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We performed a comparison between Arcserve UDP and Cohesity DataProtect based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Arcserve UDP vs. Cohesity DataProtect Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.""I would recommend it if there is a general case.""The standard backup and restore feature is most used.""One of the things that I do like about it is that it has a very good deduplication feature.""Arcserve has a feature called virtual standby (VSB), which has been very helpful because I already have a hot standby copy of my critical infrastructure. If something breaks, I can spin up that virtual standby copy in less than five minutes and ensure that my data is available to everyone and that business continuity is maintained.""We are satisfied with Arcserve UDP. The most important feature that we use and why we choose this product is the RHA feature.""There are many backup options available in this solution. For example, you are able to do backups of servers, email, OST files, and users. This is a complete backup solution which is very good.""The most valuable feature of Arcserve UDP is live replication."

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"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.""The enterprise search and instant restore are pretty valuable. Also, the Helios stuff is pretty good and the SAS engine for ransom malware detection.""The solution is stable.""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 most valuable aspect for me is that I don't have to deal with media in terms of tapes like our existing system does.""We are happy with the support provided by Cohesity for the issues we've come across.""The most valuable features of Cohesity DataProtect are SpanFS and the handling of hybrid workloads.""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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Cons
"The solution can improve by allowing older versions to support the latest version of the OS.""The speed of restores should be improved. We have found the speed of large restores rather slow.""Its interface can be improved. I find it unintuitive.""The initial setup was complex.""The solution can use a lot of bandwidth when the scheduling is not done, it should auto-schedule itself. For example, if there are 50 users connected in the network at 12 o'clock and the backup is not scheduled. At this time the network offices are going to have performance issues when it is doing a backup. Having a feature to auto-schedule a time when the network is not being used often would be beneficial.""Arcserve UDP is in the middle range of complexity. The interface can be developed a little bit more to be user-friendly.""We could not go into granular details of retrieving backup information.""I had an issue with Arcserve UDP during the failover and the secondary machine didn't get back online, even though it ran automatically. I faced the issue during a crisis situation. However, I haven't faced such a problem again."

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"In terms of what could be improved, it just needs some maturity.""I'd like to be able to pause a backup while it's running and have it resume when I tell it to resume.""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.""I would like to see the management of multiple nodes inside a tenant. If you want to manage a Cohesity environment, you either go on a per-node base, and you can hop from one node to the other, or you need to implement their SaaS capability but it always needs an internet connection. We would really like to have some kind of local management entity so that we can see all the Cohesity nodes in a customer environment and manage those nodes centrally. That's something that we would really like, and they are really working on it.""Quality testing of upgrades should be somewhat improved.""For Oracle DBs, we have observed a few bugs. This can be done better.""Cohesity DataProtect can improve in the area of databases. We have had some challenges with both Cohesity and Rubrik being able to effectively back up in a timely manner the SQL Oracle workloads.""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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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "There is an annual license required for this solution and it is priced well."
  • "The retail fee is $1300 for a year for one server. Other than that, there is just the cost of your hardware."
  • "The solution is priced well compared to other solutions."
  • "The pricing is moderate."
  • "Its price seems reasonable. Its price is average as compared to the other products I've looked at. We have a three-year license right now. There are no other costs beyond the standard licensing fee."
  • "There are annual subscription fees and there are licensing costs for three computers. It is an expensive solution."
  • "The price is based on the number of sockets. We use a four-socket price that includes two servers and the cost is $4,375."
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  • "My advice is to always negotiate for better pricing."
  • "It has reasonable pricing, and we know they can give discounts. If you look at the primary pricing or the list pricing, it conforms to the market pricing, but you have to have a discount on it. Otherwise, it is way too expensive."
  • "The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik."
  • "The pricing model is impressive and very effective."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    Top Answer:Global deduplication is the best feature of this solution.
    Top Answer:The price is based on the number of sockets. We use a four-socket price that includes two servers and the cost is $4,375. The solution licensing is not cheap but I would say it's reasonable compared… more »
    Top Answer:By using their Helios Cloud service, you have all your clusters, no matter where they are located, in one web portal.
    Top Answer:It is on a yearly license. It actually includes the cost of the hardware, as well. So the cost of the hardware and the licensing is all rolled into a single bundle with the support.
    Top Answer:Quality testing of upgrades should be somewhat improved. There really are many upgrades for new features and I really like that. Nevertheless nearly every upgrade brings its own bugs. Cohesity… more »
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    Overview
    Arcserve UDP is a comprehensive solution that empowers even a one-person IT department to protect virtual and physical environments with a high degree of simplicity. It allows you to design and manage your entire data protection strategy with a unified management console, and enables you to scale your data backup coverage as your organization grows with the push of a button.

