Enterprise backup made fast and easy
Updated February 01, 2022

Enterprise backup made fast and easy

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

Overall Satisfaction with Cohesity DataProtect

We use Cohesity DataProtect to back up all of our physical and virtual servers as well as desktops. The primary problems Cohesity addressed for us were that we wanted our backup data to be on separate disks than production (this was not the case before) and we wanted faster restore times for virtual machines. We have a Cohesity cluster in each of our data centers and use the replication feature so our backup data has redundant copies.
  • Fast VM restores
  • Good dedupe/compression
  • Easy replication
  • Good Dashboards
  • Hotfixes complicated to install
  • Upgrades don't always populate into GUI
  • Ease of use
  • Fast restores
  • Small backup windows
  • Faster restores mean less user downtime
  • Smaller backup windows mean we can run multiple backup jobs throughout the day. This means that we can restore a file closer to where an issue occurred to minimize data re-entry
We used to use the NetApp SnapManager suite, I've found Cohesity to be more reliable, easier to configure, and restores to be faster.

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vSphere, Microsoft Exchange, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm)
I believe that a highly virtualized (my exposure is only VMware) environment is a great fit for Cohesity DataProtect. But it also works very well backing up our physical servers. We are also backing up MS Active Directory, MS SharePoint, MS SQL, and MS Exchange. Cohesity has app-specific solutions for all of these giving granular restore options and we have leveraged all of them in production.

Using Cohesity DataProtect

6 - IT and Risk Management
4 - Basic backup/restore methodology, VMware
  • Backup and restore virtual machines
  • Backup and restore data to physical machines
  • Backup and restore MS Exchange
  • Backup and restore MS SQL databases
  • Back up laptops connected over VPN
It does everything we are looking for at this time at a reasonable price.

Cohesity DataProtect Support

Support has always been fast and professional
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Yes, we required 24*7 response for this solution.
While discussing how to install a hot-fix, the engineer just offered to do it for me across all of our clusters!