We performed a comparison between Cohesity DataProtect and Veeam Backup Replication based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Both products received high marks from users. However, Cohesity DataProtect users found deployment to be easier, and consider it to be more affordable than do users of Veeam Backup Replication.
"Its most valuable feature is its ransomware protection, so it has immutable backups."
"The enterprise search and instant restore are pretty valuable. Also, the Helios stuff is pretty good and the SAS engine for ransom malware detection."
"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."
"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."
"The dashboard is very rich and provides details needed for a moderator."
"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."
"By using their Helios Cloud service, you have all your clusters, no matter where they are located, in one web portal."
"The system automatically takes down the nodes one at a time and performs the upgrade and brings the node back up before proceeding to the next. Upgrades can now be done at any time with a high level of confidence."
"It's simply very good software for backup purposes."
"This product is user-friendly. The interface is easy to use."
"Very user-friendly and easily recoverable."
"Veeam Backup Replication's most valuable features are it is easy to use and manage."
"It's a pretty complete product."
"The initial setup was not overly complex."
"Features with the most value are Instant VM Recovery, SQL Explorer and Exchange Explorer."
"The initial setup is simple to do in Veeam Backup Replication."
"The support is pretty bad."
"In terms of the product itself, there have been a handful of patches that have had to be applied outside of the GUI via the command line. It's very straightforward and easy and in the same redundant fashion, but not quite as simple as one or two clicks. I'm hoping that will decrease going forward."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"They could always keep up with continuous interface refinements."
"We aren't missing any features. In terms of the solution overall, it's so far so good."
"In terms of what could be improved, it just needs some maturity."
"I would like to see more broad support for other applications such as databases, or other operating systems."
"We're using both Backup and Replication, Veeam Cloud Connect, and Veeam Office 365. What I am missing is a good graphical user interface between these three products."
"In the past, Veeam had a host-based license, but now it will be part of Microsoft's core license. I don't like this licensing model. Host-based licensing is better for my system. Maybe so other organizations prefer the core-based."
"The replication functionality only works for VMware environments. Veeam has a backup agent for AIX operating systems, and we will like to see the replication functionality available for the AIX operating system. Additionally, if the backup functionality for AIX to be included in the Veeam console would be an advantage."
"Lacks online training."
"During the initial setup especially, there's a bit of a learning curve."
"Could be improved with hybrid cloud integration backup."
"Veeam Backup is not enhanced. There aren't any enhancements yet and they are still using traditional methods for snapshots and to perform the backup, like many other vendors. Another improvement would be simplifying and integrating their software."
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.
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:
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"
Veeam’s® premier product, Veeam Backup & Replication™, delivers availability for cloud, virtual, Kubernetes and physical workloads. Through a simple-by-design management console, users are offered what is presented as a fast, flexible, reliable Backup, archival, recovery and replication.
Reviews from Real Users
Veeam Backup & Replication is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are its ease of set up, the fact that it is agentless, and that it has an intuitive dashboard.
A Network Operations Manager at an educational organization says, "Integration with VMware is excellent with very granular recovery."
An Inside Solutions Architect at a tech services company mentions, “I like that it's agent-less, easy to set up, and hardware-agnostic.”
An Account Manager at a tech services company states, “The dashboard is very, very easy to understand. We do demonstrations all the time with customers just to show them. If they've lost particular files because of a server going down, we can retrieve those files for them and quickly bring those files back up.”
Kerem C., Director of Professional Services/Senior Solution Architect/Trainer at a tech services company, explains, “It's good for backup performance management and backup window management.”
Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery Software with 19 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 114 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 8.8, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Easy to implement with great technical support and easy upgrading capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup, IBM Spectrum Protect and Commvault Complete Data Protection, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Azure Backup, Acronis Backup, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup and Nakivo. See our Cohesity DataProtect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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