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Cohesity DataProtect Valuable Features

Systems Engineer/Systems Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

The Cohesity views are valuable to us just because of the speed of the backup and recovery options — Cohesity VM backups are good for us. We have both VMware and Hyper-V.

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 as well.

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Joshua Van Camp - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administration Supervisor at a insurance company with 51-200 employees

The overall ease of implementation and use has been outstanding. Upgrades are easy because of the way that redundancy is built into the Cohesity solution. You simply go to the web-based GUI, download the update, and apply. 

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. 

The engineering team also seems to be working hard to constantly add new features. Since we purchased the product, Cohesity added the ability to perform Office 365 backups and AD backups at no additional cost. The features just showed up in the new release, which was great.

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Systems Engineering Manager at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

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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Infrastructure Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The backup and restore feature is the most valuable.

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.

The restore to the appliance itself allows for faster (instant) access that saves us from waiting for the restores to happen to the datastores/volume/containers, which can take upwards of weeks in our case if we were to restore the larger VM guests.

We have seen many iterations of this such as restoring to the cloud but the outcome has always been a hit-and-miss solution.

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Network Engineer at Sky Lakes Medical Center

Cohesity DataProtect is just one suite of features. Obviously, instant recovery and a live VM environment to bring up backups in would be the top feature set, however, there is so much more. 

ShareFiles allow for SMB shares to be stood up in minutes. Currently, we store our surveillance, user shares, department shares, and a number of other internal shares on SmartFiles. We even have a witness share for our SQL clustering. 

With instant DR failover using SiteContinuity, we are able to keep our files available no matter the situation.

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IT Manager - Storage & Backup at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

There are many features that make Cohesity stand out. A single, global federated search engine from a single, unified interface is a key standout feature.

We can easily search for any file/folder/DB/system and quickly restore from any point in time across any globally deployed cluster. From the same management console, we can quickly monitor the health of the entire DPS ecosystem. We can also manage any system from the same interface: check policies, dive into configurations, perform audit inquiries, etc. The overall simplicity and design of the management interface has quickly become one of most valuable features for me.

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Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

One of the most valuable features is the restore functionality that they offer.

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Advisor Architect at a insurance company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable thing about Cohesity is how it operates as a whole. We are very satisfied with the product as a whole—all the backup functions, the data protection functions. We are very satisfied with those, and the product is very simple to use. 

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Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

The enterprise search and instant restore are pretty valuable. Also, the Helios stuff is pretty good and the SAS engine for ransom malware detection.

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System Engineer at Swisslos Interkantonale Landeslotterie

The SQL Backup and Restore is very easy. Also, File Search is a key feature. 

It doesn't take very much space in the rack and has enough disk space available for you to use.

Once you have configured your backup groups and have them in vCenter, they will start automatically and you never have to worry about forgetting because it will do that for you.

You can start an SQL Database wherever you want. From production to testing, it will perhaps only take a few minutes to set up.

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Network Engineer at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees

The most valuable aspect for me is that I don't have to deal with media in terms of tapes like our existing system does.

Pricing was one of the big features. We chose it largely based on this.

The solution scales well.

We've found the product to be stable.

It's my understanding that the initial setup is simple. 

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Architect - infra at CDM Solutions

We are using almost all of the features available in Cohesity today.

Our favorite feature is DataProtect but there are many good features that are part of the DataPlatform. 

We use Cohesity to eliminate mass data fragmentation by consolidating our silos onto a single, easy-to-manage software-defined platform that is managed using a single pane of glass.

The dashboard is very rich and provides details needed for a moderator.

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Head of IT Infrastructure at Kampmann

The backup is radically simplified. Backup and replication have not been easier. It is simply working! Replication to the cloud? No problem! Backing up new software? No problem! Have to set up a new NAS service? No problem! 

Cohesity really is a Next-Gen Data Management Software.

By using their Helios Cloud service, you have all your clusters, no matter where they are located, in one web portal. You can view all errors and information in one place and you do not have to connect to each cluster itself. There is also a Helios App for your smartphone.

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Computer Systems Architect at a construction company with 10,001+ employees

Its most valuable feature is its ransomware protection, so it has immutable backups.

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Technology Analyst at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

When we are facing issues while taking the exchange backups, Cohesity makes it easy for the exchange backup and restore processes. 

We are happy with the support provided by Cohesity for the issues we've come across.

Knowledge sharing has become easy by technical sharing and galaxy also evolving drastically.

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Alliance Manager at Berca Hardaya Perkasa

The solution boasts good retention, as it is global in a single platform and, since they have their own appliance, it is scalable as well. This makes it easier to create a retention from the backup. 

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Dustin Voyles - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer II at Louisville Metro Government

Integration with AWS has been invaluable to us. To have one platform that can leverage a cloud platform, as well as on-premises, has given us a full solution.

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Eduardo Pardo - PeerSpot reviewer
Global Infrastructure Architect at Finning International Inc

Its flexibility is the most valuable. Being a cloud version, it has more flexibility, and it allows me to incorporate different workloads and consolidate all the data in one place. It has good high availability, and it is also easy to maintain.

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Field CTO at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features of Cohesity DataProtect are SpanFS and the handling of hybrid workloads.

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Responsable de Servicios TI (Comunicaciones, Monitorización, Virtualización y Almacenamiento) at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees

I like that Cohesity offers the chance to have data on-premises and on the cloud. All the data is automatically sent to the cloud.

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Buyer's Guide
Cohesity DataProtect
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Cohesity DataProtect. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
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