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Cohesity delivers a web-scale platform designed to consolidate all secondary storage and data services onto one unified, efficient solution.

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"Its About Time Secondary Storage and Data Protection got the Uber Treatment"

What do you like best?

A few fateful years ago, Uber brought to market the most amazing new thing we had ever seen. They allowed us to pay for a ride in someone else's car. WOW! So I know what you are thinking... "That's not new!" You're right. What they actually did was take a service that had been monopolized for so long by taxi companies and made it amazing. Taxi's are known for being expensive, dirty, a little smelly, squeaky brakes, having rude drivers, hard to catch, etc etc etc. Uber gave us the ability to easily find a ride, know the fare before we ride, pay a much lower fare, ride in someone's personal car that they care for b/c it's their personal car, provide reviews to weed out bad drivers (and riders), and do it all using an app. In short, they took the mundane and made it accessible, simple, efficient, affordable... This is what Cohesity has done for secondary storage and data protection. Cohesity looked at this technology space and said, "We can uberfy this thing." And they did. I can setup a new cluster of cohesity and protect my data in less than one working day. I can then schedule, retain, replicate my backups all through an intuitive and efficient html 5 gui. And as an added bonus, why not put all that processing power to work by allowing it to be a integral part of production work loads by offering secondary storage in the same way on the cluster. WOW!

What do you dislike?

It could be seen as a plus or minus. But they don't support data protection for some legacy technologies... lotus notes for example. To me this makes sense b/c they are a forward looking company. This may push some customers to look for other more traditional "taxi" vendors.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't wait. The product is all it says it is and so much more.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Data protection moved from 80% success to 100% success. We now have a platform that will grow with us and is future proof as we move to cloud, ROBO, DR, etc.

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"Cohesity changed our backups"

What do you like best?

Extremely fast recovery times, easy to use and setup. Great integration to cloud backups (ie: AWS S3). Restores take only seconds to spin up which is awesome. Ties in to AD easily. Can replace the functionality of a SMB file server.

What do you dislike?

Exchange message-level restores are clunky, relies on 3rd party tool. Still works fine but takes longer than other vendors.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The initial purchase isn't cheap but you get what you pay for, and you'll save money in the long run with extremely fast recovery times and loads of options and customizations.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've had a great experience moving to the Cohesity platform with the support of whole team. We had a good pre-sales experience and they've been very supportive and available during our implementation. The product is excellent, we're very happy with it (we've already used it in production for a restore and it worked flawlessly) and are continuing to explore the features as we use it more.

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"Works really well!"

What do you like best?

Cohesity listened to our needs and they were able to provide the data protection solution that we were looking for. They spent a significant amount of time understanding our backup requirements and worked with us to meet those requirements

What do you dislike?

They have a lack of a direct support for tape media. Also I hope they offer more incentives, and cheaper packages.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cohesity may or may not be the right solution for your environment, the cost is tad expensive, but if you are running a huge system, then this might be the perfect fit for efficiency.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cohesity backs up our SMB shares which is the best feature,. The user interface is fairly intuitive and easy to figure out. It is the simplest backup solution I have ever worked with.

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"Cohesity"

What do you like best?

Cohesity is a young fresh company with a very good product. Its not only for backups. you can make things like test/dev with your backedup data or drive some analyses. The support team is the best i ever see

What do you dislike?

hmmmm. there is realy nothing to say. We are very happy with it

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just try out this great solution

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

License cost growings from our backup vendor TSM. Better Restore in Case of a desaster. With cloning functionality easy test new solutions. Faster Restore

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"Great data protection for your datacenter/cloud"

What do you like best?

VMware backup & MSSQL backup. The test and dev functions are also very useful

What do you dislike?

Cloud requirements for off site DR. Right now it takes too much configuration and resources to quickly spin up DR in the cloud.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Initial appliance startup could have been easier. Hopefully this has improved over the last two years.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have reduced our backup system count from 5 to 1. We have 15 min RPOs on MSSQL transaction servers. This is great for our retail business.

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"Cohesity has been great so far"

What do you like best?

our Cohesity units are so easy to use, that it makes managing them really simple.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found a down side. They work very well

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do your research. We brought in several backup companies to do demos, and Cohesity won, even though we original had our hearts set on another vendor. Give them a chance.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We started using the Cohesity as a file share system and the benefits have been great. We freed up some server space.

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"Easy to manage solution and a great partner in Cohesity"

What do you like best?

