Cohesity DataProtect vs Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) comparison


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Executive Summary

Categories and Ranking

Cohesity DataProtect
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (8th), Cloud Backup (6th)
Dell PowerProtect DD (Data ...
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Deduplication Software (1st), Disk Based Backup Systems (1st)

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Cohesity DataProtect is 4.1%, down from 4.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is 4.3%, down from 4.7% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Oct 6, 2022
Centralized interface is simple to navigate, reduces storage space and related costs
We are the largest organization in Europe and have 10,000 servers in-house being protected by Cohesity. We use several solutions including Archive, DR, SAP, Oracle, VMware, and others. Our business thrives on Cohesity storage. Cohesity makes data management as simple as Sign Up, Connecting, and…
Oct 31, 2022
Offers 99.999% uptime, has useful deduplication features, and offers great compression
Nothing comes to mind in terms of improvement. It serves its purpose. That said, if they could develop higher algorithms to make it more efficient, that would be great. Usually, with the backup, the issue is how fast it can do it. As network speeds improve, the solution improves. It has to keep up with the available network speeds, however. For example, a 100-gigabit ethernet. They need to keep up with the advancements in network speeds, and ethernet speeds. If they keep up, instead of taking five hours to back up your daily workload, you may do it in three hours. It can be complex to implement.

Quotes from Members

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


"Cohesity has very simple reports to help you stay in the know of which servers are being backed up or not."
"The dashboard is very easy to use."
"We can run test scripts on production data."
"The customer service and support are fast and professional."
"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."
"A robust, verifiable backup with a restore solution, which decreases our backup and has a restore window."
"The SQL Backup and Restore is very easy."
"We like that we can use production data to run intensive reports that would otherwise bog down the production server."
"9900 has around 1.5 petabits of capacity in a single rack, and that's huge."
"It's very competitive in terms of the price and technology. Also, the development team continuously makes updates. The data reduction feature is very useful."
"Deduplication and compression are the best features of the solution, which are popular and very effective."
"The most valuable features of Dell PowerProtect DD are reduplication and compression. It provides a lot of data savings for backups. Additionally, the Dell PowerProtect DD solution offers a bundled backup software and storage option. If desired, users can also connect to cloud technology to create an additional copy of their data in the cloud. This solution supports synchronization with various cloud vendors, including Azure and AWS."
"The technology has been very useful. There are lots of features on offer."
"The product provides good backup and compression services."
"The product, a disk backup solution, improves our data application tasks. We used tape libraries with Dev drives in legacy architectures, resulting in slow backups compared to modern drives like NVMe and SSDs. By transitioning to NVMe and SSDs, backups have become much faster. The tool's backup restoration is faster compared to other tools."
"It's very easy to use the domain once it's been set up. The interface is also user-friendly."


"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."
"A little more documentation on standard faults would help, as new features are being released quite often."
"You need to put the full name instead of a few letters while searching for backup. It should also improve customization."
"We are waiting on the AIX agent to be released."
"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."
"Features I would like to see include a more visible data lifecycle monitoring tab, and an easier to read backup status dashboard."
"The solution has a more complex setup than Veritas and Veeam."
"In terms of what could be improved, it just needs some maturity."
"The usage of this solution is a bit difficult to develop processes, and it takes a long time to market permits."
"Dell PowerProtect DD does not have integration with the cloud and virtualization software."
"We are not able to deal directly with the OEM we have to go to their partners in Nigeria."
"EMC is very expensive for small customers."
"I would like to see integration with public cloud."
"The pricing model needs to be improved."
"I would like to see some kind of integration with the ransomware in the next release."
"They should reduce the CPC cost to customers. The product is becoming very expensive."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"There is monthly licensing."
"Licensing is per node and per protected terabyte. You will also pay 10-15% annually for support."
"The pricing model is impressive and very effective."
"Cohesity came in at the best price. Setup was included and done in half a day."
"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."
"Cohesity came in at the best price."
"Sizing is important and it is easy to overestimate."
"We usually buy products at the end year, and the license is included."
"If we do not move to the cloud solution and stay with our on-premise version we will miss some new features."
"This is one of the more expensive backup solutions on the market."
"The cost is expensive."
"In Naira it was twenty-five or twenty-seven million (approximately $75,000 USD) for the implementation and maintenance cost for three years."
"The price of the backup appliance is slightly expensive. Compared to other vendors, the pricing will be slightly higher."
"There are many options in the pricing structure which can cause some confusion and necessitate the purchase of additional licensing."
"Becoming more expensive."
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Top Industries

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

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Questions from the Community

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 is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cohesity DataProtect?
Typically on-premises nodes/clusters are deployed for primary backup (to enable instant mass restore) so price will be dependent on chosen OEM and capacity required. MSPs like us utilise PPU licens...
What needs improvement with Cohesity DataProtect?
There is room for improvement in terms of price. In future releases, I would like to see a more comprehensive cyber resilience capability.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain)?
There are many different licenses, so you pay for what you need. There are various aspects you can add on, like extra speed, or something just for reading data. There are licenses to do replication...
What needs improvement with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain)?
Nothing comes to mind in terms of improvement. It serves its purpose. That said, if they could develop higher algorithms to make it more efficient, that would be great. Usually, with the backup, th...

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DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain

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