Lab Reports

  • July 28, 2015

    Great Bay Software’s Beacon Product Suite

    Master Your Network with Endpoint Visibility, Access, and Security

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of the Great Bay Software Beacon platform for endpoint visibility, access, and security (EVAS). Testing was designed to explore how the Beacon suite of products provides an easy-to-deploy and -manage solution for secure and reliable endpoint visibility with access and security features and scalability to meet the needs of any enterprise organization.

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  • July 23, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family Global-Active Device

    ESG Lab recently completed hands-on testing and analysis of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) family Global-Active Device and Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) 8.x software. This report focuses on the evolutionary enhancements to both the VSP family and HCS that enable the Hitachi Data Systems vision of one platform for all data providing shared storage services across the enterprise. This validation also focuses on how VSP and HCS can improve resilience, reduce risk, and automate administration for enterprise storage environments.

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  • July 23, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Hitachi VSP Family and Hitachi Command Suite: Automation Director

    ESG Lab recently completed hands-on testing and analysis of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) family and Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) 8.x software. This report focuses on the evolutionary enhancements to both the VSP family and HCS that enable the Hitachi Data Systems vision of one platform for all data providing shared storage services across the enterprise. This validation also focuses on how VSP and HCS can improve resilience, reduce risk, and automate administration for enterprise storage environments.

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  • July 23, 2015

    ESG Lab Spotlight: Application Performance Acceleration with CacheAdvance

    CacheBox CacheAdvance is designed to provide hardware-agnostic, application-aware performance acceleration for physical or virtualized servers. CacheAdvance leverages server-side flash and is engineered to target only high-value application I/O for acceleration. This spotlight summarizes ESG Lab’s validation of the performance benefits offered by CacheAdvance.

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  • July 23, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Dell Foglight for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on evaluation and testing of Foglight for Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp at their facilities in Aliso Viejo, California. The test environment was built to reflect a heterogeneous IT infrastructure to demonstrate the ability of Foglight to monitor and manage a Citrix virtualization and application delivery environment, and provide end-to-end visibility across virtual desktops, virtual servers, networks, storage, and other physical and virtualized IT infrastructures while diagnosing and resolving performance and availability issues and communicating critical state and service quality information to stakeholders quickly, clearly, and completely.

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  • July 21, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.1 and All Flash FAS AFF8080 EX

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the NetApp All Flash FAS 8080 EX platform running Data ONTAP 8.3.1. Testing focused on the ability of NetApp All Flash FAS in combination with Data ONTAP 8.3.1 to deliver consistently high performance at low latency, seamless scalability, and storage and operational efficiency.

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  • July 16, 2015

    ESG Lab Spotlight: Secure File Sync & Share with Acronis Access Advanced

    This ESG Lab Spotlight provides a high level look at the Acronis Access Advanced enterprise file sync and share solution. 

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  • July 7, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Dell DR Series Appliances with OS 3.2

    Performance, Security, Scalability, and Interoperability Enhancements

    This ESG Lab review documents testing and auditing of the Dell DR Series storage/deduplication appliance, with a focus on the new features available with version 3.2 of the operating system, including encryption at rest, NDMP and iSCSI virtual tape library (VTL) support, and performance improvements.

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  • 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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