Vinny Choinski

Senior Lab Analyst

  • lab reports
    Oct 14, 2014

    Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management

    Designed to Intelligently Catalog, Manage, and Protect Data

    Catalogic Software’s goal is to improve organizations’ operational efficiency by leveraging cataloging and instant data access for restore, disaster recovery, test/dev, and big data analytics across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This ESG Lab report focuses on Catalogic Software’s Copy Data Management platform and the technology that comprises it: copy data cataloging and search across the entire enterprise; transparent integration with NetApp and VMware snapshot technologies; detailed reporting; and protection/recovery policy workflows for data copy management.

  • lab reports
    Sep 29, 2014

    Catalogic DPX Copy Data Services

    Designed for Intelligent Data Protection and Access

    Catalogic Software’s goal is to improve organizations’ operational efficiency by leveraging cataloging and instant data access for backup, disaster recovery, test/dev, and big data analytics across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This ESG Lab report focuses on the Copy Data Services portion of Catalogic’s overall Copy Data Solution and the technology that make it possible; transparent integration with NetApp snapshot technology; and valuable Catalogic services such as instant virtualization, near continuous data protection, instant data recovery, and bare metal recovery of physical and virtual servers.

  • video
    Sep 9, 2014

    ESG Lab Video Summary: Tivoli Storage Manager and FlashCopy Manager for VMware​

  • lab reports
    Sep 9, 2014

    IBM Data Protection for Virtual Environments

    Tivoli Storage Manager for VMware Version 7.1 and FlashCopy Manager for VMware Version 4.1

    This ESG Lab Review documents remote hands-on testing of the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager data protection solution for virtual environments with a focus on ease of use, flexibility, and architecture efficiency.

  • lab reports
    Sep 3, 2014

    Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance

    Evaluating the Out-of-the-box Experience

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of the Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance, which offers advanced data protection for virtual and physical environments. The report focuses on the out-of-the-box experience, ease of management, and cost effectiveness.

  • lab reports
    Jul 1, 2014

    ExaGrid with Veeam: Virtual Machine Backup without Compromise

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ExaGrid backup appliance using Veeam Backup & Replication software, and demonstrates the ability to execute Veeam Instant VM Recovery alongside ExaGrid’s capacity- and cost-saving deduplication.

  • lab reports
    Jun 2, 2014

    Symantec Backup Exec 2014

    Achieving Best Practices for Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of Symantec Backup Exec 2014. Testing focused on advanced virtual server data protection and how Backup Exec 2014 measures up against best practices in virtual data protection.

  • lab reports
    May 12, 2014

    Enterprise-class Backup Performance with Dell DR6000

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing and audits of Dell tests of the DR6000 purpose-built backup appliance. Testing was focused on the throughput performance and accelerated ingest.

  • lab reports
    Apr 29, 2014

    CyberArk Privileged Account Security

    Intuitive, Agile, and Scalable Privileged Account Management

    This ESG Lab validation report documents hands-on testing of the CyberArk Privileged Account Security Solution. The report focuses on leveraging the CyberArk Solution to enable an agile, intuitive, policy-based infrastructure capable of managing privileged access to critical assets to improve your security posture.

  • video
    Mar 10, 2014

    Lab Video Summary: Virident | HGST FlashMAX Connect

  • lab reports
    Jan 23, 2014

    Virident | HGST FlashMAX Connect

    Agile Server-side Flash Performance for Enterprise Applications

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents remote hands-on testing of the Virident | FlashMAX Connect Software Suite, with a focus on the performance advantage the solution provides and the ability to deploy the suite in a distributed storage/application environment.

  • lab reports
    Dec 2, 2013

    Hadapt Adaptive Analytical Platform for Big Data

    This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Hadapt Adaptive Analytical Platform for Big Data. The paper details how the Hadapt solution integrates into the Hadoop ecosystem and enables customers to analyze all their structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data in a single flexible platform.

  • lab reports
    Oct 17, 2013

    Lab Spotlight: DataStream 1000 from Coho Data

    Featuring Intel 910 Series PCIe SSDs

    This spotlight provides a brief overview of the recently announced DataStream 1000 based on a half day of remote ESG Lab analysis and testing via the Coho Data Sunnyvale, CA corporate facilities.

  • lab reports
    Oct 7, 2013

    Dell Integrated Data Protection: DR4100 with NetVault

    This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Dell DR4100 disk-backup appliance with Dell NetVault Backup software. The paper details the end-user and business benefits that are realized when leveraging this combined solution, including the ease of use, performance, and capacity savings.

  • lab reports
    Sep 30, 2013

    Avere FXT with FlashMove and FlashMirror

    Seamless Data Management Features with AOS 3.0 

    This ESG Lab validation report documents hands-on testing of the Avere FXT Series Edge Filer with the AOS 3.0 operating environment. The report focuses on the Global Namespace and the FlashMove and FlashMirror capabilities.

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Senior Lab Analyst Vinny Choinski provides independent, hands-on validation and analysis of emerging storage hardware and software products. Vinny came to ESG in 2010, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in data storage design and management, including developing an end-user-tailored delivery methodology for data protection, virtualization, and storage architecture solutions. Prior to joining ESG, Vinny spent a decade working at Daymark Solutions as its director of technology and Glasshouse Technologies as director of consulting services, focused on service delivery methodology and delivery team development.

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