Cohesity DataProtect vs Veritas NetBackup comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 19, 2023

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Cohesity DataProtect
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
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Veritas NetBackup
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Cohesity DataProtect is 4.2%, down from 4.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Veritas NetBackup is 5.1%, down from 5.4% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Dec 13, 2023
Evolving data protection with user-friendly interface, fast performance, and efficient maintenance, but faces challenges in delivering HANA support
We use it in the realm of data protection. We have comprehensive coverage, including backups for all our databases, VMs, file systems, and various auxiliary components One of the notable benefits is its user-friendly interface, making it easy to navigate. Additionally, it demonstrates faster…
Storemgr67 - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 19, 2024
Covers a large spectrum of products and operating systems and part of a multi-layer strategy for data protection
We use it like any other backup solution for resource restoration when needed and for populating systems in environments with data. We use NetBackup's data management strategies for multi-target backups and retentions. That's the short answer. The full explanation is quite involved. It would require describing our environment, our workflows, and how we use policies and vaulting policies to move data around. But to keep it brief, NetBackup simplifies managing data across multiple targets with various retention periods. NetBackup is part of a multi-layer strategy. It's one of the many tools we use, to ensure we don't rely on a single product. So, the product has positively impacted our protection strategy. Moreover, we're satisfied with its performance when it comes to the deduplication function.

Quotes from Members

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


"The SQL Backup and Restore is very easy."
"Cohesity has simplified backups and has cut our costs tremendously."
"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."
"Cohesity's web-scale architecture enables us to scale up as needed."
"The restores are easy to do and have made it so that we can incorporate restores into our troubleshooting processes."
"The support is awesome. They are very fast, competent and friendly."
"Instant recovery options are a big benefit for urgent restores, as we don't need to wait for hours or days for a restore to complete before being able to access the files."
"It is also very easy to determine which VMs are being backed up and which ones aren't. This is helpful to make sure nothing is being missed."
"This is a complete solution, everything is under one console."
"The solution is easy to scale."
"The most valuable feature is that you don't need any special connectivity - you just need to give your seller name, and then it automatically discovers all your virtual machines, which is a great benefit, especially in a bigger environment."
"The features are good."
"It is pretty stable. We have one dedicated technician that is taking care of all the data protect. Typically, we have an issue once a month, if that. Or once every two months."
"The tool's most valuable feature is backups."
"Veritas NetBackup is very stable and scales out very well."
"The troubleshooting is very good."


"Since it is an evolving product, there are lot of frequent releases which require upgrades to be done every other weekend."
"The support team sometimes takes a long time to resolve issues, although, in our experience, these have been specific things like SQL blobs."
"The platform has certain limitations, mostly stemming from the restrictions imposed by the VMware API and some other factors. One area where there is room for improvement is the tracking of replicated copies, especially in the context of remote archive duplication."
"The GUI is in need of improvement."
"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."
"The solution has a more complex setup than Veritas and Veeam."
"Microsoft Exchange online mailbox backups would be fantastic."
"In terms of what could be improved, it just needs some maturity."
"Within their product lineup, they need to consolidate down to one product. Veritas doesn't have one product that does everything. So, Veritas can do everything, but you basically need to run two products. I would like them to combine all the capabilities into one release."
"Enhancing reporting across the board would be beneficial."
"There is room for improvement in the implementation of Power servers."
"The database integration could be better."
"The backup operation interface is not as mature as those of Veritas's competitors and has room for improvement."
"The flip side about NetBackup is that it is not policy-based."
"The speed of restoring data could be improved."
"The solution is quite expensive."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik."
"I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years."
"On a scale from one to ten, where one is cheap and ten is expensive, I rate the solution's pricing a seven out of ten."
"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."
"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."
"Cohesity came in at the best price."
"Ensure that you understand the per TB licensing model. Also, Exchange backups are not native to Cohesity and require Kroll."
"Veritas NetBackup is very expensive, and I think price is the main reason which some customers don't want to use this solution."
"If you have a source size of one terabyte then they will charge for a one terabyte license, although what is actually being stored is much less."
"It is an expensive solution."
"If you have a complex environment with dozens of different servers and apps, I recommend you look for TB licensing."
"We are very satisfied with the price of this solution."
"Licensing was very expensive and did not scale well if needed to move between license models."
"The solution is expensive compared to other alternatives."
"Price-wise, most of the backup products are similarly priced, and NetBackup is the same."
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Top Industries

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

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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.
What is the best next generation backup tool?
Assuming you have an onprem ecosystem which runs the VMware, physical systems on Win, Linux and Unix and run both traditional DB's and nosql DB's like mongo, then Netbackup (NBU) will be the right ...
What do you like most about Veritas NetBackup?
The most valuable feature of cloud integration is the ability to send data outside of your location. This can be achieved by integrating cloud tier options or other object storage solutions.

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