Lab Reports

  • September 15, 2014

    Fortinet FortiGate

    A Consolidated Platform for Next-generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Service

    This report presents the results of ESG Lab’s validation testing of Fortinet’s FortiGate midrange next-generation firewall midrange appliances. Integrating application control, intrusion detection, and threat detection and prevention, FortiGate is designed to provide next-generation firewall services, as well as multiple additional security services, including secure web gateway functionality, when and where they are needed, without significant performance impact.

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  • September 9, 2014

    ESG Lab Spotlight: Damballa Failsafe with HP TippingPoint

    Damballa and HP have partnered to bring a joint solution to the market to help automate organizational IT infrastructure security. Damballa Failsafe is an automatic breach defense system that detects advanced persistent threats (APTs) and advanced malware infections with certainty, terminates their activity, and gives responders the ammunition needed to rapidly prevent loss. By partnering with HP and integrating Failsafe with the HP TippingPoint devices, which provide application-level security with user awareness, security officers are able to automate responses to infections, increasing the effectiveness of the security team and enhancing corporate security.

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  • September 9, 2014

    IBM Data Protection for Virtual Environments

    Tivoli Storage Manager for VMware Version 7.1 and FlashCopy Manager for VMware Version 4.1

    This ESG Lab Review documents remote hands-on testing of the IBM Tivoli Storage Manager data protection solution for virtual environments with a focus on ease of use, flexibility, and architecture efficiency.

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  • September 3, 2014

    Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance

    Evaluating the Out-of-the-box Experience

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of the Symantec Backup Exec 3600 Appliance, which offers advanced data protection for virtual and physical environments. The report focuses on the out-of-the-box experience, ease of management, and cost effectiveness.

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  • August 29, 2014

    NetApp FAS8000 Series

    Unified, Enterprise, Scale-out Storage

    This ESG Lab Validation Report presents the hands-on evaluation and testing results of the newly released NetApp FAS8000 with Data ONTAP 8.2. ESG Lab focused on key areas that make the FAS8000 an attractive offering for the midmarket and enterprise: enhanced capacity and performance, seamless scalability, non-disruptive availability, and cost-effective storage efficiency. 

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  • August 29, 2014

    NetApp EF Flash Arrays for Oracle

    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 Oracle 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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  • August 26, 2014

    Lab Spotlight: Fusion ioVDI and ioControl: End-to-end Flash for VDI

    Fusion ioVDI is a desktop virtualization solution designed to accelerate virtual desktops with server-side flash while seamlessly integrating into any DAS, SAN, or NAS environment. Fusion ioControl is a hybrid SAN that combines Fusion ioMemory enterprise flash with disk capacity. It is designed to deliver extremely high performance while providing the ability to provision and prioritize storage performance with quality of service (QoS) policies. This report summarizes ESG Lab testing and validation of Fusion ioVDI and ioControl in a VDI environment and previews the results that will be shared in detail in an upcoming ESG Lab Validation report.

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  • July 15, 2014

    Dell Foglight for Storage Management

    Performance Monitoring for Virtualization and Storage Infrastructures

    The ubiquity of computers, cellphones, tablets, and the always-on always-connected workforce has driven business to understand that IT is not just a necessary evil of business—IT can be a competitive advantage. Thus, the mantra “IT needs to be more tightly aligned to the business” and the continual drive for business process improvement were created. This requires more than just changing roles and new paradigms. Organizations also need to transform their infrastructures into more agile and flexible IT environments by leveraging new technologies and management tools.

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  • July 9, 2014

    Microsoft StorSimple 8000 Series Array

    This ESG Lab review documents the results of independent, hands-on testing of the Microsoft Azure StorSimple solution for hybrid cloud storage using StorSimple 8000 series arrays and Windows Azure Storage. Testing focused on the consolidated management model, integration with leading virtualization layers including Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere, and improved data protection functionality using the new Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Appliance service.

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  • July 1, 2014

    ExaGrid with Veeam: Virtual Machine Backup without Compromise

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ExaGrid backup appliance using Veeam Backup & Replication software, and demonstrates the ability to execute Veeam Instant VM Recovery alongside ExaGrid’s capacity- and cost-saving deduplication.

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