Cohesity our solution to Back-up as a Service
October 01, 2019

Cohesity our solution to Back-up as a Service

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cohesity Helios

We are an MSP in the Netherlands. We use Cohesity to back-up all our own systems and a lot of systems of our customers. We offer back-up as a service for our customers with Cohesity. The interface and scalability makes it very easy for us to provide back-up as a service.

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
  • Scalability
  • Folder/File Restores
  • Support
  • 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.
Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware ESXi, Zerto
  • 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.

Overall Satisfaction Continued

  • Positive - because we deliver backup as a service and the time we need to manage the back-ups for our customers has improved a lot.
  • Negative - Cohesity is a little more sensitive for bugs which might result in backups failing in the night.
  • Positive - the scalability of our backup solution has improved a lot.
  • Veeam Backup & Replication and Rubrik
We used Veeam, but we ran into scalability issues; also managing everything was very time consuming. So we started looking for something else. We looked into Rubrik and Cohesity. We got a PoC for Cohesity and we were immediately happy with the options. When we put Rubric and Cohesity features against each other there was not much difference.

Since we already had a Cohesity PoC we decided to go for Cohesity.

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Did Cohesity live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Cohesity go as expected?

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Cohesity Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
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

Cohesity Helios Support

Support for us has been very good. Every support ticket (even just general questions) is answered very quickly and to full extent.