What do you like most about Cohesity DataProtect?

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What do you like most about Cohesity DataProtect?

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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Chief Technology Officer at The Collective Group, LLC
Real User
Top 20
Apr 25, 2023

Cohesity DataProtect is a reliable solution for performing backups within a suitable timeframe, and its forever incremental model is particularly effective for the customer's needs. Additionally, the solution handles instant recovery and file-level recovery from a VMware image backup seamlessly.

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Data Center Manager at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Mar 31, 2023

Cohesity DataProtect is user-friendly and straightforward. The setup process was effortless, and both the backup and restore operations are speedy.

Backup Administrator at Bper Banca Spa
Real User
Top 20
Feb 21, 2023

It works well with backup virtual machines and SQL services we have been using.

Solutions Architect with self employed
Real User
Top 20
Jan 24, 2023

The initial setup is easy.

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Coordinator, Network Architecture & Cybersecurity at San Mateo County Office of Education
Real User
Top 5
Jan 24, 2023

It's stable.

Head of IT Infrastructure at Kampmann
Dec 14, 2021

By using their Helios Cloud service, you have all your clusters, no matter where they are located, in one web portal.

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Computer Systems Architect at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Nov 15, 2021

Its most valuable feature is its ransomware protection, so it has immutable backups.

Field CTO at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Top 20
Oct 20, 2021

The most valuable features of Cohesity DataProtect are SpanFS and the handling of hybrid workloads.

Advisor Architect at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Sep 28, 2021

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.

Technology Analyst at Infosys
Real User
Aug 27, 2021

We are happy with the support provided by Cohesity for the issues we've come across.

Network Administration Supervisor at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
Real User
Jul 30, 2021

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.

Infrastructure Architect at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
May 21, 2021

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.

Architect - infra at Ørsted Services
Apr 5, 2021

The dashboard is very rich and provides details needed for a moderator.

Global Infrastructure Architect at Finning International Inc
Real User
Dec 24, 2020

Its flexibility is the most valuable. Being a cloud version, it has more flexibility, and it allows me to incorporate different workloads and consolidate all the data in one place. It has good high availability, and it is also easy to maintain.

Systems Engineer/Systems Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Dec 17, 2020

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.

System Engineer II at Louisville Metro Government
Real User
Nov 12, 2020

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.

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System Engineer at Swisslos Interkantonale Landeslotterie
Real User
Aug 26, 2020

The SQL Backup and Restore is very easy.

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Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Aug 4, 2020

The ease of use and the GUI have really been most valuable to us. Configuring the system to do what we need is simple and straight forward and a lot of guesswork has been removed. One of my favorite features with Cohesity is Kroll for Exchange item-level recovery. The software is simple to use and fast.

Adam Badorrek - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager in Strategic Resource Management at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Apr 13, 2020

The product is easy to put in place. All backups are done very quickly. It's easy to perform restores. What I prefer in the product is its simplicity. There are no useless settings to define, and everything is ready after the initial setup.

IT Manager - Storage & Backup at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Apr 6, 2020

Cohesity's web-scale architecture enables us to scale up as needed.

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Sr. Infrastructure Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Feb 4, 2020

Cohesity is extremely easy to use and intuitive.

Team Leader at Leonardo
Real User
Feb 1, 2020

After linking a cloud subscription, like Azure for example (AWS and Google are also supported), you can "spin" a VM onto the cloud from any backup snapshot.

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Network Administration Supervisor at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Jan 29, 2020

The restores are easy to do and have made it so that we can incorporate restores into our troubleshooting processes.

Adjunct Professor at Southern New Hampshire University
Real User
Jan 27, 2020

The most valuable features are the rapid VM restores and the ability to quickly find files and download them directly to my desktop so that I can put them where I need them to be.

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Infrastructure Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Jan 22, 2020

The most valuable feature is ease of use.

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System Engineer Client & Server at Swisslos Interkantonale Landeslotterie
Real User
Nov 18, 2019

It makes our administrators' lives much easier to combine backup, archiving, and services like hosting file shares in one central system with only one user interface.

User at a media company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Oct 17, 2019

Instant volume mount and the SpanFS filesystem itself, which has great dedupe and compression across all of our backups.

User at Master
Real User
Sep 19, 2019

This solution is easy to manage.

Adrian932577 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a university with 1-10 employees
Sep 20, 2018

It has a lightning fast restore.

reviewer873789 - PeerSpot reviewer
System Engineer at a educational organization with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
May 16, 2018

I love the ability to clone a virtual server in only minutes.

Panav D Sharma - PeerSpot reviewer
Quality Engineer II at Cvent
Real User
Mar 30, 2018

Cohesity is a cost-effective storage designed for secondary or archival data. It also integrates well with a number of other systems, like VMware, Pure Storage, or AWS with its large array of APIs available to the user.

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Director of Information Systems at Community Hospital
Real User
Mar 1, 2018

We are saving valuable datacenter rack space, which is critical as we evaluate co-location options.

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cohesity DataProtect, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
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System Engineer at a educational organization with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 16, 2018
It is a great product. I recommend it.
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Data Center Technician at nuskin
Oct 10, 2018
At this time I don't, as I learn more I will update my review.
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