Vinny Choinski

Senior Lab Analyst

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    Jan 11, 2016

    ESG Lab Video Summary: IBM Data Protection For Virtual Environments

    ESG Senior Lab Analyst Vinny Choinski discusses ESG's recent testing of IBM Spectrum Protect, which is designed to backup and recover VMware and Windows Hyper-V environments with a choice of techniques, including incremental ‘forever’ backups, VM snapshots, and storage array-assisted snapshots, for the largest VMs and most critical workloads.

  • lab reports
    Jan 6, 2016

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    Simplified Data Protection for the Modern Enterprise

    This ESG Lab Validation documents remote hands-on testing of IBM Spectrum Protect. Testing focused on how IBM is helping its customers confidently protect their data with Spectrum Protect by simplifying deployment and management, building prescriptive guidance into the solution, delivering data protection-as-a-service, and improving overall performance to help manage today’s data protection workloads. 

  • lab reports
    Nov 11, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: LTO for the Next-generation Data Center

    This ESG Lab Review is designed to address any possible misconception that LTO tape is a slow or unreliable storage platform, while also exploring its new features and use cases including the Linear Tape File System (LTFS), tape-as-NAS, deep and active archiving, and consolidated tape-out data protection solutions.  

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    Oct 26, 2015

    Optimize Hybrid Cloud Computing Environments with Avere Virtual Edge Filer

    Agile, Flexible, and Cost-effective Hybrid Cloud Computing with Avere vFXT and the Google Cloud Platform

    This ESG Lab Report highlights the results of hands-on validation testing of Avere’s vFXT Edge filers deployed in the cloud. Avere technology can be used to enhance and optimize the flexibility, agility, and cost-savings benefits realized when leveraging cloud computing resources. 

  • lab reports
    Oct 1, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Dell DL4300 Data Protection Appliance

    This ESG Lab Review documents remote hands-on testing of the Dell DL4300 backup and recovery appliance with a focus on ease of management, agile data recovery, and business resiliency.

  • lab reports
    Aug 6, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: IBM Data Protection for Virtual Environments

    Extending IBM Spectrum Protect Solutions to VMware and Hyper-V Environments

    This ESG Lab Review documents remote hands-on testing of IBM Spectrum Protect solutions for virtual environments—formerly called Tivoli Storage Manager and FlashCopy Manager—with a focus on ease of use, flexibility, and architecture efficiency. 

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    Jul 29, 2015

    ESG Lab Video Summary: EMC Data Protection Suite for File Applications

    ESG Senior Lab Analyst Vinny Choinski reviews the results from a recently completed ESG Lab Validation of EMC Data Protection Suite for File Applications.

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    Jul 28, 2015

    ESG Lab Video Summary - Great Bay Software's Beacon Product Suite

    ESG Senior Lab Analyst Vinny Choinski discusses ESG's recent testing of Great Bay Software' Beacon Product Suite.

  • lab reports
    Jul 28, 2015

    Great Bay Software’s Beacon Product Suite

    Master Your Network with Endpoint Visibility, Access, and Security

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of the Great Bay Software Beacon platform for endpoint visibility, access, and security (EVAS). Testing was designed to explore how the Beacon suite of products provides an easy-to-deploy and -manage solution for secure and reliable endpoint visibility with access and security features and scalability to meet the needs of any enterprise organization.

  • lab reports
    Jun 23, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Recovery-Series, Purpose-built Backup Appliances from Unitrends

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Unitrends Recovery-Series Appliances with a focus on simplified data protection, agility and, most importantly, recoverability.

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    May 19, 2015

    ESG Lab Video Summary: DH2i DxEnterprise

    ESG Senior Lab Analyst Vinny Choinski reviews the results from a recently completed ESG Lab Review on DxEnterprise, container management software from DH2i.

  • lab reports
    May 18, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: NetBackup 5330 Backup Appliance

    This ESG Lab review documents testing and performance auditing of the NetBackup 5330 Backup Appliance.

  • lab reports
    May 7, 2015

    ESG Lab Spotlight: Coho DataStream OLTP Performance

    This ESG Lab Spotlight documents performance auditing of the Coho DataStream Scale-Out NAS Solution with a focus on its ability to deliver scalable performance for online transaction processing (OLTP) workloads. 

  • lab reports
    Apr 28, 2015

    ESG Lab Test Drive: Spanning Backup for Google Apps

    This report documents the results of an ESG Lab Test Drive of Spanning Backup for Google Apps, a cloud-to-cloud SaaS data protection solution.

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    Apr 21, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: DxEnterprise from DH2i: Windows Container Orchestration, Automation, and Mobility

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of DH2i’s DxEnterprise container management software with a focus on application and services consolidation while highlighting the added benefits of flexibility, automation, mobility, and availability offered through containerization in a Windows environment.

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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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