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.
"One of the most valuable features is the restore functionality that they offer."
"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 solution is stable."
"By using their Helios Cloud service, you have all your clusters, no matter where they are located, in one web portal."
"The dashboard is very rich and provides details needed for a moderator."
"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."
"We are happy with the support provided by Cohesity for the issues we've come across."
"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 initial setup was not overly complex."
"In terms of most valuable features, we are mostly using the Cloud Connect feature. It is flexible because you can use it on-prem and on cloud."
"Veeam Cloud Connect has helped us to reduce the cost of cloud storage for an offsite solution using their archive storage feature."
"Veeam communicates with the vCenter in VMware, which means it's very smooth and doesn't interrupt production on VMware and you can backup or restore anytime, anywhere."
"The technical support is good."
"Replication is most valuable."
"Its ease of use for restore is really good. For Exchange, the Exchange Active Directory is great."
"Veeam Is very useful for most environments and can scale up in most environments - such as Amazon or Azure."
"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."
"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."
"In terms of what could be improved, it just needs some maturity."
"I'd like to be able to pause a backup while it's running and have it resume when I tell it to resume."
"Features I would like to see include a more visible data lifecycle monitoring tab, and an easier to read backup status dashboard."
"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."
"Better support for legacy platforms would be nice, but we should be moving off those anyway."
"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."
"The recovery and integration features of Veeam Backup Replication could improve. For example, all VM integration could improve, such as with Hyper-V and VMware."
"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."
"It's a great product, but only if you have everything virtualized."
"I have used NetBackup. For heavy workloads or if I need consistent backup and restore, I prefer NetBackup over Veeam Backup Replication."
"There is always some room for improvement, especially with some of the different technologies such as DB2. Commvault has a DB2 agent, but Veeam still doesn't have it. We have to use the universal one for it."
"It needs to support more applications. In terms of supported applications, Oracle SQL and Office 365 are supported, but I am not sure if it supports Linux-based applications. That's why I'm looking for an alternative. I am currently testing Commvault. The advantage of Commvault is that a lot of applications are supported with it. I am not sure if CIFS is currently supported. It would be nice to have this feature in case it is not already supported"
"Occasionally, in the course of upgrading one's virtualization platform, the backup can be ruined."
"The implementation was straightforward. However, we used an integrator, the process could be easier for us to do it ourselves."
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® Availability Suite™ delivers something fundamentally different — Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ — leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage and the cloud to help organizations meet today’s service-level objectives, enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds and minutes.https://www.veeam.com/vm-backup-recovery-replication-software.html
Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery Software with 18 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 164 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 8.8, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), Veritas NetBackup and Azure Backup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Azure Backup, Rubrik, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Nakivo and Veritas NetBackup. See our Cohesity DataProtect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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