Reviews (1-25 of 40)
- Backups - Cohesity makes it very easy to backup our VMware environment. They also have specialized backups for Active Directory, SQL, O365 Email, and legacy storage devices.
- File services - Cohesity allows us to easily provision new SMB file shares.
- 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.
- The elastic search function allows us to find the files we need to restore even when the user can't remember.
- The back ups are reliable and do not need hand holding.
- I would like to see an easier filtering mechanism on the elastic search.
- We use replication heavily to get data from one site to another, letting us get data out of areas that are more subject to natural disasters.
- The user interface for Cohesity is simple and easy to use; folks that don't use it often have no problem picking it up quickly.
- 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.
- Backing data (VMs , physical servers, NFS volumes, Pure storage volumes, etc.)
- Running splunk cold buckets.
- FIles and folder level restoration.
- Disaster recovery planning and replication.
- Stable releases.
- Bug fixes.
- Indexed dedup while staying compressed and encrypted at rest and in-transit.
- An easy interface for my non-admin IT staff to be able to work with the system.
- We've seen a drastic reduction in our replication traffic for off-site data protection.
- Seamless archival to Azure blob storage.
- Short backup windows compared to our previous software.
- More apps for the Marketplace are needed!
- While it is great that they offer many backup options for cloud offerings, I would like to see some more, like Teams.
They are also very good for Hyper-V, and my company found hard to find a good vendor for this need. They seamlessly support Hyper-V 2016, with support for clusters, VMM, and many other scenarios.
Issues have been dealt with promptly or put on the roadmap for a future release. Backup and restore became as easy as they're supposed to be.
- The various ways to quickly reover data. Cloning and instant volume mounts (Exchange restores) have been great options.
- Ability to use it as secondary storage for VMDK's that don't need to be on Tier 1.
- Using it as a NAS device.
- Ability to backup Isilon!
- Mainly cosmetic stuff that is currently being addressed.
- Expiration times for clones.
own storage domain.
With this, we provide our customers with a reliable backup solution. Customers can restore backups themselves, both on file and VM levels. Backups for O365 are also slowly getting there. Even when it is in the cloud, customers still want this environment to be backed up 'locally'.
We ourselves make internal use of all the above functions and the Active directory backup option. We are very satisfied with this.
- Instant spin up of test and dev machines is pretty amazing. Our last solution claimed to do this but the backing storage was much too slow t be of use.
- Uploads to the cloud are simple to set up and you can leverage low cost blob storage.
- The cluster nature of the solution makes upgrades seamless with zero downtime.
- The entire cluster fits in 2U of space -- we are saving 8U in our main datacenter and all 6U we previously had offsite.
- Reporting is still a little rough around the edges. The current release is 6.1; the next release of 6.3 is supposed to address this.
- Software update schedules seem to slip. I suppose this is better than releasing buggy code, though.
- I'd like better visibility as to which workloads were contributing what to storage space, especially cloud storage space which can be assessed a specific cost.
- The runbook functionality that is coming will need to be very capable in order for us to adopt it. No cost tie in to Helios are critical for this to work as sales has outlined it.
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.
- Make adding items to be backuped easy.
- The search feature for file restore is quick.
- The restore process is quick.
- Improvement in the accuracy of their documentation
- Remove the amount of times you need to log in to view support info
- Backing up all of our NAS shares.
- Backing up all of our SQL data.
- Backing up all of our VMs.
- Support team is lacking in response times.
- Account team doesn't step in until or offer assistance until customer gets frustrated.
If you want to take the "snapshots" at the storage level instead of VMware, it is only compatible with Hyperflex and Pure Storage.
For either ourselves or our customers it helps in the business continuity and disaster recovery. We can restore files/folders/VM's very quickly when needed.
- Easy to learn
- Folder/File Restores
- In the first few years the software parts could use some improvement, it is getting better with every update though.
- The layout of how to implement Cohesity needs to be thought of before hand. Changing it after implementation is time consuming.
- It is very well suited for back-up on a large scale. Also scaling and growing the Cohesity cluster with time is very easy.
- It is not as fully developed yet as Veeam as an allround backup solution but it's getting there.
- Backups of virtual machines with VMware products.
- Scale-out storage, no more issues with running out of disk space with your backups.
- Multi-tenant possibilities that help us solve the issue of letting clients be in control of their own backups as a managed service provider.
- Further adopting managed service providers.
We currently mainly use it to back up our VMWare virtual desktop and server environment. We are also archiving our Microsoft Exchange email environment to the Cohesity cluster. It could also be a potential solution in the future for file server archiving.
- Easy setup of backup policies within the UI
- Creation of backup jobs is very straightforward with all necessary options but without being overloaded
- Grouping of backups to backup groups makes admins live much easier
- Restore of files and VMs is very easy
- The support of Cohesity is very good.
- Cohesity is very good at marketing and has a strong brand.
- Cohesity has a great insightful, easy-to-learn product.
- Some security features could be implemented better.
- Cohesity is a well packaged all in one backup solution.
- Being able to back up to another Cohesity cluster and/or to the cloud for redundancy is nice.
- Being able to use storage not being used by backups for simple file shares is an added bonus.
- Setting up protection jobs can use a little work.
- Updating can be a little tedious as you have to go to a web page to pull the latest update instead of being able to update from within the UI.
- The user interface is very easy to learn and operate
- Deployment of the platform takes about an hour from unboxing, racking, to setting up your first backup jobs.
- Tech support is very responsive and follows through
- The physical device agent is a bit quirky but has come a long way and improvements are being made all the time
- Data protection has been rock solid.
- Support and customer service is responsive and knowledgeable as well as courteous.
- Secondary storage (SMB/NFS) work as advertised and save us money.
- The web UI still needs a little refining especially around the wording in alerts and messages to users.
- International sales resources in APAC.
Less appropriate would be backing up really old legacy apps that need specialized plugins or agents. i.e. Lotus Nnotes or something like that.
- Easy to set up in just a few hours.
- Upgrades are done online, you can still do backups and restore when the cluster is upgrading.
- Restores are really easy to perform and fast.
- No support for Windows clustering but this should be released in a few weeks or months.
- No Windows BMR without third-party add-ons.
- User interface
- Easy of implementation
- Ability to scale, "pay as you grow"
- The architecture could be better designed so you can put more nodes in a cluster
- Some of the initial purchased equipment is already close to end of life
- You can't mix and match generations of Cohesity equipment in the same enclosure
- Low management overhead
- Smooth and consistent backups
- Being able to look at a dashboard and see all relevant information
- Upgrades are painless and can be done even during a backup window
- KB is limited.
- Support for 3rd party SANS is also pretty small
- Cohesity will save us money, time, and manpower.
- We will have quick redundancy to AWS for our Cohesity node.
- This tool is very straightforward and clean. The menus are not over complicated or cluttered.
- Cohesity is working on this, however, I would like to see a more expanded KB section.
Cohesity Scorecard Summary
Feature Scorecard Summary
Cohesity DataProtect is a comprehensive data backup and recovery software
product from Cohesity, an enterprise software company based in San Jose,
California, focused on eliminating mass data fragmentation and consolidating
DataProtect utilizes Cohesity’s DataPlatform service which is designed to consolidate secondary storage and associated workflows, to provide users with end-to-end protection for virtual and physical workloads, databases, applications, and storage with a single web-scale solution.
● Hyperconverged data protection eliminates need for separate backup software, target storage, proxy and media servers, and cloud gateways
● Unified user interface for managing and provisioning data protect services, connected via core to cloud and edge
● Policy-based automation; users can assign policies to one or all jobs globally to automate operations and meet business SLA requirements
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