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What is Cohesity DataPlatform?

Cohesity ushers in a new era in data management that solves a critical challenge facing businesses today: mass data fragmentation. The vast majority of enterprise data — backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data used for dev/test and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that make it hard to protect, expensive to manage, and difficult to analyze. Cohesity consolidates silos onto one web-scale platform, spanning on-premises, cloud, and the edge, and uniquely empowers organizations to run apps on that platform — making it easier than ever to back up and extract insights from data. Cohesity is a 2019 CNBC Disruptor and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Visit our website at www.cohesity.com.

Cohesity DataPlatform Details
Product Description

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


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Cohesity
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Year Founded
2013
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San Jose, CA
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Chief Technology Officer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
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What do you like best?

Scalability, strong growing feature set and performance. Users are being heard if they provide feedback. Multitenancy and multi-cloud support gives a great feature set, clearly focused on future adoption of any cloud platform. Ease of use and maintenance: simple, single pane of management with strong and fast responsive HTML5 UI. Support is great and easy accessable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Currently, not the whole MS365 stack is supported. Planning of version updates is sometimes getting behind. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Offering storage and backup services for VMs, NAS, applications and MS365 environments in a multitenant environment. Benefits are its scalability and performance Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Network Administration Supervisor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Cohesity performs backups in a consistent, reliable fashion without over-complication. Recoveries are quick and granular recovery offered across a large number of sub-systems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We have experienced some bugs that have caused minor issues. vCenter integrations are fantastic and allow for VM tagging automation, but we have had issues with the tags getting ignored. vCenter might be to blame more than anything, but it was a large hiccup for us. Cohesity support is extremely responsive and we have never had an issue getting something resolved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The obvious is that we are utilizing Cohesity to provide a highly versatile rapid recovery data platform. We can recover individual files and entire VMs in minutes. VM recovery actually mounts the recovered VM on the Cohesity cluster and copies it in the background, providing a great time to recovery. But that really is the shortest path to a use-case with this solution. Cohesity offers a full platform of tools, apps, and unconventional storage analytics to ensure that the data you have doesn't just sit. It will detect ransomware and offer automated recovery solutions. You can turn your Cohesity cluster into your file server with a simple restore function with Views. Views are file shares you can stand up in minutes. Updates are seamless and performed in the background without interruption. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

You can create BackUp Groups and sync them with you vCenter. As soon as so create a VM in the specific folder, the vm will be backuped.That is very useful and you don't have to configure every backup for every vm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, it often happens that bugs are delivered with updates. Sometimes also critical matters. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just make enough test at the beginning with several VMs,SQL etc. Also do a PoC. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We have a great backup solution and don't have worries about it that our backups could go wrong. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Adjunct Professor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The platform just works. Coming from out other platform, Cohesity has made life so much simpler. It has cut our full backup window from 48 hours to 3 hours (using incrementals forever). Even if I were to push fulls across the environment, it would still get it done in under 24 hours for the whole environment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish that they had automated backup testing (for full VM restores and files from particular backups). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look into Rubric, but they do not have the elastic search function, which is a HUGE time saver. It dropped our time to restore a file from hours to minutes without requiring as much information from the end user. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We no longer use tape in our environment, which has gained us 20-30 hours a month across the team. The backups now work flawlessly across the board and that is a weight off of my shoulders. We are also now situated to be able to backup to the cloud AND backup our cloud infrastructure once we move in that direction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Managing Director
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like that Cohesity is built from the ground up with a cloud first mentality. Their vision is remarkable and implementation is beyond impressive. It has simplified backup and saved us time and money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that they have not designed the product with third party load balancers in mind, and instead you have to use DNS round robin. The CIFS/NAS feature is great, unfortunately you cannot have multiple virtual storage paths and virtual name spaces for different NAS shares. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get your hands on the software and have a bakeoff with others in the backup and recovery space. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We were in a great position to greenfield everything as part of a divestment. When choosing a backup and recovery solution we wanted something newer, and more agile than what we had been using. This checked all the boxes we had, in addition the NAS feature has quickly become a hit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Backups using web GUI made easy access from anywhere. Easy policy management, Job creation and recoveries are so fast as compared to other backup vendors. Non-disruptive upgrades, easy expansion and hassle-free hardware replacements and able to manage with less man power and no worries about house-keeping jobs. Easy connect to cloud to use as destination for Cohesity backup and archives. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

latest version supports of Linux backups

Few bugs on their LTS releases which needs to be tested well before they release. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Reductio in man power as there is no house-keeping jobs, non-disruptive one click upgrades and easy expansion as per data needs.

