Cohesity: reliable, powerful and easy to use
April 20, 2019

Cohesity: reliable, powerful and easy to use

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cohesity Helios

Cohesity is used as the backup application across all entities in the group. It replaces a legacy application with a lot of servers—vApps—that does not scale very well. Our application had many bugs and required constant upgrades to fix issues. Unfortunately, these new releases had bugs each time. With Cohesity, it was really easy to deploy the cluster, in a few hours, the first cluster was deployed and ready to take backups.
  • 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.
If you have an environment using VMs, it will be great. If you require physical server backup, you will need add-ons. Cohesity can be used for many other things like storing archives (using the embedded WORM feature). It can be used as NAS too. There is also an app store but this is new so I am hoping to see more applications in the coming months.

Overall Satisfaction Continued

  • Ease of use decreases the overall work to manage and maintain the product.
  • Very reliable so it also decreased the time spent on issues.
Networker: SW, what we were using before Cohesity, was unreliable with lots of bugs. CommVault: Complete product but complicated to put in place and D2D also seems more complicated with a lot of servers to manage.
Rubrik: Very similar to Cohesity DataProtect but it's only a backup tool so it cannot be used for other things like archiving or NAS.

Cohesity Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Not Rated
Instant recovery
Not Rated
Recovery verification
Not Rated
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