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Highlights

Veeam Backup and Replication and Cohesity are both data center backup solutions that prevent critical data loss and enable businesses to archive and restore data. Veeam Backup and Replication is most popular with mid-sized businesses, though it is also used by small and large enterprises. This could be due to Veeam Backup and Replication’s flexible pricing packages that make it accessible to teams of all sizes. Cohesity is used most often by mid-sized to large enterprises, perhaps due to fast data recovery speeds.

Features

Veeam Backup and Replication and Cohesity both include key data backup features including data backup and recovery, but they also have a few standout features that set them apart from each other.

Veeam Backup and Replication offers high-speed data backup in the form of snapshots, so virtual machines can be restored with ease. Additionally, Veeam Backup and Replication includes many integrations that allow it to fit well in most IT infrastructures. Veeam Backup and Replication also compresses data well, allowing for the archiving and protection of large amounts of data.

Cohesity is an easy to use and implement data center backup technology that allows users to store files on the cloud and pull them down individually. This makes it simple for businesses to restore individual files as needed. Cohesity also provides fast recovery speeds so when data needs to be recovered, wait times will be short before users can access the data again.

Limitations

Though Veeam Backup and Replication and Cohesity both provide essential data backup features, they also have a few limitations that are worth considering.

Veeam Backup and Replication is able to create snapshots quickly, but the data restoration process is slow compared to Cohesity. Slower recovery means that if a lot of data is lost it will take a significant amount of time to restore systems, which can be costly for some businesses. The process of creating backups and recovering data is also more complex with Veeam Backup and Replication compared to Cohesity.

Cohesity creates snapshots slower than Veeam Backup and Replication, this can result in greater potential data loss if there is a disaster during the snapshot process. Similarly, If a business uses Cohesity to create multiple snapshots in a day, the time spent backing up data is more significant than it would be using Veeam Backup and Replication.

Pricing

Veeam Backup and Replication is priced at $1,200.00 per year, though there are less feature-complete options available. The Veeam Backup Starter package is only $400.00 per year but lacks almost all analytics features included in the Veeam Backup and Replication Package. This package will be sufficient for users that only need data backup and recovery features.

Cohesity does not provide exact pricing publicly, though businesses can reach out to the vendor for a detailed quote.

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

Should you have a virtualization infrastructure based on Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware vSphere, should you host several virtual machines some in production, some in acceptance, should you have a business model where you do regular upgrades and deploy new releases or just want to have a backup capability in case of business critical application requiring disaster recovery capabilities, should you keep backup footprint as small as possible, care for a community edition for smaller businesses and full edition for more corporate environment, this tool is for you.
Stefan Zuban | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Cohesity
8.9
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Universal recovery
Cohesity
8.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Live recovery
Cohesity
9.1
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Recovery verification
Cohesity
8.3
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Business application protection
Cohesity
7.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Cohesity
8.7
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Incremental backup identification
Cohesity
9.1
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Backup to the cloud
Cohesity
8.8
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.2
Deduplication and file compression
Cohesity
9.4
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6
Snapshots
Cohesity
9.6
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9
Flexible deployment
Cohesity
8.7
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Management dashboard
Cohesity
8.7
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.2
Platform support
Cohesity
8.6
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.7
Retention options
Cohesity
9.3
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8
Encryption
Cohesity
9.4
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.6

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • It offers various backup types. If the infrastructure can handle the forever incremental or reverse incremental options, these are very efficient on space usage.
  • The interface is easy to use. There are a lot of options within the software, but it's never felt overwhelming to figure out and adjust job settings.
  • Restores are simple and offer great options. Even full VM restores are easy to do. File-level restores offer multiple ways to restore files, such as to a different location, or the same, then making copies of any collision files.
Adam Friedli | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Veeam Backup and Recovery performance is particularly reliant on the performance capability of your backup infrastructure. Your network and disk resources WILL get taxed, so make sure to prepare properly. If your backup infrastructure is slow, your backups will be slow.
  • Backup and Recovery does have a wizard to make recommendations on how to build out the backup infrastructure for large environments, so you should have experts involved in the proper configuration.
  • Some backup/replication jobs do not process in one day. Example - We have some VMs that are quite large, so the processing of VMs can take several days when we change disk sizes.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cohesity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.9
Based on 10 answers
I really have no complaints about Veeam Backup & Replication. Their service has been excellent and the cost is minimal in comparison to other services I checked out. Implementation wasn't simple and the Veeam Support team was there to help each step of the way.
George Rodgers-Clark | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.8
Based on 9 answers
We've been using Veeam Backup & Replication for several years in our
organization, and we perform backups in all of our environments every
night. It’s one of the simplest yet effective and reliable solutions in
the market for the backup segment. You can check out the free Veeam
agent, so you can get an idea of the full product.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cohesity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The Veeam Backup & Replication solution is up and running every time you need it as it was planned. In more than 3 years that we have been using the product every night, it might have failed or presented an error once or twice, so the availability percentage is almost at 100%.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cohesity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0
Based on 1 answer
To identify a bottleneck in the data path, Veeam Backup & Replication
detects the component with the maximum workload, the component
that works for the most time of the job. For example, you use a
low-speed storage device as the backup repository. Even if VM data is
retrieved from the SAN storage on the source side and transported over a
high-speed link, VM data flow will still be impaired at the backup
repository.
Guillermo Villamizar | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 9.2
Based on 27 answers
Veeam support is good and the Net Promoter Score of +70 says so. However, in many cases the problems come from the hypervisor side or generation of snapshots that do not depend on Veeam and can corrupt the backup data. In general, the Veeam support does a good follow-up until determining the root problem and proceeding with the necessary remediation.
Diego Gamez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cohesity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.5
Based on 16 answers
(I assume this question should say "Veeam" and not "Crownpeak Universal Consent Platform")Planning is key. Planning your backup schedule, size, data restore points, replication if you're doing that, &c. Testing is also important; make sure you back something up and then do a test restore. Set up alerts so you know if things aren't working (or even if they are, always good to know that too).
Robert Paul | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

Unlike many of the vendors above, Veeam is providing a solution that scales from one workload to hundreds and fits comprehensively in any of the spaces between without compromising the core functionality and feature set that makes it such a great product. Veeam are confident in the solution they provide and with good reason, the tag line "It just works" is very appropriate
Michael Davey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cohesity

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Veeam Backup & Replication

Veeam Backup & Replication 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Scalability can be addressed in many ways, but there is a consequence:
Higher performance and smaller backup windows may put too much stress on
production storage, and therefore, on its performance and Availability
to production workloads. To reduce stress on production storage, version
9.5 introduces a new way of reading VM disks that is optimized for
enterprise storage.
Guillermo Villamizar | 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

Veeam Backup & Replication

  • Positive in compliance with DR and backup/recovery policies.
  • Positive ROI although smaller organizations may struggle to justify the cost.
  • Positive in terms of man-hours needed for support. Generally speaking, it doesn't need much support, once setup it can often be "forgotten."
Martin Tillbrook | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cohesity

General

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

Veeam Backup & Replication

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cohesity
9.4
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Cohesity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.9

Usability

Cohesity
7.3
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.8

Reliability and Availability

Cohesity
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.0

Performance

Cohesity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.0

Support Rating

Cohesity
9.1
Veeam Backup & Replication
9.2

Implementation Rating

Cohesity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.5

Scalability

Cohesity
Veeam Backup & Replication
8.0

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