Lab Reports

  • October 14, 2014

    Catalogic ECX Copy Data Management

    Designed to Intelligently Catalog, Manage, and Protect Data

    Catalogic Software’s goal is to improve organizations’ operational efficiency by leveraging cataloging and instant data access for restore, disaster recovery, test/dev, and big data analytics across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This ESG Lab report focuses on Catalogic Software’s Copy Data Management platform and the technology that comprises it: copy data cataloging and search across the entire enterprise; transparent integration with NetApp and VMware snapshot technologies; detailed reporting; and protection/recovery policy workflows for data copy management.

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  • October 6, 2014

    Next-generation IBM Storwize V7000 Disk System

    Extending Enterprise-class Services to Midrange Storage

    This report documents the results of ESG Lab hands-on testing of the IBM Storwize V7000 Midrange Disk System. It focuses on the powerful, enterprise-class features and functionality offered by the next-generation hardware platform including Real-time Compression with hardware acceleration, heterogeneous storage virtualization, tiering, capacity-efficient point-in-time snapshots, and unified storage capability.

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  • September 29, 2014

    Catalogic DPX Copy Data Services

    Designed for Intelligent Data Protection and Access

    Catalogic Software’s goal is to improve organizations’ operational efficiency by leveraging cataloging and instant data access for backup, disaster recovery, test/dev, and big data analytics across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. This ESG Lab report focuses on the Copy Data Services portion of Catalogic’s overall Copy Data Solution and the technology that make it possible; transparent integration with NetApp snapshot technology; and valuable Catalogic services such as instant virtualization, near continuous data protection, instant data recovery, and bare metal recovery of physical and virtual servers.

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  • September 26, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: StorMagic SvSAN

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of StorMagic SvSAN with a focus on the simple and flexible deployment and management capabilities for distributed organizations with a large number of remote locations. High availability and data integrity were also tested, with a goal of understanding the value StorMagic can provide when compared with traditional storage solutions for distributed environments.

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  • 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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