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Score 9.4 out of 100

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

StarWind VTL

We are only using the Veeam to StarWind VTL for Backblaze B2 functionality but for what it is intended for, it does the job well and we are very pleased with how time and money saving this solution is. Be prepared to spend a good amount of time going over the implementation documentation and reading the manual several times to get it right. We received top-notch support during the implementation and deployment process though, so that made the process a little easier.
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Cohesity
8.9
StarWind VTL
9.3
Universal recovery
Cohesity
8.8
StarWind VTL
Live recovery
Cohesity
9.1
StarWind VTL
Recovery verification
Cohesity
8.3
StarWind VTL
9.1
Business application protection
Cohesity
7.8
StarWind VTL
Multiple backup destinations
Cohesity
8.7
StarWind VTL
9.1
Incremental backup identification
Cohesity
9.1
StarWind VTL
9.1
Backup to the cloud
Cohesity
8.8
StarWind VTL
9.4
Deduplication and file compression
Cohesity
9.4
StarWind VTL
9.4
Snapshots
Cohesity
9.6
StarWind VTL
Flexible deployment
Cohesity
8.7
StarWind VTL
9.1
Management dashboard
Cohesity
8.7
StarWind VTL
9.4
Platform support
Cohesity
8.6
StarWind VTL
9.4
Retention options
Cohesity
9.3
StarWind VTL
9.4
Encryption
Cohesity
9.4
StarWind VTL
9.4

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

StarWind VTL

  • Works great with Veeam and Backblaze.
  • Affordable and reliable.
  • Support is quick to respond.
Anonymous | 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

StarWind VTL

  • Implementation and deployment is highly technical - could be easier & faster
  • Backups Management is somewhat tricky - could be refined further
Kevin Sipma | 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

StarWind VTL

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

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Great and reliable product with little need for support
Anonymous | 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

StarWind VTL

No answers on this topic

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

StarWind VTL

  • ROI was immediate as we got rid of expensive sneakernet backups with hard drives in a Pelican case
  • One-time cost of the product is very cost-effective
  • Support contracts are reasonable and we received excellent support throughout
  • We have much better peace-of-mind with our data being protected better
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cohesity

General

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

StarWind VTL

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cohesity
9.4
StarWind VTL
9.4

Usability

Cohesity
7.3
StarWind VTL

Support Rating

Cohesity
9.1
StarWind VTL
9.1

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