Cohesity DataProtect vs Commvault Cloud comparison

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Executive Summary
Updated on Jul 19, 2023

We compared Cohesity DataProtect and Commvault Complete Data Protection based on user reviews in five categories. We reviewed all of the data and you can find the conclusion below.

  • Features: Cohesity DataProtect offers instant recovery and built-in integration with Office 365 and Active Directory. Commvault Complete Data Protection is highly regarded for its extensive recovery options and compatibility with diverse storage systems. Cohesity DataProtect users have suggested enhancements to its user interface, rollback methodology, and cloud data recovery. Other pain points include file server capacity and legacy platform support. Users suggest that Commvault Complete Data Protection could offer more Windows security features and a unified console. They said Commvault should expand support for container-based systems and improve its ability to archive large video files.

  • Service and Support: The customer service experiences for Cohesity DataProtect have been mostly positive, but some say the quality of Cohesity's support may differ depending on the region. Commvault Complete Data Protection earned mostly positive feedback for its customer service, but some Commvault customers mentioned concerns about network-related support and the need for more direct access during emergencies.

  • Ease of Deployment: Most users consider the setup process for Cohesity DataProtect to be easy, although a few found it more complex than other products. The setup process for Commvault Complete Data Protection is complex, time-consuming, and may require outside help. The lack of sufficient documentation and online resources adds to the difficulty.

  • Pricing: Cohesity's pricing is higher than its competitors, although some customers consider it affordable. Commvault may need to lower its price to attract customers in certain regions and customer segments.

  • ROI: Cohesity DataProtect provides security against ransomware and efficient file retrieval. Commvault Complete Data Protection offers significant cost savings. Some enterprise customers estimated that they saved between $100,000 to $300,000 by reducing labor costs, speeding up backup and recovery, and implementing remote access.

Comparison Results: Cohesity is regarded as an affordable solution that offers instant recovery and superior ransomware protection. However, users say its customer service is inconsistent across regions, and its rollback methodology has room for improvement. Commvault Complete Data Protection is a robust and flexible solution with the potential to save customers money, but users say the setup is too complex and it needs better support for container-based systems.

To learn more, read our detailed Cohesity DataProtect vs. Commvault Cloud Report (Updated: May 2024).
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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The dashboard is very easy to use.""The restores are easy to do and have made it so that we can incorporate restores into our troubleshooting processes.""Cohesity DataProtect is easy to deploy and operate.""Cohesity is extremely easy to use and intuitive.""Setup was extremely easy from racking to backing up was about one hour.""Instead of four different solutions for protecting VMs, physical servers, SQL, and NAS, we now have one solution with Cohesity that is lightning fast and has amazing features.""The customer service and support are fast and professional.""After linking a cloud subscription, like Azure for example (AWS and Google are also supported), you can "spin" a VM onto the cloud from any backup snapshot."

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"It's easy to configure multiple jobs and media agent locations for each server. We do offsite backups for all of our servers, but we also do onsite hourly backups of them. That has benefited us several times when we had an incident and didn't want to roll back a server an entire day.""It never fails. Sometimes we miss a backup, but there's always a reason for it, and it's not the fault of Commvault. In the last three years, we've never had to open a ticket with Commvault.""Backup and archive with a single window, with a single backup job. You only need to type "c".""The granularity of the Office 365 Backup & Recovery feature is very good. We've used all of it, recovering data from each of the four systems that we back up with it, and it works very well.""We can use it on-premises and in the cloud.""The cloud integration is a massive win for us, giving us a single backup service for all of our on-premise and cloud systems.""One valuable feature is unlimited backup. You can back up existing users and folders.""This is a very stable product."

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"We aren't missing any features. In terms of the solution overall, it's so far so good.""The support is pretty bad.""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.""The support team sometimes takes a long time to resolve issues, although, in our experience, these have been specific things like SQL blobs.""Their documentation could be refined.""We would love to see direct compatibility with HPE Simplivity, which we also leverage.""The GUI is in need of improvement.""Better documentation is needed because the lack of information has necessitated having our team depend more heavily on Cohesity support."

