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.
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 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.
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.
This ESG Lab review documents the results of independent, hands-on testing of the Microsoft Azure StorSimple solution for hybrid cloud storage using StorSimple 8000 series arrays and Windows Azure Storage. Testing focused on the consolidated management model, integration with leading virtualization layers including Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere, and improved data protection functionality using the new Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Appliance service.
I’m a huge proponent of HTML 5 – it’s sleek, responsive, and meant for the modern, mobile world. It’s not surprising that more and more consumer-based websites have made the transition, especially with the explosion in mobile device usage in the recent years. The one area where I would love to see more adoption though is in IT, specifically around infrastructure management.
This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of NetApp OnCommand Insight 7 with a focus on how using advanced analytics can help organizations easily manage and monitor a growing, heterogeneous data center.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents the hands-on testing and validation of the HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server. Testing was designed to confirm the performance scalability, improved consolidation levels, and manageability that can be achieved when leveraging the server in virtualized, mission-critical database environments with Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
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.
So what do we know about flash? It used to be really expensive. It had limited implementation options in IT environments. Oh, let’s not forget the screaming performance you can expect when it’s implemented correctly.
Violin has their all-flash storage array. Microsoft has their latest OS, Windows Server 2012 R2, loaded with storage features like Storage Spaces, SMB, and SMB Direct. It’s quite natural for the two to come together, right? RIGHT! In a recent announcement, the two companies have teamed up to jointly develop a new solution called the Windows Flash Array, which combines the best of both worlds: Violin storage hardware and Microsoft storage software.
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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