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"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.""The product is easy to put in place. All backups are done very quickly. It's easy to perform restores. What I prefer in the product is its simplicity. There are no useless settings to define, and everything is ready after the initial setup.""The enterprise search and instant restore are pretty valuable. Also, the Helios stuff is pretty good and the SAS engine for ransom malware detection.""One of the most valuable features is the restore functionality that they offer.""We are happy with the support provided by Cohesity for the issues we've come across.""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.""The SQL Backup and Restore is very easy.""We are very satisfied with the product as a whole—all the backup functions, the data protection functions. We are very satisfied with those, and the product is very simple to use."

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"Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""We used to use the solution with tapes a few years ago. We've switched to discs, and it has gotten much faster.""The API is very good.""The solution offers a very straightforward deployment. You click, click, click and it's done. There's not much configuration to do."

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Cons
"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 error handling could be improved.""Features I would like to see include a more visible data lifecycle monitoring tab, and an easier to read backup status dashboard.""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.""We have Oracle databases running on Linux servers in our environment and we have found the Oracle backups were quite complex to setup.""Cohesity cluster upgrades have not been as easy as a single button click. They are a manual process that requires upgrading each node into a cluster individually.""The GUI is in need of improvement.""For Oracle DBs, we have observed a few bugs. This can be done better."

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"You end up needing to do a lot of troubleshooting to get things to work effectively.""Their first level of support can be improved. Often they are too junior to understand the issues we are having, and it takes too much time to get from them to the next level of support, which is what we actually need.""There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution.""The replication feature is not available.""Not particularly user friendly."

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  • "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 price is lower than that of some competing products."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    The incremental backup forever for database is a good feature.
    Top Answer: 
    1. Database log backup is too difficult for tracking and reporting. It uses cron to schedule the backup job. Sometimes the duplicate cron job was created by SPP. 2. NFS mounted filesystem need to be… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The primary use of this solution is for VMware integration.
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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"





    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection and availability solution for virtual environments that can be deployed in minutes and protect your environment within an hour. It simplifies data protection, whether data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. It can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or integrate with your IBM Spectrum Protect environment to off-load copies for long term storage and data governance with scale and efficiency.

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    Sample Customers
    Tribune Media
    PT Wings Surya, Tectrade, State of Ohio
    Top Industries
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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 Company31%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cohesity DataProtect vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    565,304 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 26 reviews while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 38th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 9.2, while IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Virtual snapshots with incremental backups is a key feature". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Veritas NetBackup, whereas IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup and NetApp SnapCenter. See our Cohesity DataProtect vs. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus report.

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