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.
This ESG Lab validation report documents hands-on testing of the Avere FXT Series Edge Filer with the AOS 3.0 operating environment. The report focuses on the Global Namespace and the FlashMove and FlashMirror capabilities.
ESG recently completed interviews with several customers using Cisco networking solutions. This ESG Field Audit documents their successes in deploying Cisco Unified Fabric and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) solutions.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents remote testing of Symantec NetBackup 7.6, with a focus on new integration with VMware. Chapters are included on fast and efficient data protection, backup-managed storage snapshots, and integrated vCenter management.
This ESG Lab Validation documents hands-on testing of the MozyEnterprise cloud backup solution, with a focus on ease of installation and use, security and trust, and efficiency.
This report documents the results of ESG Lab’s hands on testing of the Dell PowerVault DL4000 Backup and Recovery appliance powered by Dell AppAssure software. This Lab Validation focuses on the ease of management, fast, reliable operations, and efficiency benefits of the DL4000.
This ESG Lab Validation is an update to a 2008 report on IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), and includes new testing to highlight the efficiency of IBM Real-time Compression (RTC) and ease of management with the new graphical user interface (GUI). Additional topics include performance, agility, and high availability.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Anywhere solution with a focus on ease of use, security, and efficient deployment.
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 the EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure with Brocade networking for supporting 100 virtual machines (VMs). The report is focused on ease of use, performance, and high-availability networking.
This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of hands-on testing of Citrix CloudPlatform, a flexible, scalable solution for deploying public and private clouds. The report focuses on ease of deployment and management, flexibility, and scalability.
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.
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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