The EMC VSPEX End-user Computing Proven Infrastructure is a reference architecture (RA) designed to reduce the complexity of design and configuration for all aspects of a virtual desktop environment, while providing scalability and consistent performance to support thousands of virtual desktops. This report summarizes ESG Lab’s audit and testing of a real virtual desktop environment built on the EMC VSPEX End-user Computing Proven Infrastructure, including XtremIO all-flash storage and EMC Connectrix B-Series networking.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ability of the VCE technology extension for EMC Isilon storage to drive value from enterprise Hadoop as part of a business analytics strategy. Testing focused on the functionality, security, simplicity, and performance of the converged VCE solution, which provides unstructured data analytics with Hadoop.
Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) enables desktops to be provisioned and re-provisioned in real time, from a single shared disk image. The 7.1 release of PVS includes a new write cache option—cache on device RAM with overflow to disk—which allows the write cache to seamlessly overflow to a disk should the RAM cache become full. This spotlight summarizes ESG Lab’s validation of the performance benefits of the new write cache option.
This ESG Lab Report documents the real-world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF-Series flash arrays in Microsoft SQL Server 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.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of Symantec Backup Exec 2014, with a focus on ease of management and flexible recovery options for virtual machine backups.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, with particular focus on its ability to improve the performance and efficiency of both full and synthetic full backups.
This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of the recently completed independent, hands-on testing of the Dell DL1000 Backup and Recovery Appliance. Testing focused on ease of deployment, flexible backup and recoverability, and archiving to the cloud with a goal of understanding how small- to medium-sized businesses can benefit from the DL1000.
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.
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.
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.