Cohesity offers reliability - finally!
January 27, 2020

Cohesity offers reliability - finally!

Jay Stelmach | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Software Version

Other

Modules Used

  • DataProtect
  • Helios
  • MarketPlace
  • C6000

Overall Satisfaction with Cohesity

Currently, Cohesity is only being used by IT. We are working on the ability for end-users to log into the portal to be able to restore files that they own (primarily in their own user profile). This product is our backup and recovery solution and it has been a fantastic improvement over our previous utility. IT has been able to eliminate the use of tapes in our environment and speed up the restoration of files due to the elastic search function.
  • 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.
  • It has freed up 40 hours a month of our service desk staff since they were able to stop focusing so intently on tape management.
  • We have gained time back on the engineers since they are not working tickets 10 hours a week just on backup issues.
Only Rubrik was on par with Cohesity. In the end, it was the elastic search that tipped the scales in Cohesity's favor. Unitrends has great options and had the cost been an issue, I likely would have gone with Unitrends or Veeam. Both were suitable.
Not very many implementations are smooth. I have had quite a few conversations with support on various issues (most pertaining to SQL and my lack of understanding). The support team at Cohesity is engaging and driven to find solutions. They actually seem to care about my situation and my environment, which is in stark contrast to products that I've used before.

Do you think Cohesity delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cohesity's feature set?

Yes

Did Cohesity live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cohesity go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cohesity again?

Yes

We are an all on-prem shop. This solution will allow us to back up our cloud-based servers once we move in that direction. I have tested all of the features and functionality in terms of back up and restores. I'm thrilled with the product. It even helped us during the Server 2008 migration as it allowed us to move databases between servers and it even had backups of the servers that we could restore to in an instant if necessary.

Cohesity Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
10
Business application protection
10
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10
Flexible deployment
10
Management dashboard
10
Platform support
10
Retention options
10
Encryption
10