Cohesity solves our corporate backup struggles
November 23, 2018

Cohesity solves our corporate backup struggles

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cohesity

We currently use Cohesity as our backup system and secondary storage for our organization. We use it across the organization for all data. It replaced our tape library system as well as phased out Veeam. We also use it to push a copy of our most recent backups to the cloud via AWS.
  • 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).
  • Integration with Exchange works but requires using 3rd party software (Kroll Ontrack).
  • Would be nice to have exchange message level recovery built right into the Cohesity interface.
  • Cost savings from having to purchase and manage physical tapes, as well as the man-hours to swap them in and out and store them off site.
  • Extremely fast recovery times, can bring up a restored VM back in our environment in under a minute. Get back up and running much quicker.
  • Simplifies our disaster recovery strategy.
  • Initial cost can be pricey depending on your storage needs.
Veeam worked well for us but we wanted an 'all-in-one' product that was easy to manage. Veeam has a lot of similar functionality but you have to provide a server and storage for it.
Works great for replacing old backup technology with a modern, extremely fast and reliable hyperconverged platform. No more swapping tapes! Offsite storage to the cloud with easy recovery and ability to spin up in the cloud or restore back to the cohesity environment. Deduplication and compression technologies are integrated so you don't waste any space.

Cohesity Helios Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Live recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression
Flexible deployment
Management dashboard
Platform support
Retention options