Azure Backup vs Cohesity DataProtect comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 19, 2023

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Azure Backup
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
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Cohesity DataProtect
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Market share comparison

As of June 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the market share of Azure Backup is 4.8% and it decreased by 10.9% compared to the previous year. The market share of Cohesity DataProtect is 4.2% and it decreased by 13.8% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Johny Segura - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 5, 2023
It helped us resolve some backend issues with our cloud provider
We use Azure Backup to back up Azure servers and databases. It isn't used for active data storage.  Azure Backup helps us resolve some issues on the back end.  Azure Backup enables us to store anything Azure-related.  The recovery time could be faster. I have used Azure Backup for about four…
Dec 13, 2023
Evolving data protection with user-friendly interface, fast performance, and efficient maintenance, but faces challenges in delivering HANA support
We use it in the realm of data protection. We have comprehensive coverage, including backups for all our databases, VMs, file systems, and various auxiliary components One of the notable benefits is its user-friendly interface, making it easy to navigate. Additionally, it demonstrates faster…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The deployment process is quite easy in Azure."
"The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality."
"I like the product's restoration cases."
"The most valuable feature of Azure Backup is the native backup capabilities."
"The most valuable features of Azure Backup for us are its flexible retention options and the ability to recover to a second region with geo-replication and read access."
"I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior."
"The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data."
"Setting up Azure Backup is straightforward and the total deployment time was about a month."
"Cohesity DataProtect is more of a unified solution, which is also trying to expand for ransomware protection."
"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."
"Cohesity is a cost-effective storage designed for secondary or archival data. It also integrates well with a number of other systems, like VMware, Pure Storage, or AWS with its large array of APIs available to the user."
"The recovery process is effective, especially when it comes to other types of data, such as VMs, and overall, the performance is commendable."
"Converged system. It makes much more sense to have the backup server running on the same hardware as the storage for backup and recovery."
"It is also very easy to determine which VMs are being backed up and which ones aren't. This is helpful to make sure nothing is being missed."
"Cohesity DataProtect is user-friendly and straightforward. The setup process was effortless, and both the backup and restore operations are speedy."
"This solution is easy to manage."


"Technical support can be slow to respond at times."
"They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day."
"The user interface is a little bit confusing and it could be better."
"The support for Office365 backup is atrocious and is something that has to be improved."
"The solution’s user interface could be improved."
"We faced some issues synchronizing the information in Azure when the storage was changed."
"The solution is still in its infancy; it's not a mature product yet."
"I once tried restoring a Linux environment, and the size of the Linux VM or the data disk was really huge. It took a really long time to restore the environment and send the data from the storage to the disk. It took around 25 to 30 minutes, which was much longer than I anticipated. They can improve the duration of such restore operations. In the next release, it would also be good if they could reduce the duration for transferring the data from their storage to the actual storage while creating a virtual machine. They can reduce the duration or increase the data transfer rate."
"When a new release is launched, there may be some bugs that need to be addressed by the developers. However, they promptly resolve these issues, and the software runs smoothly once again."
"Reporting is quite limited and not customizable."
"The platform has certain limitations, mostly stemming from the restrictions imposed by the VMware API and some other factors. One area where there is room for improvement is the tracking of replicated copies, especially in the context of remote archive duplication."
"For Oracle DBs, we have observed a few bugs. This can be done better."
"We have Oracle databases running on Linux servers in our environment and we have found the Oracle backups were quite complex to setup."
"At times, you may click the wrong server or click too fast and accidentally restore a cluster of servers. It would be very helpful to have a cancel option under restores."
"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."
"We would like it to have more capabilities for different kinds of PaaS or SaaS services in the Azure cloud, such as Azure SQL or Azure Cosmos DB."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The product is not expensive."
"It is incredibly cost-effective and offers fixed pricing, with no additional fees for the licensing."
"The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
"Azure Backup is a moderately priced solution."
"The price should be cheaper, but it's affordable if you use the yearly subscription."
"Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
"Azure Backup is a product that is priced at a cheap rate, and it is a great tool."
"We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
"The tool's pricing is average."
"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."
"Cohesity came in at the best price."
"The solution's pricing is in the mid-range, where it's neither costly nor cheap."
"I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years."
"The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik."
"Pricing, setup costs, etc. are pretty typical. The initial cost for Cohesity was less than other products the we evaluated. Cohesity's pricing does offer benefits as DR target costs are less than other solutions. You are not charged for DataProtect licensing for target DR data consumption."
"The pricing model is impressive and very effective."
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Top Industries

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Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company
Educational Organization
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company

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Questions from the Community

How does Azure Backup differ from Veeam Backup & Replication?
Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Vee...
What do you like most about Azure Backup?
Azure Backup is easy to configure and restore.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Azure Backup?
Azure Backup is a moderately priced solution. On a scale from one to ten, where one is expensive and ten is cheap, I rate the solution's pricing a five out of ten.
What do you like most about Cohesity DataProtect?
Several features enable us to perform fast recovery, such as instant fast recovery. All our virtual machines protected with the product can be quickly restored to another healthy environment with m...
What needs improvement with Cohesity DataProtect?
The tool could benefit from further improvements in AI features, particularly in areas such as a generative AI chat interface. This feature could help answer queries about the data being protected....

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Sample Customers

Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
Tribune Media
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