Mike Leone

ESG Lab Engineer

  • lab reports
    Jan 8, 2015

    ESG Lab First Look:Acaveo Smart Information Server: File Analytics for Your Unstructured Data

    This report provides a first look at the key features and functions of Smart Information Server, the latest technology from Acaveo that provides visibility and control over growing, unstructured datasets. 

  • video
    Dec 16, 2014

    ESG Lab Video Summary: Dell DL1000 Backup and Recovery Appliance

  • Blogs
    Dec 12, 2014

    Converged and Hyper-converged – We’ve Got It Covered

    In the last few years, we’ve seen a major boom in the converged infrastructure space. This coincides with ESG research findings, where more than 50% of respondents said they currently or plan to utilize a converged solution in their IT environments. We’re not at all surprised, since they make infrastructure tasks significantly easier for IT pros – easier to plan, easier to configure, and easier to grow. By deploying a converged solution, companies have realized gains across all facets of IT, from faster deployment times and improved service and support, to ease of management and improved TCO, scalability, and agility.

  • video
    Dec 10, 2014

    ESG Lab Video Summary: VCE Vblock Systems with EMC Isilon for Enterprise Hadoop

  • Blogs
    Nov 25, 2014

    Enterprise Hadoop with VCE and Isilon

    What happens when you combine two field-proven, widely-adopted technologies from tech power houses? You get a super flexible, scalable platform to address your big data analytic needs. And the best part is that it really doesn’t matter where you currently fall on the Hadoop adoption spectrum.

  • lab reports
    Nov 24, 2014

    ESG Lab First Look: X15 Enterprise from X15 Software

    This report provides a first look at the key features and functions of X15 Enterprise, the latest technology  for large-scale machine- and log-data management from X15 Software.

  • Blogs
    Nov 21, 2014

    Backup AND RECOVERY for the Little Guy

    Let’s face it, tools for backing up your data have become ubiquitous. Everyone can do it. It provides peace of mind, especially for small businesses (think law or a doctor’s office) who don’t have IT pros on staff. “All my data is backed up somewhere so if something bad happens, I’m covered.” Unfortunately backup is only a piece of the data protection puzzle. How do you get the backed up data back into production if something goes wrong? How long will it take to get up and running again? And the killer question: How will it impact my small business if it takes a long time to recover? Recovery is just as important as backup, and probably MORE important.

  • lab reports
    Nov 18, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: VCE Vblock Systems with EMC Isilon for Enterprise Hadoop

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ability of the VCE technology extension for EMC Isilon storage to drive value from enterprise Hadoop as part of a business analytics strategy. Testing focused on the functionality, security, simplicity, and performance of the converged VCE solution, which provides unstructured data analytics with Hadoop.

  • video
    Nov 12, 2014

    ESG Lab Video Summary: NetApp EF Flash Arrays for SQL Server

  • lab reports
    Oct 31, 2014

    Dell DL1000 Backup and Recovery Appliance

    Cost-effective Data Protection for Small Businesses

    This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of the recently completed independent, hands-on testing of the Dell DL1000 Backup and Recovery Appliance. Testing focused on ease of deployment, flexible backup and recoverability, and archiving to the cloud with a goal of understanding how small- to medium-sized businesses can benefit from the DL1000.

  • Blogs
    Oct 29, 2014

    Is This Storage Solution the Holy Grail for Distributed Organizations?

    Imagine you’re running IT for a major retail chain and you need to pick the best storage solution to be deployed at every branch office across the country. What would be on your requirements list? It would have to be easy to deploy and manage – gradually rolling out across every location. It would definitely have to perform well. Ideally, application downtime would be as close to zero as possible. If something went wrong, I would have to be 100% positive I did not lose any customer data. I would want a solution with as small a hardware footprint as possible to help minimize cost. Speaking of cost, let’s keep that as low as possible. Good luck finding all that with a traditional storage solution.

  • lab reports
    Oct 6, 2014

    Next-generation IBM Storwize V7000 Disk System

    Extending Enterprise-class Services to Midrange Storage

    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.

  • lab reports
    Sep 26, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: StorMagic SvSAN

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of StorMagic SvSAN with a focus on the simple and flexible deployment and management capabilities for distributed organizations with a large number of remote locations. High availability and data integrity were also tested, with a goal of understanding the value StorMagic can provide when compared with traditional storage solutions for distributed environments.

  • video
    Jul 21, 2014

    ESG Lab Video Summary: NetApp OnCommand Insight 7

  • Blogs
    Jul 17, 2014

    A Storage Strategy Built for the Future

    We know the benefits that cloud storage can offer organizations - flexibility, agility, and elasticity more efficiently at lower costs. And that’s really just the start. Once you factor in the potential to address business continuity and productivity concerns with instant backup, archive, and disaster recovery plans, it’s turning into a no brainer.

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ESG Lab Engineer Mike Leone conducts independent, hands-on lab validations and analyses of emerging IT hardware and software products. Prior to joining ESG, Mike worked for more than five years as a performance engineer in the unified storage division of EMC Corporation, focusing on characterizing and analyzing new-product performance.

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