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"The product does not provide an option to save a copy of data on-premises.""It would be a bit unfair to say that it's complex, due to the fact that it supports so many different workloads, however, if there's anything that is a bit of a shortcoming, then it's the fact that there's a bit of complexity involved when dealing with the product.""Commvault is complex even if the product has comprehensive solutions and covers pretty much every technology out there. There's no unified way to manage all of the products on one single console.""You can't change Metallic's retention policies without contacting the Commvault support team.""In an upcoming release, the reports could be better.""They can improve the VMware recovery and VMware backup. There is an improvement area on the VMware infrastructure. They can make available what they call a VSA proxy. They can have an appliance-type setup to deploy VSA backups and help recover quicker. They can have an appliance ready. Instead of having to have a server dedicated to that and installing software on a server, they can just provide an actual appliance for that.""The customer support is not good.""The Java interface is not great. The Command Center interface is far better and it looks nicer, but it doesn't have all the powerful features available in the CommServe/Java console. The place to improve the product is on the management interface level."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing is per node and per protected terabyte. You will also pay 10-15% annually for support."
  • "If SQL is in heavy use at your location, I would highly recommend narrowing your PoC testing to Cohesity and Rubrik. They will be competitive on pricing with each other, so really put them through the paces."
  • "The ROI is huge. Not really measurable at this point, but the price of the unit was a fraction of what a couple hours of downtime could result in."
  • "Cohesity came in at the best price."
  • "Cohesity came in at the best price. Setup was included and done in half a day."
  • "Ensure that you understand the per TB licensing model. Also, Exchange backups are not native to Cohesity and require Kroll."
  • "We purchased support from Cohesity to ensure that should we face an issue, we don't have to deal with different service providers."
  • "With respect to pricing, make sure that you look at both Rubrik and Cohesity as they are very similar and are quite competitive."
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  • "If budget allows using the per socket license and not the agent based with per GB counter for Dedup is the way to go."
  • "There is now a subscription based licence option that, depending on your environment, could offer a more efficient method to licence the solution if you are OPEX cost driven rather than CAPEX."
  • "New licensing is easy and affordable."
  • "Licensing could be better explained. Sometimes, it's unclear what features are available in different licensing models."
  • "Compared to other competitors and vendors the pricing is fair."
  • "In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually."
  • "The price could perhaps be lower as well."
  • "Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:The convenience of backing up and restoring simultaneously is very valuable.
    Top Answer:The tool is affordable. I rate the pricing a six out of ten. Implementation requires additional costs because we need Commvault Professional Services.
    Top Answer:Data center backup must be improved. We also want the product to provide us with a cloud-based backup. If we use Microsoft Exchange Online for email services, we want to know how to get a backup in… more »
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    Also Known As
    Commvault Complete Data Protection, Commvault, Commvault Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale X, Metallic, ThreatWise
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    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"

    Commvault Cloud is the ultimate cyber resilience platform built to meet the demands of the hybrid
    enterprise. Beyond its core functionality of data backup and recovery across diverse workloads, including applications, databases, virtual machines, and files, Commvault Cloud stands out as a robust defense against ransomware. Going beyond backup, the platform integrates advanced data security features such as encryption, access control, and threat detection, safeguarding against unauthorized access and cyber threats.

    With tools for data management, classification, and migration, businesses can optimize storage costs, enhance accessibility, and comply with regulations seamlessly. Boasting cloud integration with major providers like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, Commvault Cloud leverages the scalability and flexibility of the cloud for comprehensive data protection and management. The platform's automation capabilities streamline tasks, and its reporting and analytics features provide valuable insights into data usage, potential risks, and optimization strategies. Commvault Cloud is not just a security tool; it is a key component of cyber resilience, enabling organizations to not only protect against cyberattacks but also recover swiftly and minimize the impact of incidents. Elevate your cyber resilience strategy with Commvault Cloud.

    Sample Customers
    Tribune Media
    Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
    Top Industries
    Healthcare Company17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Educational Organization34%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise41%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cohesity DataProtect vs. Commvault Cloud
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cohesity DataProtect vs. Commvault Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 8th in Backup and Recovery with 67 reviews while Commvault Cloud is ranked 3rd in Backup and Recovery with 104 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 9.0, while Commvault Cloud is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Easy to use, offers good scalability and responsive support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Commvault Cloud writes "Provides excellent visibility and helps reduce costs and time". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup and Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, whereas Commvault Cloud is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, Azure Backup and AWS Backup. See our Cohesity DataProtect vs. Commvault Cloud report.

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