This ESG Lab report documents the results of independent, hands-on testing of Exchange Server 2013 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 with improved Hyper-V virtualization. Testing was focused on the performance scalability of Exchange Server 2013 in a Hyper-V virtualized environment, as well as the ease of deployment and manageability.
This ESG Lab Report documents the testing of EMC data warehouse and business intelligence solutions on VNX storage platforms that were designed to the meet the data analytic needs of mid-market through enterprise-class organizations. Testing focused on the ability of EMC and its partners to produce scalable data warehouse and analytics performance; better consolidation; and improved data manageability and analytics. ESG Lab also spent time looking at how EMC solutions can be used to improve the business continuity of any-sized organization.
I recently completed my first phase of Server 2012 testing focused primarily on the new and improved storage and networking features. More specifically, I played with Storage Spaces, the Server Message Block (SMB) 3.0 protocol, Deduplication (yes, it's part of the OS now), Chkdsk, and Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX).
This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of expert, independent, hands-on testing of the improved storage and networking performance, efficiency, and scalability of Windows Server 2012. Testing included a look at Storage Spaces and the SMB 3.0 protocol with direct-attached storage to highlight cost-efficiency with industry-standard hardware. Also tested were improvements to Chkdsk performance and functionality, new deduplication capabilities, and the new ODX feature, all of which highlight the flexibility, efficiency, and agility that Windows Server 2012 has to offer organizations of any size.
This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of the HP StoreEasy 5000 Storage file appliance with an emphasis on the simplicity, performance, and synergies with Microsoft Windows Server environments. Testing was designed to validate the StoreEasy 5000 as a robust, viable midrange file storage appliance. Of special interest was high availability, SMB 3.0 support, “cluster-in-a-box” features as well as the “green” benefits delivered in StoreEasy 5000’s compact 3U form factor.
This ESG Lab report documents the results of independent, hands-on testing of the performance, scalability, and efficiency of Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 with improved Hyper-V virtualization. ESG Lab tested with a tier-1 virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2012 application workload to confirm that Hyper-V can be used to increase scalability, maintain enterprise-level performance, and reduce the total cost of ownership.
Since joining ESG close to a year ago, I've stayed quiet on the blogging front. Let the more seasoned, industry experts (bigger geeks than I) do the blogging and I'll just ride their coattails. They have the experience, which means they have the answers to any and every question. With that said, I do have a lot of information to share, whether it’s about new IT products or recent test results from the latest ESG Lab publications. I'll be updating you about cool IT products and offerings from various vendors that ESG Lab (and me in particular) can get our hands on and play with.
This report summarizes the results of hands-on testing with a focus on the performance and scalability of Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V server virtualization technology and Microsoft Dynamics Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. Highlights include the performance and cost-effective scalability of Dynamics CRM 2011 supporting up to 40,000 concurrent users on a single Hyper-V host.
This report summarizes the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of the performance, scalability, and manageability of an HP Database Consolidation Appliance for SQL Server. The product leverages a Microsoft SQL Server appliance framework running in a private cloud that’s virtualized by Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V server virtualization technology.
This report summarizes the results of testing of the performance, scalability and manageability of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V server virtualization technology and Quest Workspace Desktop Virtualization (formerly vWorkspace). The report explores the manageability, performance and cost effective scalability that’s enabled by Quest integration with System Center 2012 and Hyper-V.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of the Oracle Sun ZFS Storage Appliance. Testing focused on ease of deployment, high performance, efficiency of hybrid columnar compression, effectiveness of system analytics, and high availability through multiple failure scenarios.
This report presents the results of ESG Lab testing of the performance and scalability of Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with Hyper-V server virtualization technology. Testing with a tier-1 virtualized Microsoft SQL Server 2012 application workload was used to confirm that Hyper-V can be used to lower total cost of ownership, increase scalability, and maintain performance.
This ESG Lab Validation describes the hands-on testing of a VMware cloud infrastructure and management on NetApp solution with a focus on the value of integrated manageability, policy-based provisioning and automation, and data management for business continuity.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on testing of Scality RING Organic cloud storage powered by Intel servers, Intel enterprise Solid-State Disk, and Gnodal low-latency 10GbE switch technologies. Testing focused on the manageability, organic design, self-healing capabilities, and highly scalable object-based performance that cloud service providers are seeking.
Virident Storage Class Memory (SCM) is a class of solid-state storage solutions designed to meet the extreme IO performance needs of business-critical databases, Web 2.0, high-performance computing (HPC), and data center tier-0 application workloads. This report documents ESG Lab's hands-on validation testing of Virident FlashMAX PCI Express (PCIe) SCM drives, with a focus on their multi-dimensional performance capabilities.
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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