Mike Leone

ESG Lab Engineer

  • lab reports
    Jun 3, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: NexGen Storage

    Delivering Quality of Service with VMware vSphere 6 and Virtual Volumes

    This ESG Lab review documents testing of NexGen Storage N5 Hybrid Flash Arrays with a focus on how the vendor’s QoS technology can deliver predictable and prioritized performance in ever-growing, virtualized environments. NexGen’s integration with VMware Virtual Volumes was also previewed to understand how combining quality of service with storage-aware VMs allows organizations to manage virtualized environments on a per-VM basis.

  • lab reports
    May 15, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: End-to-end Big Data Discovery with Platfora

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Platfora Big Data Discovery Platform. Testing focused on the simplicity, flexibility, efficiency, and feasibility of deploying Platfora’s modern Hadoop-based big data discovery platform to empower all big data analytics personnel to gain more valuable insights faster.

  • video
    Mar 25, 2015

    ESG Lab Video Summary: Dell Foglight for Active Directory

    ESG Lab Analyst Mike Leone reviews the results from a recently completed ESG Lab Validation of Dell Foglight for Active Directory.

  • lab reports
    Mar 17, 2015

    ESG Lab Brief: Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4

    ESG Lab validated the next-generation performance and cost benefits of the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 appliance by auditing the latest results from Oracle’s SPC-2 testing.

  • lab reports
    Mar 17, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Performance and Scalability with the Juniper SRX5400

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Juniper SRX5400 with a focus on the performance and scalability benefits of the next-generation I/O card (IOC-II) with the new Express Path capability.

  • video
    Mar 4, 2015

    ESG Lab Video Summary: Quantum DXi6900 Deduplication Appliance Powered by StorNext5

    ESG Lab Analyst Mike Leone reviews the results from a recently completed ESG Lab validation of Quantum’s DXi6900 deduplication disk backup appliance, with an emphasis on high performance data protection, disaster recovery, and simple pay-as-you-grow scalability for midrange and enterprise organizations.

  • lab reports
    Feb 25, 2015

    NexGen N5 SPX Hybrid Flash Array

    Optimizing SQL Server Clusters with End-to-end Flash Hybrid Storage

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing and validation of NexGen’s 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 PCIe flash technology at both the storage array and server level.

  • 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.

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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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