This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliance powered by Nutanix. Testing focused on ease of deployment and management, storage optimization and efficiency, and the ability to scale performance linearly in real-world, mission-critical database environments, while offering lower levels of TCO and higher levels of support on an industry-proven hardware platform from Dell.
We all know the drill—data is exploding in size, but it’s not just the volume of data that is wreaking havoc on organizations. It’s how quickly it’s growing, how many different forms it can take, and how it’s constantly changing. And that’s just scratching the surface. How can the potential of data truly be harnessed? The database technologies for organizing the data that we generate and manipulate continue to morph and multiply.
ESG Lab Analyst Mike Leone discusses ESG's recent hands-on testing of the NexGen Storage N5 Hybrid Flash Arrays —with a focus on how the vendor delivers predictable and prioritized performance in virtualized environments.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents the hands-on testing and validation of the HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual hyper-converged appliance. The report highlights the ability of the CS 200-HC StoreVirtual to meet the workload, budgeting, and mobility needs of the business. Special attention will be paid to ease of deployment, manageability, efficiency, high availability, recoverability, and scalability.
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.
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.
ESG Lab Analyst Mike Leone reviews the results from a recently completed ESG Lab Validation of Dell Foglight for Active Directory.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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