    What is Cohesity DataProtect?

    Cohesity DataProtect is a top-level, sophisticated, software-defined backup and recovery solution created for cloud environments. Cohesity DataProtect is made to hyperscale and is one the most thorough policy-based protection solutions available on the market today.

    Cohesity DataProtect melds multiple-point products into a single software that is able to be deployed as on-premise or consumed as a service.

    Top Features:

    Hyperscale made easy: Cohesity DataProtect improves data protection by doing away with the need for backup silos and administers backup and recovery with a single user-friendly, easy-to-understand interface. Cohesity DataProtect provides extensive 24/7 enterprise-class protection for a large, varying set of sources, including virtual and physical servers, NAS and SaaS workloads, relational and distributed databases, and traditional and containerized applications.

    Super fast recovery: Cohesity DataProtect offers near-zero recovery point objectives (RPOs) and near-instant recovery time objectives (RTOs) to satisfy your business service-level agreements (SLAs). Using Cohesity Helios’ unified data plane and control plane you can immediately search and recover data on any Cohesity cluster, located anywhere. DataProtect distinctively minimizes downtime by immediately mass restoring any amount of virtual machines (VMs) to any point in time, and lowers data protection costs by as much as 70% or more.

    Backup as a Service: Feel free to take advantage of the elasticity of the public cloud and the cost-effective value of Cohesity DataProtect when delivered as a service. When you choose an OPEX option, you can eliminate the need for on-premises hardware. There is a SaaS option that will allow you to very simply configure your backup workloads and immediately begin protecting your vital all-important data and applications.

     It’s as easy as: sign-up, connect, and protect!

    Ransomware protection: Cohesity DataProtect offers stellar recovery at scale. The solution is so intuitive, it has machine learning-based anomaly detection to stop incidents before they happen. Cohesity DataProtection can provide immutable backups, Datalock write once, read many (WORM), encryption, and role-based access control (RBAC).

    Cohesity DataProtect integrates well with many of today’s top solutions, including, but not limited to: 

    • Hypervisors: VMware vSphere (5.5 and later), Microsoft Hyper-V (2019, 2016, 2012 R2), Nutanix AHV and RHeV 
    • Kubernetes-based data and application state
    • Cloud: AWS EC2, Amazon RDS, Azure VM, and Google Compute
    • Physical: Windows, Linux(RHEL, CentOS, OEL, Debian, Ubuntu), AIX (7.x), and Solaris
    • Databases: Oracle (11g R2, 12c), Oracle RAC and SQL (2008 or later)
    • Distributed Databases (NoSQL and Hadoop): MongoDB, CouchbaseDB, Apache, Cassandra, Cloudera, and Hortonworks. 
    • Bare Machine Recovery: Windows and Linux 
    • Applications: MS Exchange (2010 SP3 or later), MSFT Active Directory, Microsoft 365 (Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive, Teams, Groups), SalesForce (SFDC), and SAP HANA 
    • Primary storage: Pure FlashArray, HPE Nimble, and Cisco Hyperflex 
    • NAS: Pure FlashBlade, NetApp, Isilon, IBM GPFS, Google EFS, Elastifile, and generic solutions*

    Reviews from Real Users

    One reviewer, who is head of IT infrastructure at Kampmann says, “Cohesity really is a Next-Gen Data Management Software,” and goes on to indicate that Cohesity “works flawlessly with easy replication of backups and numerous supported backup sources.”

    Another user, who is a senior network engineer at a legal firm, relates that "Cohesity is a robust and feature-rich solution"





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    Sample Customers
    ITPS, North Hertfordshire Homes, SEMIKRON, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Test Valley Borough Council, EK Services
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    Manufacturing Company18%
    Wholesaler/Distributor9%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Healthcare Company20%
    University8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company8%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    Arcserve UDP vs. Cohesity DataProtect
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Arcserve UDP vs. Cohesity DataProtect and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,113 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Arcserve UDP is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 9 reviews while Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery Software with 17 reviews. Arcserve UDP is rated 7.8, while Cohesity DataProtect is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Arcserve UDP writes "Has a virtual standby feature, works out of the box, and is user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". Arcserve UDP is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas Backup Exec and Dell Avamar, whereas Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Veritas NetBackup. See our Arcserve UDP vs. Cohesity DataProtect report.

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