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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

For a CSP it's the best choice. For internal uses, even in presence of different business units, it's not so easy and flexible to manage. It assures a high level of multitenancy, often not needed for internal purposes. But it could be used in this case, just not created for these purposes. Network management is great.
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

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

Workload Automation

Cohesity
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
7.2
Multi-platform scheduling
Cohesity
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.2
Central monitoring
Cohesity
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.0
Logging
Cohesity
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
7.9
Alerts and notifications
Cohesity
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.8
Analysis and visualization
Cohesity
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0
Application integration
Cohesity
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • The advantage to using vCloud Director is it a cloud based application allowing access anywhere. I have the ability to make changes to our virtual environment without being in the office or using a vpn.
  • The vCloud Director provides a lot of the same features as vSphere.
Michael O'Riley | 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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • It is not good for end users or customers to use. The UI is geared more towards VMware admins.
  • There is somewhat of a learning curve to it, you have to think through and plan out how you want to set your OVDC and PVDCs up. It takes a lot of architecture experience.
  • Once you built workloads in vCloud director, it's real difficult to take them out or manage them directly in vSphere. This is a huge pain.
John Wellen | 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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

No score
No answers yet
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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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Like most VMware, the vCloud Director support is not the best.
Esteban Rey | 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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Hyper-V is built on a Windows platform that includes services not needed for the virtual environment adding overhead. With vCloud I'm not required to maintain a host OS or it's updates. The requirement to maintain storage devices is no longer needed with vCloud as well.
Michael O'Riley | 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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • Time to market = 0 means profits almost immediate after investment
  • Customers trust the VMware brand more than any other
  • Elasticity: allowing the company to choose the best HW in the lower layer
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cohesity

General

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

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cohesity
9.4
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

Usability

Cohesity
7.3
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Support Rating

Cohesity
9.1
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
3.0

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