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Cohesity has been awesome. The performance (speed) that it has been able to provide has actually given me back time every month. I have to test my backups monthly, and the Cloning process that Cohesity has available from it's backup has given me days back each month. It just a few minutes I can have VMs restored for testing and documentation. This took a couple days with the previous vendor.
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Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Upgrades are typically easy and normally have either no issues or very few that are easily resolved (wait a month or 2 before upgrading) Using accelerator for the vm environment works well, and file level restores have been successful Full vm recovery has worked every time Backing up a physical server and restoring to a vm works as described GRT Exchange backups are pretty easy, to setup File level restores are simple Read full review Cons Reporting could always be better- executive-style reports have to be generated from data at multiple points. Some tasks that could be brought to the UI that today we have to call support on (for example when an NFS mount is still active but we cannot see it from the UI) Read full review Admin console SAP HANA application Templates should also be introduced instead of scripting SAP MAXDB application template should also be introduced Tape Management need improvement MOBILE connectivity is missing Admin console is so simple it should be more funcky or stylish Small database should also be considered for backup Read full review Likelihood to Renew
We have been very pleased with this backup solution. It is fast and reliable, and supports our VMware infrastructure. The company's support has been great, including proactively replacing our nodes when the flash memory was reporting high wear. Support is offered on-shore as well. We plan on continuing to use this product for the foreseeable future.
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Veritas continues to keep up with the backup game. There virtual machine backup capabilities are now top notch, and I believe they will prove valuable when our cloud presence demands a backup solution.
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Product was a one afternoon initial setup.
Read full review NetBackup provides a complete, flexible data protection solution for a variety of platforms . The platforms include Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and Linux systems. NetBackup lets you back up, archive, and restore files, folders or directories, and volumes or partitions that reside on your computer. During a backup or an archive, the client sends backup data across the network to a NetBackup server . The NetBackup server manages the type of storage that is specified in the backup policy. During a restore, users can browse, then select the files and directories to recover. Read full review Support Rating
Support is quick to respond but lacks that ongoing responsiveness if the issue is not simple. There will be large gaps in replies if they need to resort to escalation and when there are timezone differences between yourself and the person who picked up the ticket.
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Veritas support is very prompt and the acknowledgement/followup is hugely appreciable. They go deep to the issue and provide you satisfactory solutions. Creating ticket in portal is also very easy, does not adhere to severity priority, even if Sev2 response is very quick.
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IBM is good but it´s old and really big and not easy to manage. And the License fees and so are worth it. Veeam I have a look on and 4 years ago I selected Cohesity because it was easier to manage, dedup was better and it is one hyperconverged infrastructure.
is or was similar to Cohesity. But they are not so good in Data management on the boxes
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has the capability to sync data with a cloud storage source. This is great for a workstation where data is typically only for one user. However, Netbackup does a much better job for maintaining multiple levels of file restores for Enterprise Servers. Netbackup has a superior management console that does not rely on Cloud services in the event of an internet outage.
Read full review Contract Terms and Pricing Model Veritas NetBackup is very expensive , and I think price is the main reason which some customers don't want to use this solution. The price is fair. Most people have felt this solution was somewhat expensive. licensing model is based on the number of NetBackup clients, agents, servers, and options that NetBackup will be protecting or run on . A customer purchases the same number of licenses as the count of clients, agents, servers, and options. Read full review Professional Services Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review We never experienced a significant system or data loss during the time we used NetBackup. We restored individuals files and small databases based upon user mistakes, but we never had to implement a DR plan. From that aspect, it is difficult to evaluate the ROI. Backups are a commodity service. Features are very similar across multiple tools. Once you decide to stay on-prem or move to the cloud, the list of options are narrowed. Then it becomes a matter of price. From an administration and support perspective, the ROI is low. Vendor technical support is not always responsive. The first two tiers of support are not knowledgeable and their typical recommendation is to read the white paper. My small team spent a lot of time troubleshooting NetBackup, often without much vendor help. Read full review ScreenShots