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Likelihood to Recommend

Cohesity

Cohesity is best suited for a highly virtualized environment, although they do have agents for bare metal. But who runs non-virtualized workloads these days anyhow? Not any organization which would invest in best class backup, anyhow.We find that the search features make file-level restores so much easier -- now a partial filename is all we need to get going, and we can see a file's change history by date so we no longer have to hunt for the last changed version. You will want 10GB network capability for this solution to really shine -- each node has dual SFP+ connections for data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Safe Backup

SQL Safe is appropriate and well-suited for any backup scenario. Having used SQL Safe, I probably wouldn't want to manage a set of servers in the future without it. If you only have a couple of SQL servers, it might not be worth the spend as there are well-maintained free options that are very functional (though they do require more technical knowledge). But I can't think of a scenario where SQL Safe wouldn't be appropriate.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Cohesity
8.9
SQL Safe Backup
7.6
Universal recovery
Cohesity
8.8
SQL Safe Backup
8.0
Live recovery
Cohesity
9.1
SQL Safe Backup
7.1
Recovery verification
Cohesity
8.3
SQL Safe Backup
8.1
Business application protection
Cohesity
7.8
SQL Safe Backup
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Cohesity
8.7
SQL Safe Backup
7.1
Incremental backup identification
Cohesity
9.1
SQL Safe Backup
7.1
Backup to the cloud
Cohesity
8.8
SQL Safe Backup
6.1
Deduplication and file compression
Cohesity
9.4
SQL Safe Backup
9.0
Snapshots
Cohesity
9.6
SQL Safe Backup
7.0
Flexible deployment
Cohesity
8.7
SQL Safe Backup
7.0
Management dashboard
Cohesity
8.7
SQL Safe Backup
6.2
Platform support
Cohesity
8.6
SQL Safe Backup
7.0
Retention options
Cohesity
9.3
SQL Safe Backup
8.0
Encryption
Cohesity
9.4
SQL Safe Backup
9.0

Pros

Cohesity

  • Easy to use and setup new backup and restore jobs.
  • Extremely fast recovery time, can spin a VMware backup VM up in well under a minute.
  • Granular recovery search options, easy to find specific files or systems to recover (or SQL DB).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Safe Backup

  • Data reduction.
  • Encryption.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Safe Backup

  • When you're adding a new SQL server, sometimes the install from the management server to the SQL server will fail. I'm guessing this happens because of some version difference in Windows components or similar. Not a huge deal because you can just copy the agent to the SQL server and install it there, but considering how easy everything else is, I would expect this to be a little more fluid.
  • I ran into a situation where part of our business decided to move their servers to a third-party data center. When they took away a SQL server that I was managing with SQL Safe, anything having to do with that policy took forever. Click. Wait 10 minutes. Window reacts. I'm guessing this is because the Management Console is trying super hard to contact the server in question, but I wish it handled losing a server better than it does.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cohesity

Cohesity 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

SQL Safe Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cohesity

Cohesity 9.1
Based on 25 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

SQL Safe Backup

SQL Safe Backup 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We actually haven't had to use support for Safe Backup very often since it runs pretty well out of the box. When we have had to call for support we haven't seen any issues with response time of getting answers to our questions or issues.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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.
Kris Olson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Safe Backup

SQL Safe is the first managed backup solution I've used. Before SQL Safe I used SQL's native backup mechanism and scheduling. And as an extension of that I used Ola Hallengren's SQL Server Maintenance Solution (which is a set of scripts that take amazing advantage of SQL's native capabilities). However whenever changes were needed (moving backups to new storage, adding/removing a server), it just took a long time because I had to touch each server. With SQL Safe, I can seriously change the backup location of every server I have by changing one policy setting. Likewise, I can quickly add or remove a server from being backed up with a few simple clicks.
Greg Goss | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jay Stelmach | TrustRadius Reviewer

SQL Safe Backup

  • SQL Safe backup has reduced our storage footprint for SQL Backups significantly. This has kept us from having to buy new expensive storage.
  • Our DBA's are able to self manage backups and restores of SQL servers - So this has freed up our backup administrators to focus on other things.
Mark McCully | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cohesity

General

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

SQL Safe Backup

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cohesity
9.4
SQL Safe Backup
8.1

Usability

Cohesity
7.3
SQL Safe Backup

Support Rating

Cohesity
9.1
SQL Safe Backup
7.0

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