2020-05-02T01:01:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Cohesity DataPlatform?

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Cohesity DataPlatform?

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RL
Chief Technology Officer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 10Leaderboard
2020-09-06T08:04:39Z
Sep 6, 2020

The hyper-converged architecture and scalability are hugely important for growing service companies.

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Suren V - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Management Senior Analyst at ATOS
2020-07-10T10:46:00Z
Jul 10, 2020

Our data center size occupancy for Cohesity appliance is reduced by 70% when we installed Cohesity.

Drew Nelson - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director Of Operations at Purple Communications, Inc
Real User
Leaderboard
2020-05-02T01:01:00Z
May 2, 2020

The clone feature is very nice. You can restore workloads onto Cohesity's storage, which is also nice to have when you don't have enough space to restore on the server.

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Shivanand Hadapad - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at Tech Mahindra Limited
Nov 16, 2020
Dear All, Any use cases where dfs and non-dfs shares are migrated to Cohesity Data Platform with near zero downtime? I feel below solutions are feasible: 1. Use Robocopy, pl 2. dfs replication provided windows OS supports the functionality 3. Backup and Restore. 4. Build a VM out of Cohesity and use VMware native tool to migrate everything. If you any other methods, please share your views.
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Russell Rothstein - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 16, 2020
@ROD LUCERO ​@Drew Nelson ​@Suren V ​As you are on the Cohesity leaderboard and written reviews of Cohesity, do you have any advice for Shivanand? 
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Sep 6, 2020
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Suren V - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastructure Management Senior Analyst at ATOS
Jul 10, 2020
Compare and choose wisely by considering initial 7 operational costs. And require less FTEas compared to other legacy vendors.
RL
Chief Technology Officer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Sep 6, 2020
The cost is based on capacity. You have got a hardware component because you have got to buy nodes and you have got to buy discs for those nodes. That is typical server pricing cost whether you are buying Cisco systems or HP or whatever, you are buying two new rackmount boxes full of discs. If I am looking at comparing to the competition — let's say we compare Beam to Cohesity. Beam makes their solution look extremely inexpensive because they just say they are selling the software. You run the solution as a virtual machine. The idea is that they suggest you do not need anything else in the way of dedicated hardware. But in actuality, Beam still needs a lot of compute power to perform — especially if you need compression and encryption and stuff like that. So Beam makes it sound like it has some advantages because of the way it is deployed, but any backup product needs a lot of horsepower. Their claims end up not being the reality. When you factor the claims for not needing hardware in, then you have to try to compare apples-to-apples. Beam just really does not have an immutable storage capability because they do not manage their storage. From an attack footprint, Beam runs on top of Windows. So its attack surface is pretty large. When I run Beam, I have a dependency on the SQL server. Those are all things that we looked at and realized we might not want to have those risks. We had to look at the risk and decide if it was high enough to say that Beam was not an option. That was kind of a deciding factor because we did not want our backup platform to be the same platform that is our largest attack surface in terms of our app servers and all the Windows servers out there. Right now what we are seeing in the industry is the hackers are going after the backup systems first. If they get that, then they go take out the production data, and you are done. That fact makes mutable storage absolutely critical to us. The obvious solution to the problem was not having the platform be Windows-based as it was hugely important to security.