Cohesity DataProtect vs. Commvault Complete Data Protection

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cohesity DataProtect
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Cohesity DataProtect is software-defined backup and recovery solution designed for the cloud.N/A
Commvault Complete Data Protection
Score 7.8 out of 10
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Commvault Complete Data Protection (formerly Complete Backup & Recovery) is the data backup and disaster recovery solution from Commvault, a combination of the company's Backup and Recovery product and its Disaster Recovery products. It provides solutions multi-cloud backup, protection for applications, databases, and virtual machines, end-point user data protection, and disaster recovery.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Cohesity DataProtect
Chose Cohesity DataProtect
Cohesity DataProtect is vastly simpler to use. Its interface is much more intuitive. Being that Cohesity DataProtect can be an applicance-based solution, deploying it is much simpler. Also, Cohesity DataProtect can provide the hardware so there is a single vendor for both …
Commvault Complete Data Protection

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Highlights

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Cohesity and Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery are both data center backup solutions designed to help organizations secure business data. Cohesity sports a simple to use interface that allows for data management from one panel.  For small businesses, Cohesity provides a simple to use software that can scale.  Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is most popular with mid-sized businesses that can use automation tools to reduce the demand on IT staff.

Features

Cohesity and Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery both help organizations with data security and restoration but they also have a few standout features that set them apart from each other.

Cohesity offers a simple to use interface that allows businesses to manage all of their data from a single panel.  This makes Cohesity a good choice for organizations with a lot of data sources that need to be backed up. Cohesity also offers a pay as you grow model that allows the software to scale as a business grows.

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery provides robust, enterprise level features for consolidating data silos.  Additionally, Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery provides automation tools supported by a proprietary artificial intelligence. These features allow businesses to expedite and automate processes like data archiving that are normally time consuming.

Limitations

Though Cohesity and Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery can both backup data, they also have a few limitations that are important to consider.

Cohesiry offers a simple interface and support for multiple data sources, but it lacks automation features.  As businesses grow the amount of data they store, processes like archiving can become time intensive and demanding on small teams.  Additionally, Cohesity doesn’t include as many advanced features for consolidating siloed data.

Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery provides enterprise level features, but can be expensive for smaller organizations, even with pay-as-you-grow options.  Additionally, Commvault provides automation features but isn’t as simple to use as Cohesity.  Businesses looking for a simple to use data backup solution may consider other options.

Pricing

Pricing for Cohesity is dependent on the amount of data stored, as well as the number of virtual machines backed up.  Businesses can expect to pay at least $300,000 over five years, with price increasing as storage needs increase.

Commvault does not provide exact pricing for Commvault Complete Backup and Recovery, though interested businesses can reach out to the vendor for a quote.