Great for protecting VMware workloads in our on premises environment, and being able to archive those backups for long term in cheaper public cloud storage. Easy to use interface and policy driven backups make protecting large environments easier.

The thing I like best is the close partnership we have with Cohesity as a vendor. They listen to our needs and develop features that help meet our needs.

What do you dislike?

wish their file server solution were a bit more robust.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask to speak to reference customers that match your company profile.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Migrate backups to a modern environment that allows us to leverage cloud storage for long term archives

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"Backup, restore, and secondary storage made easy"

What do you like best?

The UI ps the way to navigate. The company is constantly seeking input and ideas from the user base to find ways to improve. I really like the customer engagement. Site replication.

What do you dislike?

I honestly have not come across anything I dislike.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask your rep to talk to a customer. We are engaged with our reps.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Disaster recovery platform. ROI and RTO have been shortened

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"All in one backup solution"

What do you like best?

Ease of use, flexibility and all in one.

What do you dislike?

Updating cluster could be easier by having the upgrade within then the UI instead of having to go to a website to pull the upgrade.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Instead of our backup environment requiring several different pieces of hardware and software cohesity allows us to control our backups in a unified system

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"Cohesity makes backup/recovery simple"

What do you like best?

I like that it just works. Easy to use, easy to manage, easy to upgrade. Backups are fast and simple. Recovers are even faster and easy enough to allow self service.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything that I do not like about Cohesity as of yet. We have been using Cohesity for almost 2 years and it just keeps getting better.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best switch we have ever made.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to spend less time troubleshooting backup issues and more time on other projects. Less FTE time spent managing and troubleshooting backups.

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"Super fast with no monitoring required!"

What do you like best?

The fact I am able to backup over 90TB of Data to the cloud in 30 minutes without worrying about it and watching the dashboard

What do you dislike?

Nothing! Everything works great and as intended

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to completely remove tapes from our network and replace it with 100% native cloud backups.

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"Great Solution"

What do you like best?

The absolute ease of backups and restores. I've setup SMB/NFS and used it, plus the cloning is slick. The different options and speed at a file, folder or VM restore is great. It's great to have a solution that does more than just back stuff up.

What do you dislike?

No different than anywhere else, when there are issues we work through them and a lot of the time it is upgrade that resolves the issue.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

VM and NAS backup/protection. Having a reliable platform that works and is dependable.

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"Great solution with Cohesity"

What do you like best?

Ease of use is a big one for me. The quickness in doing restores whether file or server related.

Creating and monitoring backups couldnt be any easier. Support is also very good and responsive.

What do you dislike?

Honestly I really do not have anything negative to say.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it, test it and you will not be disappointed!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Test/dev and cloning allows for advanced testing. We dont use it a lot but it has a lot of potential.

Lower cost solution with much better results

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"Cohesity is a modern backup solution which works well and reliably"

What do you like best?

Super fast and searchable restores, instant mounting from NFS shares to VMware that actually work.

What do you dislike?

Cloud data usage is high if you opt for backup to the usual suspects. They are working on this.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take advantage of the virtual edition to test the platform before buying.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Much faster restores, and because the dedupe works across all backups we are able to increase our backup frequency.

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"This platform has potential but not quite there"

What do you like best?

The most helpful thing is the eagerness of the support to get any issue you have resolved

What do you dislike?

There are some features that we were looking for that was lacking and our system was not always stable

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

keeping all of them files and backups in on location. We have been able to retrieve lost\missing files in a fraction of the time

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"Full featured"

What do you like best?

14 second restores and the ability to target the cluster as a datastore.

What do you dislike?

Cost, and it feels like I have to open a few support tickets every week.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backups are easier, faster, and better. They're also much easier to restore.

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"Great product!"

What do you like best?

Backups are no longer a struggle. Testing backups is easy to do from the web GUI.

What do you dislike?

Certain things like IP address changes and certificates can only be done via the CLI.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Faster backup times. Quicker restores of files and VM's.

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"Extremely easy to use"

What do you like best?

Easy to configure. Everything in a single pane of glass.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike to be honest. I can't think of anything at the moment.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It has removed a lot of complexity from out data backups.

Cohesity DataPlatform Features

  • File Server Backup
  • Database Server Backup
  • Virtual Machines
  • Repository Models
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Remote Backup

Cohesity DataPlatform User Ratings

9.6
Ease of Use
Average: 8.7*
9.5
Quality of Support
Average: 8.4*
9.1
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.4*
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