This ESG Lab Report summarizes the results of independent, third-party testing of the QLogic 10000 Series 8Gb Fibre Channel Adapter with a focus on database performance improvements and cache effectiveness in single-server and multi-server environments. Also of interest was the transaction latency impact when using remote cache versus local cache in a multi-server environment. The QLogic 10000 Series Adapter is designed to help datacenters extend the life of their existing IT investment and provide a wide range of application performance benefits with a non-disruptive deployment approach.
This report examines Quantum’s DXi6800 Series disk backup appliance with an emphasis on high performance data protection and disaster recovery and simple pay-as-you-grow scalability for midrange and enterprise organizations. In alignment with Quantum's broad and deep data protection portfolio, ESG Lab examined the performance, data availability, scalability, and encryption capabilities of the DXi6800. Additional testing included virtual machine backup and archiving with Quantum’s vmPRO, disaster recovery solutions with Scalar tape libraries and Q-Cloud services, management with Vision software, and integration with independent software vendor (ISV) offerings such as Symantec's NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) and Auto Image Replication (AIR).
ESG Lab validated that a Quantum DXi6802 was able to sustain the same 11.9TB per hour of multithreaded enterprise backup throughput in both fully configured and entry level configurations. The “pay as you grow” performance and capacity scalability, combined with advanced security features were found to be suited to a wide range of requirements for backup and disaster recovery (DR). Testing also illustrated how the DXi6800 works with other elements of Quantum’s comprehensive data protection portfolio to meet customers’ needs across physical, virtual and cloud environments.
This ESG Lab Validation is an update to a 2008 report on IBM SAN Volume Controller (SVC), and includes new testing to highlight the efficiency of IBM Real-time Compression (RTC) and ease of management with the new graphical user interface (GUI). Additional topics include performance, agility, and high availability.
This ESG Lab Validation Report presents the hands-on evaluation and testing results of the NetApp FAS3200 with Data ONTAP 8.2. ESG Lab focused on key areas that make the FAS3200 an attractive offering for the midmarket and enterprise: enhanced capacity and performance, seamless scalability, non-disruptive availability, and cost-effective storage efficiency.
This ESG Lab Validation report explores how NetApp clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 can help organizations create a highly efficient, flexible, and scalable data storage environment that supports a shared IT infrastructure foundation. ESG Lab's goal was to validate non-disruptive operations, proven efficiency, and seamless scalability with clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.
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 SharePoint 2013 application workload to confirm that Hyper-V can be used to increase scalability and maintain high levels of enterprise-class performance.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) Anywhere solution with a focus on ease of use, security, and efficient deployment.
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.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of the EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure with Brocade networking for supporting 100 virtual machines (VMs). The report is focused on ease of use, performance, and high-availability networking.
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.