Lab Reports

  • June 26, 2015

    NetApp E-Series Storage Systems

    Performance Efficiency in Consolidated Application-Driven Environments

    This ESG Lab Validation Report presents the hands-on evaluation and testing results of NetApp E-Series SAN storage systems in an enterprise mixed-workload environment with multiple virtualized servers and applications sharing a consolidated NetApp E-Series storage infrastructure. ESG Lab focused on the performance, scalability, and efficiency of the E-Series platform.

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  • June 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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  • June 19, 2015

    NetApp EF560 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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  • June 15, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Integrated Security with Video Surveillance on VCE Vblock System and EMC Isilon

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ability of the VCE Vblock System and VCE Technology Extension for EMC Isilon storage to drive value from video surveillance as part of an overall security strategy. Testing focused on the functionality, security, simplicity, and performance of the converged VCE solution, which is designed to provide a scalable, flexible, end-to-end platform for video surveillance deployments.

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  • June 3, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: NexGen Storage

    Delivering Quality of Service with VMware vSphere 6 and Virtual Volumes

    This ESG Lab review documents testing of NexGen Storage N5 Hybrid Flash Arrays with a focus on how the vendor’s QoS technology can deliver predictable and prioritized performance in ever-growing, virtualized environments. NexGen’s integration with VMware Virtual Volumes was also previewed to understand how combining quality of service with storage-aware VMs allows organizations to manage virtualized environments on a per-VM basis.

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  • May 29, 2015

    Fortinet FortiSandbox

    Visibility, Protection, and Actionable Intelligence Against Advanced Persistent Threats

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of Fortinet FortiSandbox, which is a key component of Fortinet’s Advanced Threat Protection Framework, an end-to-end solution for addressing advanced threats. Testing was designed to explore how the solution automates identification of previously unknown malware, providing protection throughout the ecosystem. Fortinet’s consolidated approach, integrating coverage of multiple threat vectors and functions in one product, was also examined.

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  • 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.

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  • May 15, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: End-to-end Big Data Discovery with Platfora

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Platfora Big Data Discovery Platform. Testing focused on the simplicity, flexibility, efficiency, and feasibility of deploying Platfora’s modern Hadoop-based big data discovery platform to empower all big data analytics personnel to gain more valuable insights faster.

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  • May 15, 2015

    Dot Hill Ultra48 with RealStor 2.

    Enterprise-class Storage Functionality at Mid-range Prices

    This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of expert, independent, hands-on testing of the Dot Hill AssuredSAN Ultra Series next generation hybrid solution with a focus on the value of RealStor 2.0 software and the Ultra48 high-density storage enclosure.

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  • 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. 

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