(This article was originally published on the DCIG web site on March 8, 2018.)
Hyper-converged infrastructure architectures (HCIA) are foundational for the next generation of data centers. Key to realizing that vision is to implement HCIA solutions for both primary and secondary storage. The Cohesity DataPlatform and Rubrik Cloud Data Management solutions have emerged as the early leaders in this rapidly growing market segment. While these two products share many features in common, seven key points of differentiation between them yet exist as the latest DCIG Pocket Analyst Report reveals.
Rubrik and Cohesity are in an intense battle with their respective hyper-converged infrastructure architectures (HCIAs) representing the next generation of cloud data management, data protection, and secondary storage—with merit. Initially HCIAs were only viewed in the context of hosting consolidating software and hardware running in production. However, these HCIA solutions show great promise for data protection and recovery.
Virtualizing compute, memory, storage networking, data storage, and data protection in a simple to deploy and manage scale-out architecture, these solutions solve the same problems as those HCIAs targeted at production environments. However, these solutions give organizations a clear path toward cost-effectively and simply implementing data protection, data recovery, and connectivity to the cloud among many other features. In the race to deliver on the promise of this solution, Cohesity and Rubrik have emerged as the early leaders in this emerging market.
On the surface, Cohesity and Rubrik appear to share many features in common. Both entered the market with HCIA appliances before later rolling out software running on 3rd party hardware and virtual appliances capable of running onsite or in the cloud. The product feature sets and capabilities from the two companies often mirror each other with rapid product release schedules and updates where what may appear to be a gap in a one product lineup one quarter is filled the next.
Despite these similarities, differences between them remain. To help enterprises make the most appropriate choice between these two solutions, DCIG’s latest Pocket Analyst Report examines seven key features to consider when choosing between these two products that include:
- Breadth of hypervisor support
- Breadth of supported cloud providers
- Breadth of industry standard server hardware support
- Data protection and replication capabilities
- Flexibility of deduplication deployment options
- Proven scale-out capabilities
- vCenter backup monitoring and management
This four page DCIG Pocket Analyst Report contains analyst commentary about each of these features, identifies which product has strengths in each of these areas, and contains 2+ pages of side-by-side feature comparisons to support these conclusions. Follow this link to register to access this newest DCIG Pocket Analyst Report at no charge for a limited time.