Lab Reports

  • January 21, 2016

    ESG Lab First Look: Simple, Scale-out Block Storage with Ceph Technology Using OSNEXUS QuantaStor

    This report provides a first look at OSNEXUS’s scale-out block functionality with Ceph technology. OSNEXUS enables organizations to utilize software-defined storage to simultaneously deploy scale-out block, file, and object storage on commodity hardware. 

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  • January 20, 2016

    DataCore SANsymphony and DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN

    Application-adaptive Data Infrastructure Software

    ESG Lab evaluated DataCore SANsymphony and DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN software with a focus on assessing the value of infrastructure-wide storage virtualization and hyper-converged solutions for the data center. Testing focused on centralized management, ease of use, capacity efficiency, data mobility, and performance. SANsymphony’s enhanced high availability and disaster recovery capabilities are also examined.

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  • January 11, 2016

    Lenovo Storage S2200

    Hybrid Enterprise-class Storage Functionality at Entry-level Prices

    This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of expert, independent, hands-on testing of the Lenovo Storage S2200 next-generation hybrid system with a focus on the value of intelligent real-time tiering, fast performance, high availability and scalability, and a modern, intuitive management interface. 

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  • January 11, 2016

    Lenovo Storage S3200

    Hybrid Enterprise-class Storage Functionality at Mid-range Prices

    This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of expert, independent, hands-on testing of the Lenovo Storage S3200 next-generation hybrid system with a focus on the value of intelligent real-time tiering, fast performance, high availability and scalability, and a modern, intuitive management interface. 

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  • January 6, 2016

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    Simplified Data Protection for the Modern Enterprise

    This ESG Lab Validation documents remote hands-on testing of IBM Spectrum Protect. Testing focused on how IBM is helping its customers confidently protect their data with Spectrum Protect by simplifying deployment and management, building prescriptive guidance into the solution, delivering data protection-as-a-service, and improving overall performance to help manage today’s data protection workloads. 

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  • December 7, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Redefining Real-time Database Performance with the SPARC M7 Processor from Oracle

    This ESG Lab review documents the results of recent testing of the Oracle SPARC M7 processor with a focus on in-memory database performance for the real-time enterprise. Leveraging new advanced features like columnar compression and on-chip in-memory query acceleration, ESG Lab compared the in-memory database performance of a SPARC T7 system with a SPARC M7 processor to an x86-based system.

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  • November 23, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Always Available Dell Storage SC Series

    This report documents ESG Lab testing of Dell Storage SC Series with a focus on the value of enhanced Live Volume support that provides always available access with great ease of use and economics.

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  • November 19, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Limelight Orchestrate Storage

    This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of Limelight Storage with a focus on validating the performance and automation advantages of intelligent cloud-based storage fully integrated with a content delivery network.

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  • November 13, 2015

    NetApp Solutions for Hadoop

    Ready-to-deploy Enterprise-class Storage Platform for Hadoop

    This ESG Lab Report presents the results of hands-on testing of the NetApp Solutions for Hadoop, with a focus on the ability of the solutions to provide ready-to-deploy, enterprise-class infrastructures for the Hadoop platform and enable fast, actionable insights while improving cluster uptime and reducing capital and operating costs.

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  • November 12, 2015

    ESG Lab First Look: Sophos Security Heartbeat

    This report provides a first look at the key attributes of Sophos synchronized security with a focus on how synchronization between endpoint and network security using Sophos Security Heartbeat can enable a business to prevent, detect, and respond to threats throughout the organization’s infrastructure automatically, and in real time.

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