Lab Reports

  • August 26, 2014

    Lab Spotlight: Fusion ioVDI and ioControl: End-to-end Flash for VDI

    Fusion ioVDI is a desktop virtualization solution designed to accelerate virtual desktops with server-side flash while seamlessly integrating into any DAS, SAN, or NAS environment. Fusion ioControl is a hybrid SAN that combines Fusion ioMemory enterprise flash with disk capacity. It is designed to deliver extremely high performance while providing the ability to provision and prioritize storage performance with quality of service (QoS) policies. This report summarizes ESG Lab testing and validation of Fusion ioVDI and ioControl in a VDI environment and previews the results that will be shared in detail in an upcoming ESG Lab Validation report.

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  • July 15, 2014

    Dell Foglight for Storage Management

    Performance Monitoring for Virtualization and Storage Infrastructures

    The ubiquity of computers, cellphones, tablets, and the always-on always-connected workforce has driven business to understand that IT is not just a necessary evil of business—IT can be a competitive advantage. Thus, the mantra “IT needs to be more tightly aligned to the business” and the continual drive for business process improvement were created. This requires more than just changing roles and new paradigms. Organizations also need to transform their infrastructures into more agile and flexible IT environments by leveraging new technologies and management tools.

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  • July 9, 2014

    Microsoft StorSimple 8000 Series Array

    This ESG Lab review documents the results of independent, hands-on testing of the Microsoft Azure StorSimple solution for hybrid cloud storage using StorSimple 8000 series arrays and Windows Azure Storage. Testing focused on the consolidated management model, integration with leading virtualization layers including Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere, and improved data protection functionality using the new Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Appliance service.

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  • July 1, 2014

    ExaGrid with Veeam: Virtual Machine Backup without Compromise

    This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ExaGrid backup appliance using Veeam Backup & Replication software, and demonstrates the ability to execute Veeam Instant VM Recovery alongside ExaGrid’s capacity- and cost-saving deduplication.

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  • June 5, 2014

    Lab Spotlight: Vectra Networks

    Advanced Persistent Threat Detection

    This ESG Lab Spotlight explores the Vectra X-series platforms, which perform real-time detection and analysis of advanced persistent threats (APTs). Attacks are detected as they happen, at any phase of the attack, on any device on the network. Vectra X-series is designed to adapt and evolve to detect the latest threats using advanced machine learning techniques, without relying on signatures or previous detections. This enables organizations to protect their data and their infrastructures from security threats while supporting fluid workplace environments where devices operate both inside and outside the firewall.

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  • June 5, 2014

    McAfee Advanced Threat Defense

    Advanced Detection for Stealthy, Zero-day Malware

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of McAfee Advanced Threat Defense, a key component of McAfee’s end-to-end solution for addressing advanced malware. Testing was designed to explore how the solution accurately detects advanced malware using a layered approach, the speed and effectiveness of responding to an attack, and the operational efficiencies of this integrated solution.

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  • June 3, 2014

    NetApp OnCommand Insight 7

    This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of NetApp OnCommand Insight 7 with a focus on how using advanced analytics can help organizations easily manage and monitor a growing, heterogeneous data center.

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  • June 2, 2014

    Symantec Backup Exec 2014

    Achieving Best Practices for Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of Symantec Backup Exec 2014. Testing focused on advanced virtual server data protection and how Backup Exec 2014 measures up against best practices in virtual data protection.

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  • May 29, 2014

    NetApp E-Series Storage Systems

    Performance Efficiency in Consolidated Application-driven Environments

    This ESG Lab Validation Report presents the hands-on evaluation and testing results of NetApp E-Series SAN storage systems in an enterprise mixed-workload environment with multiple virtualized servers and applications sharing a consolidated NetApp E-Series storage infrastructure. ESG Lab focused on performance, scalability, and efficiency of the E-Series platform.

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  • May 22, 2014

    The HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

    Predictable Database Performance Scalability in Consolidated Virtualized Environments

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents the hands-on testing and validation of the HP ProLiant DL560 Gen8 Server. Testing was designed to confirm the performance scalability, improved consolidation levels, and manageability that can be achieved when leveraging the server in virtualized, mission-critical database environments with Microsoft SQL Server 2014.

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