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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

The SQL database structure and application-consistent snapshots to local storage and recovery are very well done. The interface is nicely made and it is an intuitive design that needs very little training to use. The Restore from the Cloud function is cumbersome and slow, that could be improved by downloading and finding parts needed, instead of the entire backup media.
John Carver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Cohesity Helios
9.1
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
8.3
Universal recovery
Cohesity Helios
9.1
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
9.0
Live recovery
Cohesity Helios
9.4
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
7.1
Recovery verification
Cohesity Helios
8.8
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
5.7
Business application protection
Cohesity Helios
8.5
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
8.1
Multiple backup destinations
Cohesity Helios
9.2
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
9.5
Incremental backup identification
Cohesity Helios
9.4
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
8.5
Backup to the cloud
Cohesity Helios
9.0
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Cohesity Helios
9.3
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
7.1
Snapshots
Cohesity Helios
9.7
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
8.5
Flexible deployment
Cohesity Helios
9.0
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
8.1
Management dashboard
Cohesity Helios
8.8
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
9.0
Platform support
Cohesity Helios
8.5
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
9.5
Retention options
Cohesity Helios
9.2
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
8.1
Encryption
Cohesity Helios
9.3
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
9.0

Pros

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

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

  • Faster deployment.
  • Easy to use.
  • Native integration to the hypervisor.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

  • The rollout of the file level backup is still not there.
  • The Restore from the Cloud function is not ideal and needs lots of work.
  • Backups being in native format would be nice for certain files.
John Carver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cohesity Helios

Cohesity Helios 9.0
Based on 2 answers
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

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

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Support Rating

Cohesity Helios

Cohesity Helios 9.2
Based on 45 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

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Since we've used the HCYU solution, it has helped us achieve a policy of backups with compliance, and has been super effective.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

No score
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Alternatives Considered

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

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

I have used several backup programs, I selected 2 just to be brief. The best thing I see with HYCU over Veeam is that it is much more difficult for an attacker if inside the network to gain access to the backups and objects saved in the backup storage. The best part about HYCU over Bacula is that it is much easier to use and more stable. The interface alone will save you from time and energy using other products
John Carver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

  • Licensing model.
  • Software based.
  • Simple architecture.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cohesity Helios

General

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

HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cohesity Helios
9.6
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Cohesity Helios
9.1
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

Usability

Cohesity Helios
9.0
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

Support Rating

Cohesity Helios
9.2
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix
9.5

Implementation Rating

Cohesity Helios
9.1
HYCU Backup & Recovery for Nutanix

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