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Cohesity vs. Commvault

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3 Reasons

Why Teams Choose Cohesity over Commvault



Recognized as a Leader

The only data management solution designated as a leader in all of the top analyst reports.

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2021

3X Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Backup and Recovery Software Solutions

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GigaOM Ranks Cohesity as a Leader in Gigaom Radar for Hybrid Cloud Data Protection

2022 Gartner Peer Insights

3X Customers' Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions


A Leader Forrester Wave™: Data Resilience Solution Suites, Q4 2022

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Comparing Cohesity vs Commvault



Minimize Risk from Cyber Attack


Converged, purpose-built solution with no single point of failure: Functions are distributed across each node or container instance in the case of aaS control plane.


Windows-based single point of failure: CommServe is a critical component, it runs only on Windows Server, and is a single point of failure (including possible metadata loss, resulting in unusable backups).


Secure, single and simple UI across all services: Web based control plane is simple to use, can administer all jobs and consumption models including our aaS offerings and is built from the ground up to be secure.


Multiple UIs required: Command Center and legacy, Java based CommCell Console (for advanced tasks). Inconsistent experience and output across interfaces.


Frequent, reliable backups: Automatically scheduled and parallelized backups with non-disruptive upgrades.


Higher risk of data loss: Lower uptime/resiliency with long backups and extended upgrade windows can lead to less frequent backups and missed backups, requiring frustrating and time-consuming troubleshooting


Strict access control: Quorum support for multi-person concurrence on sensitive actions


Greater risk of rogue actions: No quorum controls to prevent unilateral admin action, such as maliciously exporting data

Reduce Downtime with Rapid Recovery


React rapidly to attacks: Get attack alerts and respond to them via Palo Alto or Cisco SOAR products


Delayed response: Incident response and resolution not fully coordinated between ITOps and SecOps teams.


Restore production and populate recovery sandboxes faster: Parallelized restores and scalable near instant restore of VMs and databases


Slower recovery: Limited scale of live mounts for virtual machines, slower recovery due to snapshot consolidation and insufficiently parallelized restore


Get back to business fast: Resume NAS file sharing immediately without restore and/or rapidly restore to primary storage


Files offline longer: Cannot immediately put file shares online; slow restore to primary


Production grade I/O reliability: Protected data and uninterrupted instant recovery


Risk of crash: VMs cannot stay mounted through a MediaAgent loss or reboot

Maximize Data Value


Speed data re-use: Rapid restore provides data immediately for dev/test or analytics


Slow and limited access to data: Inefficient live mount snapshots can bring up only a few VMs or databases


App Marketplace: Delivers valuable and actionable insights through both 3rd-party and Cohesity apps and integrations


Difficult to get value from data: No app marketplace: comparable functionality requires complex product integrations with data copies and separate environments.


Safely accelerate analytics: Mask PII internally (not exposed on network) while preserving cross-table relationships


Potential PII exposure: Rudimentary internal masking destroys relationships: not useful for analytics


Single secure data management platform: Enable multiple use cases including file & object services, DR and copy data management with a reduced attack surface


Just a backup: Traditional single-purpose architecture requires additional silos to address use cases beyond backup and recovery

Lower TCO


Free up staff time: Modern, easy, and powerful management with a single UI and automated optimization, non-disruptive upgrades and easy patch management


Labor intensive: Legacy architecture requires multiple UIs and frequent monitoring and troubleshooting with painful patch and upgrade management


> 30% more space efficient than Commvault including across cloud: Typical for most workloads due to superior sliding-window dedupe, Zstd compression1


And yet > 43% more space required than Cohesity: Inefficient, large fixed block deduplication (128k on-prem and 512k in cloud), limited dedupe across source types


Efficient network utilization: Lower network bandwidth utilization for replication/archive, reduces cost of using cloud-based backup targets.


Higher network traffic: Periodic full backups and inefficient deduplication means more bandwidth usage especially when moving data to the cloud.

1Space saving estimate based on a typical mix of VMs, databases, and file shares as observed in head-to-head sizing and as relayed to us by prospects

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