Modern Backup Era tool
July 17, 2020

Modern Backup Era tool

Surender Vangala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

DataPlatform Cloud Edition

Modules Used

  • DataPlatform
  • DataProtect
  • Helios
  • C2605

Overall Satisfaction with Cohesity Helios

We are using Cohesity for in-house backup solution for our entire Infrastructure which earlier was outsourced to 3rd party vendor. Mainly we have vSAN && traditional VMware infrra with Windows, Linux which is hosting MSSQL, ORACLE, SAP HANA & SAP BASIS application. We are able to use lots of improvements in both performance and RPO.
  • Infinitely node scalable - Able to increase our cluster capacity based on our needs by adding nodes online
  • Faster backup & RTO
  • Non-disruptive upgrades - No Service downtime as Cohesity upgrades one node at a time and entire cluster is available during the upgrade
  • Test/Dev - Great feature
  • Advance Storage Analytics - Will give more insights on storage trend and performance
  • OS backup compatibility for new releases of RHEL & OEL to be improved.
  • Multi-tenancy has limited scope and looking for support of multi-tenancy across all platforms on Cohesity.
  • Documentation - Sometimes support matrix is not up to date on their docs portal.
  • Easy to manage by different stakeholders.
  • Faster backup and various fast recovery options (instamount and global search for recovery).
  • Saving physical space in our data center.
Cohesity SRE's are always reachable via Support Center Calling and we can have direct contact with support engineers to provide a clear understanding of our issues. Kudos to Cohesity Support.

Do you think Cohesity DataProtect delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cohesity DataProtect's feature set?

Yes

Did Cohesity DataProtect live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cohesity DataProtect go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cohesity DataProtect again?

Yes

Cohesity is best for VMware and faster NAS backups. They are working on lots of improvements that were not available in most of the backup products.

Cohesity DataProtect Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
8
Recovery verification
8
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
10
Flexible deployment
9
Management dashboard
9
Platform support
7
Retention options
9
Encryption
10

Evaluating Cohesity Helios and Competitors

Cohesity is cheaper as compared to other legacy backup products. It has easy and simple hardware & software installation, easy management, and comes with lots of modern era features. Cohesity comes with built-in features like reports, offers lots of additional apps in their app store (some free and need to pay for few), Helios Cluster Management and Ransomware protect are two good features.