Lab Reports

  • April 15, 2014

    McAfee Next Generation Firewall

    Examining Next Generation Network Security

    This report presents the results of ESG Lab’s validation testing of the McAfee Next Generation Firewall. Integrating application control, intrusion detection, and evasion prevention, the product is designed to provide next generation firewall services, leveraging a unified software core to enable the deployment of multiple security services when and where they are needed.

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  • April 11, 2014

    Fusion-io ioControl n5-SPX

    Optimizing SQL Server Clusters with End-to-end Flash Hybrid Storage

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing and validation of Fusion-io’s ioControl 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 Fusion-io PCIe flash technology at both the storage array and server level.

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  • April 7, 2014

    Lab Spotlight: NetApp Project Shift – Dynamic Data Portability

    This ESG Lab Spotlight explores NetApp Project Shift, a key component of NetApp’s vision for connecting diverse and disparate clouds. Project Shift can help organizations change the cloud platform their virtual machines run on without migrating any data. This enables organizations to create cost-efficient heterogeneous cloud solutions without the onerous time and resource requirements of importing and exporting data.

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  • March 12, 2014

    NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.1

    Efficient, Flexible, Scale-out NAS and SAN Storage

    This ESG Lab Validation report explores how NetApp clustered Data ONTAP can help organizations create a highly efficient, flexible, and scalable data storage environment that supports a shared IT infrastructure foundation. ESG Lab combined hands-on testing of Data ONTAP 8.2 performed in 2013 with a detailed audit of what’s new in Data ONTAP 8.2.1 to validate the non-disruptive operations, proven efficiency, and seamless scalability offered by clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.1.

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  • March 12, 2014

    Limelight Orchestrate Performance

    Examining the Performance of Dynamic Content Delivery Between  Leading Content Delivery Networks

    ESG Lab evaluated the results of tests that compared the global performance of the industry’s leading CDNs when delivering dynamic HTML objects from an active origin server for a well-known online shopping website. The tests were designed to show the importance of middle-mile optimization technologies in the delivery of dynamic content, and to benchmark Limelight Orchestrate Performance against four industry leading CDN service offerings.

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  • February 26, 2014

    Lab Spotlight: Varonis Data Governance Suite

    This ESG Lab Spotlight documents hands-on testing of the Varonis Data Governance Suite with a focus on reducing risk, improving productivity, and lowering cost when managing continuously growing amounts of human-generated data within organizations.

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  • February 20, 2014

    Intel Cache Acceleration Software

    Intelligent, Targeted Performance Acceleration

    This ESG Lab validation documents hands-on testing of Intel Cache Acceleration Software conducted in July of 2013. Intel Cache Acceleration Software is designed to deliver application-specific I/O acceleration technology for physical and virtual servers using Intel Selective Optimized Caching technology. This report focuses on application acceleration and ease of deployment and management.

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  • February 4, 2014

    Emerging Threats

    Actionable Threat Intelligence with ETPro Ruleset and IQRisk Suite

    This report presents the results of ESG Lab validation testing of the Emerging Threats ETPro Ruleset and IQRisk Rep List.  Working in concert with industry standard intrusion detection systems (IDSs), the products provide actionable threat detection that reduces the risk of malware as it increases the operational efficiency of the security team.

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  • January 27, 2014

    Nimble Storage

    Scale-to-fit Flash-optimized Hybrid Storage Systems

    This ESG Lab Validation Report presents the hands-on evaluation and testing results of the Nimble Storage Flash-optimized Hybrid Storage Arrays. ESG Lab focused on key areas that make the Nimble Storage solution an attractive offering for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. ESG Lab set out to validate the simplicity, performance scalability, flexibility, data protection, and availability of the Nimble storage platform.

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  • January 27, 2014

    Gridstore 3.0

    Optimized Storage for Microsoft Windows Server and Hyper-V

    This ESG Lab Validation Report presents the hands-on evaluation and testing results of Gridstore storage. ESG Lab focused on key areas of interest to midsized businesses and distributed enterprises. ESG Lab set out to validate the flexible simplicity, performance, scalability, availability, and data protection of the grid-based Gridstore storage system.

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