Cohesity DataProtect Offers Piece of Mind!
Updated March 21, 2023

Cohesity DataProtect Offers Piece of Mind!

Joshua Van Camp | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cohesity DataProtect

Cohesity DataProtect allowed my organization to modernize our backup system away from tapes and into a modern data management system. No longer have to deal with ordering and configuring new media, swapping tapes in and out to libraries, and or data safe. All of our VMware workloads along with our unstructured data are now backed up via Cohesity. We were also able to retire multiple legacy NAS devices and move the data all into one Cohesity cluster.
  • Easy to setup and begin backing up all data types
  • Provision new file storage
  • Active directory backups
  • Allow for seamless upgrades to the software
  • Unified reporting experience
  • The 3rd party apps could see more development
  • Some of the view sorts default to 100 results vs all
  • EOS/EOL on hardware hasn't always been the clearest
  • Sizing process during acquisition could be streamlined
  • It just works. Don't have to troubleshoot backup issues and no longer have to deal with tape.
  • Ease of updating to new software and or patching the system.
  • Cohesity's drive to add new features and functionality
  • Unified reporting console on storage and consumption
  • Several hours a week of admin time no longer needed to deal with tapes.
  • Many hours a year saved in that the admin no longer has to deal with LTO drives, LTO drive firmware, tape libraries, tape library firmware, a physical server connected to tape library, etc. Retired old legacy NAS devices that in some instances no longer had firmware updates. One system to administer and maintain.
  • Piece of mind. We replicate from our onsite cluster to an offsite cluster in the event of a DR event at HQ.
At the time of purchase, we had looked at Rubrik and StorageCraft (prior to Arcserve acquisition). Rubrik at the time seemed relatively comparable in terms of backup features but did not have the ability to provide unstructured data shares. Rubrik was also substantially more money. StorageCraft felt like a strong value play but didn't feel like it had the depth or breadth of Cohesity.

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Cohesity has solutions that scale across a wide variety of organizations and a strong ability to scale, but some smaller organizations might not be able to absorb Cohesity at its lowest entry-level price points. For an organization with one or two servers and a handful of users, this product would probably be overkill.

Cohesity Feature Ratings

Continuous data protection
Not Rated
Operational reporting and analytics
Malware protection
Multi-location capabilities
Ransomware Recovery
Universal recovery
Not Rated
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
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

Using Cohesity DataProtect

Product was a one afternoon initial setup.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
Requires technical support
  • Creating backup policies
  • Provisioning storage
  • Reporting on backup jobs
  • Some of the update patches require putty access
  • Predicting future consumption could be better
  • Trimming existing storage
Yes - The Helios tool gives you visibility into your environment remotely.