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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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli does well running file-level backups, but Exchange is clunky and restores are really hard. With no SharePoint agent, if you use SharePoint you will need another product like AvePoint DocAve. The web-based GUI console is MUCH improved over earlier versions, but you will still need to be a command-line guru to make Tivoli do everything, and local (node) config files still rule. This product was originally ported from Unix and retains may of its 'nix roots.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Cohesity
8.9
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.9
Universal recovery
Cohesity
8.8
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Live recovery
Cohesity
9.1
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.5
Recovery verification
Cohesity
8.3
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Business application protection
Cohesity
7.8
Tivoli Storage Manager
3.0
Multiple backup destinations
Cohesity
8.7
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Cohesity
9.1
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Backup to the cloud
Cohesity
8.8
Tivoli Storage Manager
Deduplication and file compression
Cohesity
9.4
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Snapshots
Cohesity
9.6
Tivoli Storage Manager
Flexible deployment
Cohesity
8.7
Tivoli Storage Manager
Management dashboard
Cohesity
8.7
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.0
Platform support
Cohesity
8.6
Tivoli Storage Manager
7.9
Retention options
Cohesity
9.3
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0
Encryption
Cohesity
9.4
Tivoli Storage Manager
10.0

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • The concept of "forever incremental" is very appealing to my understanding of how backups should happen.
  • The backups are tuned for fast restores and they sure are fast.
  • The media management is very good.
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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • I do not see anything at the moment that requires change or adjusting. TSM works great for what we need it to do.
  • Note worth mentioning: We never had the opportunity to explore the VM backup functionality, as we are currently using VMware snapshots. This data protection solution came highly recommended to any business environment running VWware / virtualization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cohesity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 1.0
Based on 1 answer
Not required, company closed.TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
Anonymous | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli Storage Manager 8.5
Based on 2 answers
The few times we've called for support we eventually got an answer, but it's IBM and a very big company and getting to a support agent is hard.
Scott Reese | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

Tivoli no longer has a SharePoint agent, others do. We are looking at a product that is agentless (runs in VMWare) to relieve our staff from installing and maintaining agents on 300 servers.
Scott Reese | 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

Tivoli Storage Manager

  • Simple, care free backups, especially if you do not use tapes and do not have to manage those.
  • Very fast restores as the libraries have everything available online.
  • Ease of locating the necessary data to restore
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cohesity

General

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

Tivoli Storage Manager

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cohesity
9.4
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cohesity
Tivoli Storage Manager
1.0

Usability

Cohesity
7.3
Tivoli Storage Manager

Support Rating

Cohesity
9.1
Tivoli Storage Manager
8.5

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