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Find out what your peers are saying about Cohesity DataProtect vs. Dell EMC NetWorker and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"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.""The enterprise search and instant restore are pretty valuable. Also, the Helios stuff is pretty good and the SAS engine for ransom malware detection.""Its most valuable feature is its ransomware protection, so it has immutable backups.""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.""One of the most valuable features is the restore functionality that they offer.""With instant DR failover using SiteContinuity, we are able to keep our files available no matter the situation.""I like that Cohesity offers the chance to have data on-premises and on the cloud. All the data is automatically sent to the cloud.""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."

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"Storage-wise, EMC is user-friendly.""The GUI is the best feature. It's very good and easy to use.""Data domain is a good feature.""Dell EMC NetWorker is scalable.""There are no problems in terms of stability.""NetWorker is fast and reliable.""The support for legacy products is very good.""The best feature of Dell EMC NetWorker is its wide spectrum of available plugins for each and every software that you can back up, such as SAP HANA, Oracle, AXI-based machines, or Dell-based machines. Whatever you want to back up, you can do it with Dell EMC NetWorker. It is a very solid backup software. It is the oldest backup software from EMC, and it comes from Dell EMC's legacy."

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Cons
"The one area where we would like to see additional improvements is with reporting. There are very granular reports from each grid. There are also some built-in reports within Helios (SAS Management Console) that offers basic reporting. However, for complex, large-enterprise environments, a more robust reporting engine that supports detailed audit reporting and enhanced ad hoc reports would be welcome.""We have had our share of minor bugs over the past two years and a few bigger ones.""The error handling could be improved.""The product is still young and is continually improving. There have been a couple of buggy releases in the software that have caused us minor issues, so possibly some better QA before releasing would prove to be useful. We have also been inquiring about new app and functionality via the Marketplace that was teased months back but has yet to come to fruition.""Many of the reports are basic, at most, and at times we had to open a support ticket to help find or develop a report for our needs.""We aren't missing any features. In terms of the solution overall, it's so far so good.""We would love to see direct compatibility with HPE Simplivity, which we also leverage.""In terms of the product itself, there have been a handful of patches that have had to be applied outside of the GUI via the command line. It's very straightforward and easy and in the same redundant fashion, but not quite as simple as one or two clicks. I'm hoping that will decrease going forward."

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"The initial setup is complex.""The data storage capabilities should be improved.""There should be more vendors incorporated into the solution.""The user interface has to be improved""I would like to see encryption included in the next release to encrypt the data that we are backing up.""It is a little buggy at times, which is the only thing that I dislike about this product.""The price could be cheaper.""The licensing rules are difficult to navigate and understand."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "With respect to pricing, make sure that you look at both Rubrik and Cohesity as they are very similar and are quite competitive."
  • "I expect the system to probably pay off within the first two years."
  • "Sizing is important and it is easy to overestimate."
  • "Pricing, setup costs, etc. are pretty typical. The initial cost for Cohesity was less than other products the we evaluated. Cohesity's pricing does offer benefits as DR target costs are less than other solutions. You are not charged for DataProtect licensing for target DR data consumption."
  • "The pricing model is impressive and very effective."
  • "My advice is to always negotiate for better pricing."
  • "It has reasonable pricing, and we know they can give discounts. If you look at the primary pricing or the list pricing, it conforms to the market pricing, but you have to have a discount on it. Otherwise, it is way too expensive."
  • "The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik."
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  • "If you purchase Avamar, NetWorker is free with Avamar, for one terabyte license capacity."
  • "It is excellent from the pricing point of view. It is free with Data Protection Suite. Similarly, when you purchase Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker is free with one terabyte license capacity. Its price is very competitive."
  • "The price is a little on the high side, but it's reliable and provides a good service."
  • "It is not very expensive and not very cheap."
  • "They are not cheap."
  • "Licensing is based on the number of terabytes, so you need to purchase packages."
  • "There is a licensing fee."
  • "We do need to purchase a license, but sometimes, it comes as a part of the Dell Data Protection Suite (DPS). It has a capacity-based licensing."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    For us, Cohesity edged out Rubrik as the better solution. Rubrik was close, but because we have a lot (100+) remote sites with different capacity requirements, Cohesity edged out Rubrik during our… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Its most valuable feature is its ransomware protection, so it has immutable backups.
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    The solution's pricing is quite high, more so than that of its competitors, Veeam, Veritas and Rubrik.
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    From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
    Top Answer: 
    If it's set up the right way, it's a stable product.
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    Overview

    Distributed scale-out platform: Replace individual storage appliances with a web-scale platform. Ensure high-availability, pay as you grow by scaling performance and capacity linearly, and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades.

    Hyperconverged nodes: Bring compute to your data instead of moving copies of data to the compute. Run secondary data workflows including data protection, test / dev and analytics directly on the Cohesity platform. Accelerate IO performance with SSD caching.

    Support for backups, files and test / dev copies: Consolidate your secondary data on the Cohesity platform with support for NFS and SMB interfaces. Consolidate backups, files, and test / dev copies.

    EMC NetWorker backup and recovery software centralizes, automates, and accelerates data backup and recovery across your IT environment. NetWorker delivers record-breaking performance and a wide range of data protection options to safeguard your critical business data.
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    Sample Customers
    Tribune Media
    Secure-24, Riverside Health System, Shriners, Panatonni, Qatar Islamic Bank, Eurosport
    Top Industries
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    Healthcare Company20%
    Media Company8%
    Construction Company8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government7%
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    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Healthcare Company9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise34%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Large Enterprise45%
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    Cohesity DataProtect is ranked 5th in Backup and Recovery Software with 27 reviews while Dell EMC NetWorker is ranked 14th in Backup and Recovery Software with 28 reviews. Cohesity DataProtect is rated 9.2, while Dell EMC NetWorker is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cohesity DataProtect writes "Simplifies data protection by eliminating legacy backup silos". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell EMC NetWorker writes "User-friendly GUI and fast support, but container support should be improved". Cohesity DataProtect is most compared with Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Azure Backup, whereas Dell EMC NetWorker is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Veritas NetBackup, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and IBM Spectrum Protect. See our Cohesity DataProtect vs. Dell EMC NetWorker report.

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