Lab Reports

  • November 25, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: Secure Enterprise Online File Sharing with Syncplicity

    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.

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  • November 24, 2014

    ESG Lab First Look: X15 Enterprise from X15 Software

    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.

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  • November 20, 2014

    ESG Lab Spotlight: EMC VSPEX End-user Computing Proven Infrastructure with XtremIO and Brocade

    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.

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  • November 18, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: VCE Vblock Systems with EMC Isilon for Enterprise Hadoop

    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.

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  • November 17, 2014

    ESG Lab Spotlight: Minimizing VDI Storage Costs with Citrix Provisioning Services

    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.

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  • November 12, 2014

    NetApp EF Flash Arrays for SQL Server

    Enterprise Storage for Performance-driven Databases

    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.

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  • November 10, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: Protecting Virtual Environments with Symantec Backup Exec 2014

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of Symantec Backup Exec 2014, with a focus on ease of management and flexible recovery options for virtual machine backups.

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  • November 4, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, with particular focus on its ability to improve the performance and efficiency of both full and synthetic full backups.

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  • October 31, 2014

    Dell DL1000 Backup and Recovery Appliance

    Cost-effective Data Protection for Small Businesses

    This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of the recently completed independent, hands-on testing of the Dell DL1000 Backup and Recovery Appliance. Testing focused on ease of deployment, flexible backup and recoverability, and archiving to the cloud with a goal of understanding how small- to medium-sized businesses can benefit from the DL1000.

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  • October 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.

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