I've shortlisted two Backup and Recovery products and would like to determine which one to purchase. Which of the following products will be your choice: Cohesity DataProtect or Rubrik? Why?
Thanks for your help!
Systems Admin at a wholesaler/distributor with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 15, 2022
We went with Rubrik based on our needs.
We wanted on-prem backup with the option of having a second site where our data is replicated.
Rubrik now has some new offerings such as:
- RADAR that scans data on our on-prem backup storage for anomalies,
- SONOR for looking for specific data within the backups that might not be compliant, such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc.,
- Rubrik Cloud Vault allows me to replicate my data to their data center which would keep my data air gapped from my site, and now their NAS direct offering where you don't even need their hardware on-premise but you can backup your NAS directly to their data center.
I also liked the fact that if you keep the Rubrik under maintenance when a new version comes out and your model has been EOL, they replace it for free.
While Rubrik is not the cheapest option out there, it fulfills all our needs and gives us the security knowing that our data is protected.
Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to screen until you have completed the installation. While there is no standard length of time that it takes to complete the install, an hour or less is a fairly standard range.
By coupling this ease of setup with affordability and versatility, Veeam proves itself to be an extremely useful and valuable tool. Veeam considers their customers from the very first interaction that they have with the product. They provide a version that is absolutely free for those small- to medium-sized companies that cannot afford pricey program licenses. This edition is robust enough to allow for a vast majority of companies to run until such a time as they might have the capital to invest in a license. Additionally, it is extremely versatile. Users can choose from a vast variety of features. Furthermore, there are numerous options available in terms of how users can back up their data. These backup options encrypt the data and protect it from malicious parties.
Veeam Backup & Replication uses specialized support teams to respond to each unique issue that may come up. The effect of providing teams that are dedicated to solving particular problems is that experts are on call to address any and all problems that users may face. This is not something which Rubrik can offer.
Rubrik does allow users to recover their data within seconds. This speed allows any mistake involving the data to be rectified nearly instantaneously. It also has a simple-to-operate interface which allows for various tasks to be automated with ease. However, in the long-term Rubrik is an expensive product, which is a disadvantage.
I would choose Veeam Backup & Replication over Rubrik. The cost as well the kind of support that Veeam Backup & Replication offers is what would ultimately convince me to go with their product.
Business Development & Product Manager at Prianto Ltd
Oct 27, 2021
I would choose Untrends all day long as it provides fully automated DR testing so when you need to recover from an incident you select the most recent validated copy in minutes.
The appliances (Physical, or Virtual where you have the storage and compute already) index blocks locally so there is less to pull back down from the cloud reducing data repatriation costs and they are the only single vendor solution that is fully integrated and 100% compatible with single-pane management for backup, DR/BC (replication and archiving), for M365, Google Workspace, AWS/Azure Workloads, DTC for home workers.