Cohesity: backup for your virtual environment
September 08, 2019

Cohesity: backup for your virtual environment

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cohesity

We are a managed service provider (MSP) in the Netherlands that were the first adopters of the product in our country. We use it for backing up all our client's virtual machines throughout data centers in the Netherlands. We run the Fundaments Cloud and deliver Infrastructure as a service. Cohesity delivers a multi-tenant portal for the backups and provides a plugin for vCloud Director. It can backup thousands of virtual machines without scaling issues.
  • 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.
  • Positive to not have a separate license per VM but being able to give an all-in price for backup storage.
  • Having to learn a new product and growing with its development and problems instead of a longer-standing backup solution.
  • The product easily grows with your needs and is almost plug and play once it's configured.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication
We had issues with scaling in jobs and storage with Veeam. The scale-out storage they offered did not work for cloud-connect for example. When looking for a storage system that could do the scale-out correctly we came across Cohesity.
Support is quick and understanding and technically skilled in fixing your issues. The response time is good.
It's well suited when you need a scale-out storage system that scales with a growing organization. When running a small environment, however, with a few hosts and a few VMs for an office environment the investment is steep.

Cohesity Helios Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
8
Live recovery
8
Recovery verification
7
Business application protection
7
Multiple backup destinations
8
Incremental backup identification
8
Backup to the cloud
8
Deduplication and file compression
8
Snapshots
7
Flexible deployment
9
Management dashboard
9
Platform support
9
Retention options
8
Encryption
6

Using Cohesity

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.