If you’re looking to replace TSM with a new solution look no further than Cohesity
November 06, 2021

If you’re looking to replace TSM with a new solution look no further than Cohesity

Emma Summers | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

DataPlatform Cloud Edition

Modules Used

  • DataPlatform
  • DataProtect
  • Helios
  • MarketPlace
  • SpanFS
  • C6000

Overall Satisfaction with Cohesity Helios

We currently only have a single on-perm cluster but use Helios to access certain features like the anti-ransomware, security advisor and Helios reports. We only use Helios within the IT department but being a SaaS service it aligns with our Cloud first vision and means we can access and manage Cohesity from anywhere.
  • Single point of management
  • Anti-ransomware reports
  • Now supports MFA
  • Reports have limited customisation
  • We’ve had some issues with Cloud Archive but Cohesity support have been exceptional in working to get this resolved
  • We use to spend at least one man day a week managing TSM this is down to minutes with Cohesity
Cohesity support are excellent simply put. Everything from opening cases to the professional speedy resolution provided by their engineers. I love the fact you can enable the support channel which means Cohesity can get on with fixing the issue without the need to babysit them on a Zoom call. Another really nice feature is the call home for any critical issues which automatically raises a case with support.

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Cohesity Helios is very easy to use and the web up is simple to navigate and the main dashboard presents a very good and clear overview summary of protection status, capacity and other vital metrics. If you have multiple clusters you can get a single pane view of overall status which is awesome.
Overall Cohesity professional services like the rest of Cohesity are brilliant. We had some poor advice around how to carve up our Netapp protection jobs which has set us back but it has been acknowledged that a mistake was made by Cohesity and they promise for future engagements with new customers the lessons learnt with us will be integrated into their planning workshop for NAS onboarding.
Cohesity is very well suited to protecting virtualised workloads and is a significant improvement over IBM Spectrum Protect which we’ve replaced by Cohesity. We also protect a Netapp workload and whilst the on-prem side works really well careful planning of protection jobs is needed if you’ll be archiving these to Cloud.

Cohesity Helios 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