This ESG Lab Validation documents hands-on testing of the EMC Data Protection Suite for protecting NAS environments. Testing focused on the ability to streamline the backup and archiving processes using a suite of consolidated EMC tools including NetWorker, Avamar, Avamar NDMP Accelerator Node, SourceOne, and Data Domain systems.
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.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the SIRIS 2 solution from Datto, with a focus on assured protection and flexible architecture.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Vblock Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases with EMC VNX storage focusing on high performance in an Oracle 11g RAC Release 2 environment.
Organizations are challenged in today’s online file sharing and collaboration market to combat rogue usage and determine which OFS solution will best meet their needs. This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing and analysis of Syncplicity by EMC, examining the ease of deployment, management, and use of a secure enterprise online file sharing service using both on-premises and cloud storage.
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.
The EMC VSPEX End-user Computing Proven Infrastructure is a reference architecture (RA) designed to reduce the complexity of design and configuration for all aspects of a virtual desktop environment, while providing scalability and consistent performance to support thousands of virtual desktops. This report summarizes ESG Lab’s audit and testing of a real virtual desktop environment built on the EMC VSPEX End-user Computing Proven Infrastructure, including XtremIO all-flash storage and EMC Connectrix B-Series networking.
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.
Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) enables desktops to be provisioned and re-provisioned in real time, from a single shared disk image. The 7.1 release of PVS includes a new write cache option—cache on device RAM with overflow to disk—which allows the write cache to seamlessly overflow to a disk should the RAM cache become full. This spotlight summarizes ESG Lab’s validation of the performance benefits of the new write cache option.
This ESG Lab Report documents the real-world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF-Series flash arrays in Microsoft SQL Server database environments. A combination of hands on testing by ESG Lab and audited in-house performance testing executed by NetApp were used to create this report.