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Pros
"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 restores are easy to do and have made it so that we can incorporate restores into our troubleshooting processes.""We are happy with the support provided by Cohesity for the issues we've come across.""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 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.""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.""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.""With the ability to stage an entire lifecycle through versioning, integrated with AWS, it has made it possible to protect our corporation from end to end."

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"It is very simple to perform an upgrade of the system and the environment.""The most valuable feature is the deduplication rate.""It backs up our Windows systems and our Linux systems and everything."

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Cons
"Better support for legacy platforms would be nice, but we should be moving off those anyway.""I think Cohesity could add more platform support. For example, they could improve integration with DB2 or make the integration S3 object storage a little tighter. Some of that stuff could use some work, but overall, it's a relatively comprehensive platform.""We aren't missing any features. In terms of the solution overall, it's so far so good.""Better documentation is needed because the lack of information has necessitated having our team depend more heavily on Cohesity support.""We would love to see direct compatibility with HPE Simplivity, which we also leverage.""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.""The GUI is in need of improvement.""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."

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"After resizing and compression, the system continuously runs out of space. Dell EMC doesn't do automatic cleanup or other things, so we constantly have to manually go in there or work with Dell support on this. The solution has not been working as advertised.""The price could be lowered slightly, to make it more competitive.""The two-factor authentication is missing from Dell products."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "With respect to pricing, make sure that you look at both Rubrik and Cohesity as they are very similar and are quite competitive."
  • "I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years."
  • "Sizing is important and it is easy to overestimate."
  • "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."
  • "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."
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  • "The licensing is billed on a monthly basis. Dell is bundled so that when you order IDPA, you get everything together with the license."
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    For us, Cohesity edged out Rubrik as the better solution. Rubrik was close, but because we have a lot (100+) remote sites with different capacity requirements, Cohesity edged out Rubrik during our… more »
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    By using their Helios Cloud service, you have all your clusters, no matter where they are located, in one web portal.
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    The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik.
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    It backs up our Windows systems and our Linux systems and everything.
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    We're on our second year of a three-year license. When our third year is up, we're going to choose another solution.
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    After resizing and compression, the system continuously runs out of space. Dell EMC doesn't do automatic cleanup or other things, so we constantly have to manually go in there or work with Dell… more »
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    Overview

    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"





    The Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) delivers simply powerful backup and recovery for data everywhere in a single appliance. Starting at 8TB, IDPAs offers complete backup, replication, recovery, deduplication, instant access, and restore, search and analytics and tight VMware integration — plus, cloud readiness with disaster recovery and long-term retention to the cloud. All in all, it’s a powerful enterprise data protection solution for organizations of all sizes at a low cost-to-protect.

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    Tribune Media
    Under Armour, Christian Brothers University, Presidio
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    Healthcare Company20%
    University8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company8%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government12%
    Financial Services Firm4%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 26 reviews while Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is ranked 45th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 9.2, while Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance writes "Stable, easy to upgrade, has good DPS search included, and has good reporting". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell EMC Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker, Rubrik and Veritas NetBackup. See our Cohesity DataProtect vs. Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance report.

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