapshots

6.0
60%
25 Ratings
9.0
90%
42 Ratings

Flexible deployment

6.3
63%
18 Ratings
8.0
80%
40 Ratings

Management dashboard

6.4
64%
20 Ratings
9.9
99%
44 Ratings

Platform support

8.3
83%
20 Ratings
8.9
89%
44 Ratings

Retention options

8.8
88%
20 Ratings
9.0
90%
44 Ratings

Encryption

9.0
90%
16 Ratings
9.9
99%
42 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Barracuda Backup is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Cohesity Helios is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

Barracuda Backup

76%
34 Ratings
9.9

Cohesity Helios

99%
44 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Barracuda Backup

100%
2 Ratings
9.1

Cohesity Helios

91%
1 Rating

Usability

8.2

Barracuda Backup

82%
3 Ratings
8.6

Cohesity Helios

86%
8 Ratings

Availability

7.0

Barracuda Backup

70%
2 Ratings

Cohesity Helios

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.0

Barracuda Backup

90%
2 Ratings

Cohesity Helios

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.6

Barracuda Backup

96%
12 Ratings
9.9

Cohesity Helios

99%
36 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

Barracuda Backup

80%
2 Ratings
9.1

Cohesity Helios

91%
1 Rating

Configurability

8.0

Barracuda Backup

80%
1 Rating

Cohesity Helios

N/A
0 Ratings

Contract Terms and Pricing Model

Barracuda Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cohesity Helios

82%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

5.0

Barracuda Backup

50%
1 Rating

Cohesity Helios

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

7.0

Barracuda Backup

70%
1 Rating

Cohesity Helios

N/A
0 Ratings

Professional Services

Barracuda Backup

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Cohesity Helios

88%
3 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.0

Barracuda Backup

80%
1 Rating

Cohesity Helios

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

10.0

Barracuda Backup

100%
1 Rating

Cohesity Helios

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

There are few scenarios that it's not well suited for as long as it's either VMware or Agent Based installations. I have not had success with directly backing up a non-Windows file share. I would definitely test the product first if you are not planning to directly backup through an agent.
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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

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

  • Quickness to deploy. You will not need an expert to get this up and running.
  • Extremely intuitive interface: Brand new techs can pick this up without much training.
  • Global Accessibility: The cloud interface allows administrators to access their backups from everywhere for quick restores after hours.
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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

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

  • In some of the older version of the software, drilling down to restore a single files was quite the process. It's still a little slow to this day, but improvements have been made.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to spin up a virtual machine directly on the backup appliance in the event of a failed server. At current time you need a Hyper-v or VMWare environment to restore a failed machine to.
  • Once you put the device in cloud control mode, some of your options are limited when you log directly into the local appliance. I personally would like to see all the options remain the same so I can administer the device the same remotely and I would sitting in front of it.
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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

Barracuda Backup

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Barracuda Backup 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      Love the units
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      Cohesity

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
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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

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      They are always quick to get you routed to a tech support person and always get follow up after contacting them. Last experience was amazing, she adjusted my boxes and they perform even better. I cannot say enough about the support. We had some trouble with one of the windows servers leaving the volume shadow copy out there and would fail. They worked with us to adjust and get working. After that it has been months since I have had to do anything with the server to keep the backups running.
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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

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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      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

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      I'm much happier with how Barracuda lays out their console and user interface. Acronis is a great product and you do get what you expect. But to have a the learning curve personally cut by at least 50% is a great thing to have when it comes to training new members to the IT team and getting them up to speed of our procedures.
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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

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      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

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      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

      Barracuda Networks, Inc.

      • We've had a couple situations where we've had to pull data back down from the BBS cloud and while it can take a while sometimes, we haven't had an issue where we haven't been able to restore something that we needed. Overall it has been very reliable.
      • We've had to implement two other backup systems in addition to Barracuda Backup and dedicate our BBSs to just mission-critical data because we're size-locked in our appliances. Upgrading to larger models is not financially viable at the moment and we can't expand their internal storage or point them to an iSCSI share or likewise. We brought in other systems to handle non-critical and virtual data because of those storage limitations.
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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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