Features
Cohesity DataProtectCommvault Complete Data Protection
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Cohesity DataProtect
9.8
17 Ratings
9% above category average
Commvault Complete Data Protection
8.0
70 Ratings
1% below category average
Universal recovery8.116 Ratings8.462 Ratings
Instant recovery9.926 Ratings7.360 Ratings
Recovery verification9.915 Ratings7.563 Ratings
Business application protection9.913 Ratings8.266 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations9.915 Ratings8.465 Ratings
Incremental backup identification9.916 Ratings7.770 Ratings
Backup to the cloud10.011 Ratings7.052 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.916 Ratings8.468 Ratings
Snapshots9.914 Ratings8.565 Ratings
Flexible deployment9.916 Ratings7.359 Ratings
Management dashboard9.917 Ratings8.160 Ratings
Platform support9.917 Ratings8.360 Ratings
Retention options9.917 Ratings8.558 Ratings
Encryption9.915 Ratings8.457 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Cohesity DataProtect
8.9
6 Ratings
6% above category average
Commvault Complete Data Protection
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Ratings
Continuous data protection9.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics8.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection8.66 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
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Cohesity DataProtectCommvault Complete Data Protection
Small Businesses
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Cove Data Protection
Cove Data Protection
Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.6 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.6 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cohesity DataProtectCommvault Complete Data Protection
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(26 ratings)
8.3
(70 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(2 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.7
(12 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(15 ratings)
8.6
(81 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(10 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cohesity DataProtectCommvault Complete Data Protection
Likelihood to Recommend
Cohesity
Cohesity has been awesome. The performance (speed) that it has been able to provide has actually given me back time every month. I have to test my backups monthly, and the Cloning process that Cohesity has available from it's backup has given me days back each month. It just a few minutes I can have VMs restored for testing and documentation. This took a couple days with the previous vendor.
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Commvault
Commvault works well in a large environments with a variety of client types and data classes. With its policy-based configurations, it makes administration of large environments easier when configuring storage and retention, copies, schedules, client configs, etc. Commvault also backs up just about everything you can think of, and works with almost all storage and compute platforms, so there are rarely any cases where Commvault cannot accommodate.
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Pros
Cohesity
  • Ease of use - the platform is simple to manage and does not require a lot of daily care and feeding by my administrators
  • Reliable - the platform is able to protect my workloads reliably without a lot of backup failures
  • Great support - the Cohesity team has been a partner to us throughout our use of the solution, taking our feedback and implementing it as improvements to the platform.
  • Innovative - the Cohesity team is consistently working to improve the product and add new capabilities.
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Commvault
  • Commvault is the Swiss Army knife for data protection in an Enterprise environment. You name the environment and Commvvault has something to protect it. Very helpful in this on-prem/off-prem world that is developing into a DevOps world.
  • Improves our Disaster Recovery
  • Starting to utilize for data migration for VMware in places where Zerto is too expensive
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Cons
Cohesity
  • Reporting could always be better- executive-style reports have to be generated from data at multiple points.
  • Some tasks that could be brought to the UI that today we have to call support on (for example when an NFS mount is still active but we cannot see it from the UI)
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Commvault
  • For database restores, it has to restore the entire database in order to recover just one table.
  • Backups of virtual machines with direct attached storage is difficult.
  • I wish it covered cloud assets more thoroughly, like AWS ELBs and Security Groups.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cohesity
We have been very pleased with this backup solution. It is fast and reliable, and supports our VMware infrastructure. The company's support has been great, including proactively replacing our nodes when the flash memory was reporting high wear. Support is offered on-shore as well. We plan on continuing to use this product for the foreseeable future.
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Commvault
It is serving it's purpose and for companies that have a smaller IT staff, it is not time consuming to manage. Support for the product when needed has been very good and they are responsive when tickets are opened for support. The product is scalable so as we grow we can easily increase the resources as needed on the backend.
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Usability
Cohesity
Product was a one afternoon initial setup.
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Commvault
Have a interface very user friendly. You do not need a lot of training, or any formal training really, to get up and going and use nearly all of the functionality of the product. This facilitates the post-implementation company as it reduces costs with backup specialists and any trained analyst can take care of its infrastructure. One negative point is not all the options and features are in the HTML view.
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Reliability and Availability
Cohesity
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Commvault
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software.
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Performance
Cohesity
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Commvault
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed and provide to organizations with flexible and scalable software
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Support Rating
Cohesity
Support is quick to respond but lacks that ongoing responsiveness if the issue is not simple. There will be large gaps in replies if they need to resort to escalation and when there are timezone differences between yourself and the person who picked up the ticket.
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Commvault
I would rate Commvault's support as an 'average' support. Now that we have a very experienced guy working with Commvault, most of the time we can fix or do anything by ourselves. We had some issues with their support taking a really long time to respond and fix some issues in the past. In most cases we ended up appealing to the community, other peers, or Commvault's SE team.
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In-Person Training
Cohesity
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Commvault
Traning is very easy very helpful
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Online Training
Cohesity
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Commvault
Commvault training is very important and very helpful full for immplementation.
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Implementation Rating
Cohesity
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Commvault
Plan well and make sure you collect all the required information and details before going for implementation. Organize it in step by step or break the setup into different modules to make it simple.
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Alternatives Considered
Cohesity
IBM is good but it´s old and really big and not easy to manage. And the License fees and so are worth it. Veeam I have a look on and 4 years ago I selected Cohesity because it was easier to manage, dedup was better and it is one hyperconverged infrastructure. Rubrik is or was similar to Cohesity. But they are not so good in Data management on the boxes
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Commvault
In the past it has been necessary to leverage multiple products to provide a complete data protection solution. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery has been able to mirror the functions of competitive products while increasing functionality and management. Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery works cleanly in disparate environments that leverage dissimilar technologies and products.
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Scalability
Cohesity
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Commvault
Commvault Complete Backup & Recovery is designed to provide organizations with flexible and scalable software
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Return on Investment
Cohesity
  • It has freed up 40 hours a month of our service desk staff since they were able to stop focusing so intently on tape management.
  • We have gained time back on the engineers since they are not working tickets 10 hours a week just on backup issues.
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Commvault
  • I am not privy to ROI, but just having confidence and trust that Commvault will back up whatever needs backing up, and that we will always be able to restore it quickly, allows our technical people to concentrate on the problem at hand, knowing that we do not have to worry about the safety of the data. This saves time for some very expensive human resources and shortens schedules by eliminating a whole class of data safety and disaster recovery issues.
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