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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco HyperFlex

HyperFlex is great option if you are looking for a high performance and reliable hyper-converged platform. We do not have to spend a great deal of time with administration of the platform, and can easily monitor the system health via Cisco Intersight.We are still investigating the evolving stretch cluster capabilities, and have not fully vetted those capabilities to replace our existing converged virtual infrastructure yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cohesity Helios

Cohesity checks all the boxes when it comes to backups to an on-prem appliance as well as offloading to the cloud as an offsite backup. If you are after some meaningful analytics around backups for reporting when some additional work will be needed as the built-in reporting does not seem too intuitive or useful for those who want more than just an understanding of whether the backup succeeded or failed - we need to understand which, files, directories, partitions or VMs and the cause.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
9.0
Universal recovery
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
9.0
Live recovery
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
9.3
Recovery verification
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
8.7
Business application protection
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
8.3
Multiple backup destinations
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
9.3
Backup to the cloud
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
8.9
Deduplication and file compression
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
9.3
Snapshots
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
9.6
Flexible deployment
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
8.9
Management dashboard
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
8.8
Platform support
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
8.6
Retention options
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
9.2
Encryption
Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
9.4

Pros

Cisco HyperFlex

  • Cisco Hyperflex integrates network and security services suing compute , network and storage
  • Cisco Hyperflex provides Cisco Intersight platform to manage the entire clusters and go with non disruptive upgrades
  • Cisco Hyperflex edge provides integration between Intersight and Cisco SDWAN vManage which helps in deployment , management and extensive security
Anonymous | 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

Cisco HyperFlex

  • I feel that Cisco team should work hard in simplifying the HX version upgrade process. Currently there are many dependancies to be taken care of and the process is felt to be quite complicated.
  • We have automated teething issues in day to day operations using PowerShell. However, when it comes to the HX Controller VM, we could not fetch desired details. Using PowerShell, we were looking to fetch the details like which is the master controller VM (truly useful while troubleshooting and while performing upgrades).
  • Finally, if Cisco could give an option to add a datastore using PowerShell, it will help automate ops processes and provide a faster turnaround to business.
  • In a nutshell, Cisco should open up more so that organisations can use scripting for automation and setting up custom alerts.
Suresh Patare | 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

Usability

Cisco HyperFlex

No score
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Cohesity Helios

Cohesity Helios 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is very intuitive and gives a good overview of the status of your backup jobs. Its a full html5 environment which can be used in very browser and is available on every device through the use of private connections to the office. When going to implement Cohesity it is as easy as putting it in the rack and configuring your network. The environment does the rest. Once configured new nodes can be added by configuring them with the correct network.We use it in a VMware vCenter environment with vCloud Director on top. Since the latest version vCloud Director is an official source for your backups. This means that resoring to vCloud Director is a posibility as well. This makes the multi-tenancy and self service capability for our users an easy to use function. It can be implemented as a plugin within the Cloud portal for users to leverage.The path to vCloud Director support took a while but now that we are there I can give it an 8.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex 8.2
Based on 10 answers
Support with Cisco depends a lot on the type of contract you have, which is something to consider when purchasing the Cisco HyperFlex solution. In most cases, the resolution time for problems is good, although there are times that it may take longer than expected depending on the problem that arises and the expertise of the engineer who is attending to the problem. Regarding hardware replacement, response times are punctual, according to the policy contract.
Oscar Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cohesity Helios

Cohesity Helios 9.1
Based on 44 answers
They are always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The support is easy to reach and the reaction times are on point. Several times I had called with my system being down and the person who answered the call would require a support rep call me back. Some of these call backs would be 1-2 hours later. When needed, the support will scale up to deliver the right support for the right cases. When asking for detailed information about a problem they always help you to understand the problem and the underlying causes better.
Scott Noel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco HyperFlex

Interestingly enough, depending on which box you purchased the two may be able to be combined into one setup. The UCS series is great and provides a lot of compute but lacks the storage. Hyperfex has a bit less compute but contains lots of storage space and memory needed for VDI
Nick Darnell | 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

Return on Investment

Cisco HyperFlex

  • Easy to implement
  • Resiliency
  • Availability
  • Integrity & Speed of the product
  • I have had bad experience with HX version upgrade procedure, It's not very user friendly.
  • There should be way to store Backup on cloud so as to restore easily in the event of outage.
Kiran Kumbhar | 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

Pricing Details

Cisco HyperFlex

General

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

Cohesity Helios

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco HyperFlex
9.0
Cohesity Helios
9.5

Usability

Cisco HyperFlex
Cohesity Helios
7.3

Support Rating

Cisco HyperFlex
8.2
Cohesity Helios
9.1

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