Any organization interested in cloud computing expects to gain some kind of economic and agility benefits, but few truly understand the extent of what clouds can achieve. How many workloads can be consolidated on a single server? How complex can the workloads be? How many VMs can run at the same time? How quickly can they expect to change direction? While there is plenty of hype, actual details are often fuzzy. At the 2013 Microsoft Management Summit (MMS), attendees had the chance to see a cloud deployment “in the flesh,” complete with real-time stats on its accomplishments.
This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Hadapt Adaptive Analytical Platform for Big Data. The paper details how the Hadapt solution integrates into the Hadoop ecosystem and enables customers to analyze all their structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data in a single flexible platform.
This ESG Lab Validation Report presents the hands-on evaluation and testing results of the NetApp FAS2200 series with Flash Pool. ESG Lab focused on key areas that make the FAS2200 an attractive offering for midsized businesses and distributed enterprises: cost-effective mixed workload performance, ease of implementation, and storage efficiency.
This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of Shavlik Protect with a focus on simplicity and manageability.
This report summarizes the results of independent, third-party testing of big data security analytics (SIA) solutions from Solera Networks–with a focus on performance, accuracy, intuitive security, and intelligence analytics.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on evaluation and testing of SGI Modular InfiniteStorage (SGI MIS) servers with Scality RING Organic Storage software. Testing focused primarily on the performance of both object-based and file-based storage, each with two data protection methods, replication, and erasure coding. ESG Lab also tested the resiliency and high availability of the solution by measuring rebuild times for simulated drive failures.
This ESG Lab review documents the results of independent, hands-on testing of Microsoft’s solution for hybrid cloud storage – specifically StorSimple cloud-integrated storage and Windows Azure. Testing focused on the simplicity of deployment, disk capacity savings, ease of data protection, speed of data recovery, and performance acceleration offered by the cloud-integrated storage system. ESG Lab also calculated the total cost of ownership of a traditional storage deployment and compared it to a hybrid cloud storage deployment with StorSimple and Windows Azure to confirm the potential cost savings .
This spotlight provides a brief overview of the recently announced DataStream 1000 based on a half day of remote ESG Lab analysis and testing via the Coho Data Sunnyvale, CA corporate facilities.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of hands-on evaluation and testing of the Nexenta VSA for VMware Horizon View (NV4V). The report focuses on the simplicity of installing and deploying an NV4V while maintaining a high level of manageability through an intuitive web interface. ESG Lab also tested the performance acceleration and scalability organizations could expect from an NV4V in an environment with thousands of virtual desktops.
This report documents the results of ESG Lab’s hands-on testing and validation of the Hewlett Packard 3PAR StoreServ 7450 Storage system, with a focus on application acceleration, autonomic simplicity, efficient unified storage, and resilience for organizations with tier-0 performance requirements.