This ESG Lab Validation documents hands-on testing of the EMC Data Protection Suite for protecting NAS environments. Testing focused on the ability to streamline the backup and archiving processes using a suite of consolidated EMC tools including NetWorker, Avamar, Avamar NDMP Accelerator Node, SourceOne, and Data Domain systems.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of Symantec Backup Exec 2014, with a focus on ease of management and flexible recovery options for virtual machine backups.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, with particular focus on its ability to improve the performance and efficiency of both full and synthetic full backups.
Backup is the first line of defense, and if you’re like most organizations, you do some kind of backup daily, weekly, and monthly. To get the most out of your infrastructure and IT staff, you want to spend as little time and effort as possible on backup, but still be ready to restore fast.
This report documents the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of the IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System. It focuses on the powerful, enterprise-class features and functionality offered by the next-generation hardware platform including Real-time Compression with hardware acceleration, heterogeneous storage virtualization, tiering, capacity-efficient point-in-time snapshots, and unified storage capability.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of the Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance, which offers advanced data protection for virtual and physical environments. The report focuses on the out-of-the-box experience, ease of management, and cost effectiveness.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ExaGrid backup appliance using Veeam Backup & Replication software, and demonstrates the ability to execute Veeam Instant VM Recovery alongside ExaGrid’s capacity- and cost-saving deduplication.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of Symantec Backup Exec 2014. Testing focused on advanced virtual server data protection and how Backup Exec 2014 measures up against best practices in virtual data protection.
As usual ESG had a strong analyst representation at this year’s EMC World, held last week in Las Vegas. Watch this 6 minute video blog, to get a flavor of the event and to hear the key “takeaways” and initial high level insights from a broad spectrum of ESG experts – on the storage ‘beat,’ there’s Terri McClure and myself, for data protection there is Jason Buffington, and you can also see and hear from Kevin Rhone (channels/partners) and Kerry Dolan (ESG Lab).
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing and audits of Dell tests of the DR6000 purpose-built backup appliance. Testing was focused on the throughput performance and accelerated ingest.
This document outlines a tested reference architecture for ioVDI with VMware Horizon View desktop virtualization for organizations of all sizes. Included in this document are results of scalability, performance, and manageability tests that were validated by the ESG Lab.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing and validation of Fusion-io’s ioControl n5-SPX end-to-end flash hybrid storage solution. Testing was designed to confirm the ease of use, manageability, and performance benefits that can be achieved in a clustered Microsoft SQL Server environment with Fusion-io PCIe flash technology at both the storage array and server level.
Any organization interested in cloud computing expects to gain some kind of economic and agility benefits, but few truly understand the extent of what clouds can achieve. How many workloads can be consolidated on a single server? How complex can the workloads be? How many VMs can run at the same time? How quickly can they expect to change direction? While there is plenty of hype, actual details are often fuzzy. At the 2013 Microsoft Management Summit (MMS), attendees had the chance to see a cloud deployment “in the flesh,” complete with real-time stats on its accomplishments.
This spotlight provides a brief overview of the recently announced DataStream 1000 based on a half day of remote ESG Lab analysis and testing via the Coho Data Sunnyvale, CA corporate facilities.
This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Dell DR4100 disk-backup appliance with Dell NetVault Backup software. The paper details the end-user and business benefits that are realized when leveraging this combined solution, including the ease of use, performance, and capacity savings.
Lab Analyst Kerry Dolan contributes to ESG’s independent, hands-on validations and analyses of emerging storage hardware and software products. Kerry brings more than 15 years of storage industry experience to her role. Prior to joining ESG, she spent 11 years as a technical marketing consultant in the storage industry, a natural offshoot from her years in product marketing at EMC Corporation. Kerry earned A.B. and Ed.M degrees from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. As an avid golfer, bird photographer, and classically trained soprano, Kerry has plenty to occupy her time outside of work.
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