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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.

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Cohesity DataProtect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    86%
    Veeam Backup & Replication ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    142 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    151 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    154 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    140 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    165 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    171 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    106 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    159 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    148 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    137 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    23 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    141 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    143 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    122 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cohesity DataProtect is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Veeam Backup & Replication is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Cohesity DataProtect

    97%
    19 Ratings
    9.0

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    90%
    387 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Cohesity DataProtect

    82%
    1 Rating
    9.9

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    99%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    Cohesity DataProtect

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    94%
    18 Ratings

    Availability

    Cohesity DataProtect

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    81%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    Cohesity DataProtect

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    73%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    Cohesity DataProtect

    79%
    15 Ratings
    9.8

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    98%
    36 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cohesity DataProtect

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    99%
    29 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Cohesity DataProtect

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    81%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cohesity DataProtect

    Cohesity checks all the boxes when it comes to backups to an on-prem appliance as well as offloading to the cloud as an offsite backup. If you are after some meaningful analytics around backups for reporting when some additional work will be needed as the built-in reporting does not seem too intuitive or useful for those who want more than just an understanding of whether the backup succeeded or failed - we need to understand which, files, directories, partitions or VMs and the cause.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    I think the only real issues with giving Veeam a 10 is that the resources taken by the VSS processes, as well as the toll taken on a host are hard to rationalize. We have seen issues with hosts being brought to sub-optimal performance while a backup is taking place. We have also seen hosts that take longer to backup their guests because the resources are over-utilized, especially for management and disk access.
    Josh Sauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cohesity DataProtect

    • 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.
    Michael Graff | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    • Veeam has built some very useful application-specific tools for recovering exchange server items, emails, etc.
    • Veeam is relatively simple to set up, but provides a lot of extended features should the need come one day. Features like replication and backup copy were not originally implemented in our project goals.
    • Support is outstanding, their SLAs are clearly outlined, and their engineers are easy to understand and their ticket opening flow is simple enough.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cohesity DataProtect

    • We attempted to use the archive feature to copy data to AWS, but this hasn't really worked out well for us.
    • I wish they would run a mailing list that informed of new versions or problems that others are seeing with the product.
    Carl Holzhauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    • Needs to be able to backup linux and mac instances as we have some use for that
    • I have heard nightmares for the cloud based backups and due to that I have steered from that attempt and went with a different company.
    • License costs could be better as the market has gotten more competitive in recent years.
    Christopher Shaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cohesity DataProtect

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cohesity DataProtect Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details
    Conact vendor for pricing information.

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Veeam Backup & Replication Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Veeam Backup Essentials$4001
    Backup & ReplicationContact sales team
    Availability SuiteContact sales team
    1. per year 5 licenses
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details
    Veeam sells through channel partners. Contact a partner for detailed pricing and quotes. Resellers or sales personnel are available for assistance.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cohesity DataProtect

    Cohesity DataProtect 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    It does everything we are looking for at this time at a reasonable price.
    John Predmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 9.9
    Based on 20 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 DataProtect

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 9.4
    Based on 18 answers
    Veeam is fairly simple in terms of how it is set up; its not an overly-complicated dashboard that can be intimidating to less technically-inclined users. Veeam also offers good instructional videos to help users work through how to do specific functions. I appreciate that they have specific video tutorials rather than having users scroll through a cumbersome manual.
    Cody Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Cohesity DataProtect

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 8.1
    Based on 4 answers
    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 DataProtect

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 7.3
    Based on 4 answers
    Veeam does a good job with backing up our servers in a timely manner. We are still at the beginning of our Veeam use and are pleased with the speed at which we can access the system as well as the backups and restore points. Veeam is definitely superior to our previous backup system in terms of speed and accessibility
    Cody Gordon | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Cohesity DataProtect

    Cohesity DataProtect 7.9
    Based on 15 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 9.8
    Based on 36 answers
    Support response can be slow and sometimes tedious if you have a non-generic issue in your environment. Due to my experience with Veeam, I often discover the solutions before support does, but on the rare occasion where I need a higher tier of support, their experience and skill set are excellent. If you truly find something odd in your environment, Veeam Support, Development and their teams of engineers will figure it out and provide custom hot-fixes when necessary.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Cohesity DataProtect

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 9.9
    Based on 29 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 DataProtect

    At the time of purchase, we had looked at Rubrik and StorageCraft (prior to Arcserve acquisition). Rubrik at the time seemed relatively comparable in terms of backup features but did not have the ability to provide unstructured data shares. Rubrik was also substantially more money. StorageCraft felt like a strong value play but didn't feel like it had the depth or breadth of Cohesity.
    Joshua Van Camp | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    We used Zerto and CA Arcserve to address these needs without migrating to Veeam Backup & Replication. Zerto is a very successful instant backup and we are still using it now. It does what Veeam application cannot do in instant replication. CA Arcserve, on the other hand, is clearly lagging behind the Veeam Backup & Replication product and does not meet today's requirements.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Cohesity DataProtect

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Veeam Backup & Replication

    Veeam Backup & Replication 8.1
    Based on 3 answers
    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 DataProtect

    • 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

    • Veeam Backup & Replication made it possible to restore a crashed virtual server quickly and without problems to another Hyper-V host. With Windows Server Backup it would have taken longer and more effort to get the same result.
    • With Veeam Backup & Replication we're making sure we have a good and functional backup which makes our software developers feel safer that their projects are really getting backupped
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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