Cohesity DataProtect vs Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Aug 13, 2023

Categories and Ranking

Cohesity DataProtect
Ranking in Cloud Backup
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (8th)
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365
Ranking in Cloud Backup
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
SaaS Backup (2nd)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Cloud Backup category, the mindshare of Cohesity DataProtect is 5.3%, down from 7.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is 6.7%, down from 7.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Cloud Backup
Unique Categories:
Backup and Recovery
SaaS Backup

Featured Reviews

Giovanni Golinelli. - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 24, 2024
Easy to use, offers good scalability and responsive support
The deployment depends on the environment. Deploying on VMs is relatively simple. But for most of our customers, we implement physical clusters with at least three configured hosts using the existing model. So, it depends on the setup. Implementing DataProtect itself wasn't particularly challenging. One key requirement for successful DataProtect deployment is proper network configuration. If the network setup isn't right, you won't achieve optimal performance. We have developed a service for some of our customers where they implement an appliance or physical cluster of Cohesity at the customer site. Then, we use cloud clustering to replicate, and even in production, a second copy of the protected data. And in some cases, we have developed some disaster recovery procedures using Cohesity.
James Mwaura - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 25, 2023
It's more affordable than most, and end-to-end configuration is straightforward
Veeam provides cloud backups. These days, most people want to back things up on the cloud. All the work saved on various office workstations and file servers is backed up on the cloud Clients get peace of mind knowing their data is backed up somewhere else outside their office. If something goes…

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."
"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."
"I would rate the stability a ten out of ten."
"I have found that the speed of restores, especially files and folders, are extremely fast. This bodes well for us, and our end users are always amazed at how fast you can get them their files."
"Cohesity's web-scale architecture enables us to scale up as needed."
"The dashboard is very easy to use."
"The enterprise search and instant restore are pretty valuable. Also, the Helios stuff is pretty good and the SAS engine for ransom malware detection."
"It's completely reliable and easy to restore."
"This covers the areas of backing up Office 365 that Microsoft does not include in its standard routine."
"The setup is very simple. It takes 15 minutes."
"The solution is stable and reliable."
"The product offers good stability."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"The solution helps reduce our workload."
"It has got all the features. You can restore a mailbox based on an email or a calendar or based on all the emails. A user can also get access to restore the mailbox."
"The most valuable feature is the built-in integration with Office 365, which helps us protect email accounts and servers. We use it on virtual servers on the cloud with Azure, or we can use an agent on physical servers."


"I would like to see the management of multiple nodes inside a tenant. If you want to manage a Cohesity environment, you either go on a per-node base, and you can hop from one node to the other, or you need to implement their SaaS capability but it always needs an internet connection. We would really like to have some kind of local management entity so that we can see all the Cohesity nodes in a customer environment and manage those nodes centrally. That's something that we would really like, and they are really working on it."
"Reporting is quite limited and not customizable."
"The support team could do a better job. Sometimes finding the correct person is cumbersome and time consuming."
"Their documentation could be refined."
"The support team sometimes takes a long time to resolve issues, although, in our experience, these have been specific things like SQL blobs."
"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."
"Non-cloud services need improvement."
"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."
"A while back, I had some trouble using the agent. It might be a problem with older versions. Sometimes, I also have issues installing or making backups from the console to that type of operating system."
"They need more documentation, awareness, and assistance."
"Veaam Backup can be confusing for customers when they start trying to understand how to use the product in multiple environments."
"The capacity storage is a challenge everywhere in the backup industry. The general feedback people are coming back to about this is that there is no deduplication based on it."
"The solution needs to introduce more features."
"In the next release, it should have direct export to tape drive abilities and NDMP support."
"It needs to be able to integrate with other emailing systems, like Linux."
"Some additional training materials would be helpful."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"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 pricing model is impressive and very effective."
"The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik."
"We purchased support from Cohesity to ensure that should we face an issue, we don't have to deal with different service providers."
"Cohesity came in at the best price. Setup was included and done in half a day."
"The tool's licensing costs are yearly. It is cheaper than other backup solutions."
"From my last assessment, the pricing for Cohesity DataProtect was reasonable. Compared to its closest competitor, Rubrik, I found Rubrik's pricing to be somewhat high-end. While Rubrik may have more advanced security features than Cohesity DataProtect currently, Cohesity DataProtect is releasing a new solution in the near future that will compete directly with Rubrik."
"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 pricing is middle-of-the-road compared with competing products."
"The solution is not expensive."
"I think it's a fair price. It's around $36 per user, so I think it's a fair price for our customers."
"We looked at a few cloud options. When we did the comparison, we found it to be a cost-effective solution, and it included everything."
"The pricing model makes this solution more expensive than it needs to be."
"It is an expensive product, and there is an additional cost involved in purchasing hardware. I rate the pricing an eight out of ten."
"There is an annual license required and a per-user fee for this solution."
"The solution is very, very, very, cheap."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Educational Organization
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Comms Service Provider

Company Size

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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

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.
How does AvePoint Cloud Backup compare with Veeam Backup for Office 365?
AvePoint Cloud Backup for MS Office 365 is a SaaS backup whose features include secure storage and unlimited and automated backups. The storage is saved in AvePoint’s Azure storage or it can also b...
What do you like most about Veeam Backup for Office 365?
The tool is easy to use and straightforward regarding restoration and creating backups. It's user-friendly, providing results and sending alerts when something goes wrong.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Veeam Backup for Office 365?
Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is expensive, and I rate it an eight out of ten.

Also Known As

Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365



Sample Customers

Tribune Media
Columbia Power & Water Systems
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