Likelihood to Recommend
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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The Veeam on IBM Cloud functions [is] easy to set on the first time to use the platform and the effective capability on predictive disaster, easy to backup the most important data through the Veeam on IBM Cloud functionalities. The features [have] multiple different responsibilities like copy data management, effective data restore functions among many more.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review The program installation is straight forward and uncomplicated. Once running it does not put a drain on system resources. After the initial backup subsequent backups are quick. It does what it is deigned to do and they have kept it simple for a reason. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review The reporting could use some work. If you have a client who has some serious audit controls in place, you may find yourself creating the report versus depending on the system do that piece for you. My complaint would be with the notification emails. They are not configurable and come out regardless of whether a backup set completed or is still running. The scheduling is a little clunky. It would be much nicer if the backup could be "continuous" anytime it's connected to the Internet (similar to Carbonite). Read full review Likelihood to Renew
It's reasonably priced and works well, we actually just bought a new larger cluster late last year
Read full review Usability
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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Veeam is very easy to use once fully on-boarded and trained. Part of the reason we can respond to a critical situation swiftly is that it is so easy to use. We did take 2 years to be fully comfortable with the product as we tested it with others, but once we committed to Veeam, there was no question about it.
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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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At the moment I cannot say anything bad about the overall provided services. It's holding me back to put the mark even higher as other cloud solutions have their advantages as well, so I can't rate this one higher than competitor ones. However the experience is really positive to the moment and it has delivered always.
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The layout of how to implement consistency should be thought through beforehand. Changing it after the application is time-consuming.
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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.
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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Veeam BLOWS AWAY Veritas in terms of reliability, recoverability, and Especially PRICE! Veritas is literally thousands of dollar more than comparable Veeam Software. Veritas's support is virtually non-existent. I believe the only reason Veritas is even still in business is because of their reputation as the ONLY backup software a decade or more ago. If you use Veritas, I HIGHLY recommend throwing it away and trying out Veeam - You will NOT go back to Veritas!
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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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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.
Read full review Return on Investment Savings from a unified platform to manage secondary and archival data. Savings from retiring older tape backup solution, which had very high licensing and running costs. Offloading snapshots from costly tier 1 storage to Cohesity. NFS/SMB shares replaces the older file storage. Help with disaster recovery planning and implementation. Read full review We solved a problem where we needed a backup for some remote clients and paying the cost for local backup was not feasible. allows us to put a solid backup and recovery solution in a client with very little monthly cost. Business backup and recovery, disaster recovery, hybrid data protection (onsite and cloud), server and workstation backup. Read full review ScreenShots Veeam on IBM Cloud Screenshots