Lab Reports

  • March 25, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Dell Foglight for Active Directory

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on evaluation and testing of Dell Foglight for Active Directory at Dell’s facilities in San Jose, California. The test environment was built to reflect a heterogeneous IT infrastructure to demonstrate the ability of Foglight to monitor and manage an Active Directory environment and provide end-to-end visibility across forests, domains, sites, and other infrastructure in both 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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  • March 25, 2015

    ESG Lab Spotlight: ProtectWise: Shifting Network Security to the Cloud

    This ESG Lab Spotlight examines the ProtectWise Cloud Network DVR, designed to offer visualization, detection, and response to network security events including intrusions, advanced persistent threats (APTs), data exfiltration, and many others. Attacks are detected automatically as they happen and retrospectively, at any phase of the attack, on any device on the network, without prescribing limits on the retention window for network data. ProtectWise is engineered to deliver full-fidelity forensic capability, a striking visual experience, and an on-demand deployment model.

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  • March 18, 2015

    Springpath Data Platform

    Enterprise Data Management with Cloud Economics and Maximum Simplicity

    This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of hands-on evaluation and testing of Springpath’s Data Platform software. This report focuses on the simplicity of deployment and management, resource efficiency, and scalability of the Springpath software. ESG Lab focused on the ability of Springpath to extend beyond the capabilities of traditional converged systems; eliminate silos of compute, networking, and storage resources; and significantly reduce total cost of ownership.

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  • March 17, 2015

    ESG Lab Brief: Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4

    ESG Lab validated the next-generation performance and cost benefits of the Oracle ZFS Storage ZS4-4 appliance by auditing the latest results from Oracle’s SPC-2 testing.

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  • March 17, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Performance and Scalability with the Juniper SRX5400

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Juniper SRX5400 with a focus on the performance and scalability benefits of the next-generation I/O card (IOC-II) with the new Express Path capability.

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  • February 23, 2015

    NetApp EF560 All Flash Array for Oracle

    Enterprise Storage for Latency-sensitive Databases

    This ESG Lab Report updates testing of the real world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF-Series all 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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  • February 11, 2015

    Quantum DXi6900 Deduplication Appliance, Powered by StorNext 5

    Agile, Intelligent Data Protection for Modern Data Centers

    This report examines Quantum’s DXi6900 deduplication disk backup appliance, powered by Quantum’s StorNext 5 data management technology, with a focus on how the DXi6900 fits into Quantum's broad and deep data protection portfolio. ESG Lab examined the performance, deduplication, replication, data availability, scalability, and encryption capabilities of the DXi6900. Additional testing included virtual machine backup and archiving with Quantum’s vmPRO, disaster recovery solutions with Quantum’s Scalar tape libraries and Q-Cloud services, management with Quantum Vision software,  and  integration with independent software vendor (ISV) offerings such as Symantec's NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) and Auto Image Replication (AIR).

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  • February 6, 2015

    Hitachi Data Systems Content Platform Portfolio

    Integrated, Secure, and Agile Content Mobility

    ESG Lab performed hands-on evaluation and testing of Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), focusing on Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere (“HCP Anywhere”) online file sharing, and Hitachi Data Ingestor remote server (HDI). Testing focused on integration of the platforms, global access to content, public and private cloud tiering, and the ease of deployment and management of the solution.

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  • January 16, 2015

    EMC Data Protection Suite for File Applications

    Flexible, Scalable Data Protection and Archiving for NAS Environments

    This ESG Lab Validation documents hands-on testing of the EMC Data Protection Suite for protecting NAS environments. Testing focused on the ability to streamline the backup and archiving processes using a suite of consolidated EMC tools including NetWorker, Avamar, Avamar NDMP Accelerator Node, SourceOne, and Data Domain systems.   

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  • January 8, 2015

    ESG Lab First Look: Acaveo Smart Information Server: File Analytics for Your Unstructured Data

    This report provides a first look at the key features and functions of Smart Information Server, the latest technology from Acaveo that provides visibility and control over growing, unstructured datasets. 

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