Lab Reports

  • 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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  • December 9, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: Data Protection, Recovery and Business Continuity with SIRIS 2 from Datto

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the SIRIS 2 solution from Datto, with a focus on assured protection and flexible architecture.

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  • December 4, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: Vblock Specialized Systems For High Performance Databases

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Vblock Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases with EMC VNX storage focusing on high performance in an Oracle 11g RAC Release 2 environment.

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  • November 25, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: Secure Enterprise Online File Sharing with Syncplicity

    Organizations are challenged in today’s online file sharing and collaboration market to combat rogue usage and determine which OFS solution will best meet their needs. This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing and analysis of Syncplicity by EMC, examining the ease of deployment, management, and use of a secure enterprise online file sharing service using both on-premises and cloud storage.

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  • November 24, 2014

    ESG Lab First Look: X15 Enterprise from X15 Software

    This report provides a first look at the key features and functions of X15 Enterprise, the latest technology  for large-scale machine- and log-data management from X15 Software.

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  • November 20, 2014

    ESG Lab Spotlight: EMC VSPEX End-user Computing Proven Infrastructure with XtremIO and Brocade

    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.

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  • November 18, 2014

    ESG Lab Review: VCE Vblock Systems with EMC Isilon for Enterprise Hadoop

    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.

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