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Cohesity DataProtect pros and cons

Vendor: Cohesity
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Cohesity DataProtect Pros review quotes

CB
Dec 23, 2020
The ability to essentially instantly recover a VM and have it run on the Cohesity Platform while all those bits are technically being recovered in the background is useful to us.
JV
Aug 4, 2021
The system automatically takes down the nodes one at a time and performs the upgrade and brings the node back up before proceeding to the next. Upgrades can now be done at any time with a high level of confidence.
DC
Dec 22, 2021
I found value in the instant recovery with DataMove. I found value in the protection group model for applying policies to VMs. And in the overall UI navigation and the way that the application is laid out in the web browser.
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reviewer1280316 - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 10, 2020
Cohesity is extremely easy to use and intuitive.
reviewer1276815 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 29, 2020
The restores are easy to do and have made it so that we can incorporate restores into our troubleshooting processes.
JS
May 21, 2021
Instant recovery options are a big benefit for urgent restores, as we don't need to wait for hours or days for a restore to complete before being able to access the files.
JS
Jan 31, 2020
The most valuable features are the rapid VM restores and the ability to quickly find files and download them directly to my desktop so that I can put them where I need them to be.
StewartSJ3 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 4, 2020
The ease of use and the GUI have really been most valuable to us. Configuring the system to do what we need is simple and straight forward and a lot of guesswork has been removed. One of my favorite features with Cohesity is Kroll for Exchange item-level recovery. The software is simple to use and fast.
Adam Badorrek - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 20, 2020
The product is easy to put in place. All backups are done very quickly. It's easy to perform restores. What I prefer in the product is its simplicity. There are no useless settings to define, and everything is ready after the initial setup.
reviewer1649424 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 13, 2021
With instant DR failover using SiteContinuity, we are able to keep our files available no matter the situation.
 

Cohesity DataProtect Cons review quotes

CB
Dec 23, 2020
I'd like to be able to pause a backup while it's running and have it resume when I tell it to resume.
JV
Aug 4, 2021
In terms of the product itself, there have been a handful of patches that have had to be applied outside of the GUI via the command line. It's very straightforward and easy and in the same redundant fashion, but not quite as simple as one or two clicks. I'm hoping that will decrease going forward.
DC
Dec 22, 2021
Their UI requires a manual refresh. It doesn't seem like it updates itself sometimes when you're moving from screens or waiting for a change to take effect, so you have to manually refresh.
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reviewer1280316 - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 10, 2020
We have Oracle databases running on Linux servers in our environment and we have found the Oracle backups were quite complex to setup.
reviewer1276815 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 29, 2020
We would love to see direct compatibility with HPE Simplivity, which we also leverage.
JS
May 21, 2021
Many of the reports are basic, at most, and at times we had to open a support ticket to help find or develop a report for our needs.
JS
Jan 31, 2020
The error handling could be improved.
StewartSJ3 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 4, 2020
The product is still young and is continually improving. There have been a couple of buggy releases in the software that have caused us minor issues, so possibly some better QA before releasing would prove to be useful. We have also been inquiring about new app and functionality via the Marketplace that was teased months back but has yet to come to fruition.
Adam Badorrek - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 20, 2020
Cohesity cluster upgrades have not been as easy as a single button click. They are a manual process that requires upgrading each node into a cluster individually.
reviewer1649424 - PeerSpot reviewer
Aug 13, 2021
Better support for legacy platforms would be nice, but we should be moving off those anyway.