Lab Reports

  • August 27, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Simplified Deployment and Management, High Efficiency, and Performance Scalability with the Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliance Powered by Nutanix

    This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliance powered by Nutanix. Testing focused on ease of deployment and management, storage optimization and efficiency, and the ability to scale performance linearly in real-world, mission-critical database environments, while offering lower levels of TCO and higher levels of support on an industry-proven hardware platform from Dell.

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  • August 25, 2015

    ESG Lab Spotlight: SIOS iQ & FlashSoft: Analytics-driven Server Acceleration

    This Lab Spotlight summarizes ESG Lab’s validation of the performance benefits of using SIOS iQ machine learning analytics to identify candidate VMs that can be accelerated with FlashSoft host-based caching software using SanDisk Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators and SanDisk SAS and SATA SSDs.

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  • August 19, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Big Switch Networks: Big Cloud Fabric

    This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of Big Switch Networks’ Big Cloud Fabric (BCF), with a focus on validating the  automation, resilience, and simplicity of its application-centric networking design for VMware and OpenStack data center environments. ESG also looked at scalability and performance as well as potential savings through reduced operational expenditures (OpEx).

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  • August 13, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Extenua Cloud2Drive: Secure Access—Simplified

    This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of Extenua Cloud2Drive, an enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) solution providing security, simplicity, and aggregation of cloud storage providers. Extenua designed Cloud2Drive to provide levels of security exceeding current federal requirements. By virtualizing cloud storage across multiple providers, Cloud2Drive enables organizations to simplify cloud storage, eliminate single points of failure, and ensure universal access to corporate data.

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  • August 6, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: IBM Data Protection for Virtual Environments

    Extending IBM Spectrum Protect Solutions to VMware and Hyper-V Environments

    This ESG Lab Review documents remote hands-on testing of IBM Spectrum Protect solutions for virtual environments—formerly called Tivoli Storage Manager and FlashCopy Manager—with a focus on ease of use, flexibility, and architecture efficiency. 

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  • August 5, 2015

    ESG Lab Spotlight: PrimaryIO Application Performance Acceleration

    PrimaryIO Application Performance Acceleration (APA) is designed to provide hardware-agnostic, application-aware performance acceleration for physical or virtualized servers. APA leverages server-side flash and is engineered to target only high-value application I/O for acceleration. This spotlight summarizes ESG Lab’s validation of the performance benefits offered by APA.

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  • August 5, 2015

    Quantum QXS-4 Series Hybrid Storage with Q-Tier and Q-Tools

    Hybrid Enterprise-class Storage Functionality at Mid-range Prices

    This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of expert, independent, hands-on testing of the Quantum QXS Series next generation hybrid system with a focus on the value of Q-Tier and Q-Tools software and the QXS-4 Series high-density storage enclosure.

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  • August 4, 2015

    HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual

    Rapidly Deploying an Easy-to-Manage, Reliable Virtualized Infrastructure

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents the hands-on testing and validation of the HP ConvergedSystem 200-HC StoreVirtual hyper-converged appliance. The report highlights the ability of the CS 200-HC StoreVirtual to meet the workload, budgeting, and mobility needs of the business. Special attention will be paid to ease of deployment, manageability, efficiency, high availability, recoverability, and scalability.

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  • July 28, 2015

    Great Bay Software’s Beacon Product Suite

    Master Your Network with Endpoint Visibility, Access, and Security

    This ESG Lab Validation report documents hands-on testing of the Great Bay Software Beacon platform for endpoint visibility, access, and security (EVAS). Testing was designed to explore how the Beacon suite of products provides an easy-to-deploy and -manage solution for secure and reliable endpoint visibility with access and security features and scalability to meet the needs of any enterprise organization.

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  • July 23, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform Family Global-Active Device

    ESG Lab recently completed hands-on testing and analysis of the Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) family Global-Active Device and Hitachi Command Suite (HCS) 8.x software. This report focuses on the evolutionary enhancements to both the VSP family and HCS that enable the Hitachi Data Systems vision of one platform for all data providing shared storage services across the enterprise. This validation also focuses on how VSP and HCS can improve resilience, reduce risk, and automate administration for enterprise storage environments.

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