Less data center space and low running costs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr. Manager, IT Architecture
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some times they bring new features to market before they are fully polished or feature complete. Examples include their initial file serving option which was very limited. It has incrementally improved and was recently relaunched under a new name. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask to speak to reference customers that match your company profile. Plan to test the product in your own environment before you make a purchase decision. Make sure you thoroughly test all your planned use cases, e.g. archive to cloud, backup over the WAN, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We were dealing with a legacy backup solution that had a lot of day to day operational issues, requiring my admins to spend a lot of time in the care of feeding of the solution. In addition, all offsite backups were being stored in a closed proprietary cloud owned by the backup vendor, and we wanted to get to a place where we could store those archives in public cloud. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Sr Gobal IT Systems Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
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! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't wait. The product is all it says it is and so much more. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Services Supervisor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Exchange message-level restores are clunky, relies on 3rd party tool. Still works fine but takes longer than other vendors. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Systems Engineer II
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

our Cohesity units are so easy to use, that it makes managing them really simple. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I haven't found a down side. They work very well Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Setting up a backup job, restoring files and VMs, and searching for these items are quick and easy. The install process and implementation can be done in half a day depending on the size of your environment. Restoring a 100GB VM from Cohesity was completed and back up and running in under 10 minutes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The documentation that is provided with the support pages are not always accurate. Some features do not work as well as anticipated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it before you buy it. Make sure that it can do what is expected. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

When it work it works well. When it is down it can take several hours to get it functioning correctly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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EH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The Simple interface and dashboard allows all of our DevOps staff easy access to review jobs and restore within seconds. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The SQL Server backup jobs have had issues intermittently which is concerning. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be sure to submit a tech support ticket to establish response time during a POC. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Simplified backup solution with data replication for DR in the Cloud.

We currently have all production data replicated the following cloud targets:

All production data -> AWS Glacier

All Police production data ->AWS Gov

Design & Construction drawing archive -> AWS Glacier

Replication Performance to AWS Gov and CJIS Compliance for use with Police car/body cam video capture and storage/archive.

Predictable pricing and scalable architecture that doesn’t penalize us for data growth in future. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director of Information Technology
Mining & Metals
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I honestly have not come across anything I dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask your rep to talk to a customer. We are engaged with our reps. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Disaster recovery platform. ROI and RTO have been shortened Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

After implementation when the storage stands you can manage everything from the web interface. Managing your back-ups from the web interface is very easy especially on a larger scale it works really well, compared to other solutions.

Also when we need more storage we just buy another unit and add them to the current cluster. It makes it very easy to scale for our company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The software updates sometimes come to soon. Support is always ready to help really quick but I feel if they did less updates with more testing it would better.

In the beginning we were missing some features which would make live easyer, but more and more of these features are getting enrolled with every new software update. But like I said the software updates could use more testing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you look for a easy to use very scalable back-up solution, Cohesity if definitely the way to go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The way it scales is really useful for us. We can deliver back-up solutions to our customers without much extra work.

The time we put in our old back-up system compared to Cohesity has drastically decreased. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The overal experience is satisfying. We use Cohesity back-up solution to safeguard three of our datacenters. The original setup was quite simple and the few problems we encountered where quickly fixed. Cohesity is actively developing the software and new features are added constantly. Also, the possibility to run a virtual edition of their software is quite interesting for some implementations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Documentation is missing sometimes, and some settings are difficult to find. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Veeam, rubric Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We have consolidated our back-up environment with one solution instead of multiple. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Scale-out storage, multi-tenant portal and vCloud Director support. Their support is also quick and good. Quick development of new features. The interface is a state of the art and works on all devices through HTML5. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The support for multi tenancy and vCloud director took a while to create, but other then that the development does go quick for new functions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Once setup its easy to use and upgrade with new nodes. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Scaling problems with backup storage are solved with scale-out. As wel as easy multi-tenancy for our clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Best switch we have ever made. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Systems & Network Administrator
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

VMware backup & MSSQL backup. The test and dev functions are also very useful Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Initial appliance startup could have been easier. Hopefully this has improved over the last two years. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AF
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

hmmmm. there is realy nothing to say. We are very happy with it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just try out this great solution Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AG
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Ease of use, flexibility and all in one. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AL
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing! Everything works great and as intended Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AL
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly I really do not have anything negative to say. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try it, test it and you will not be disappointed! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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 Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I liked having this as a hyper-converged unit, so I can scale the storage with the software. The development cycle is also very fast, so new features are always being added. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The product has some maturing to do, in terms of feature set. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do a POC - you have to see it in action! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

This provides secondary storage, backups, and NAS functions in one unit! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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