ESG Validation

ESG Lab Validation: Agile and Efficient Software-defined Storage from Acronis

Author(s):
Vinny Choinski, Evan Marcus, Scott Sinclair

Acronis Storage: Unified Block, File, and Object Storage in a Single, Scale-out, Hybrid Cloud Solution

This ESG Lab Report was commissioned by Acronis and is distributed under license from ESG.

Introduction

ESG Lab validated Acronis Storage, including Acronis CloudRAID and Acronis Notary, with a focus on the solution’s ability to deliver the ease of use, flexibility, and efficiency of public cloud storage. Also of interest was its ability to effectively support block, file, and object storage workloads with a single hybrid cloud storage solution.

Topics: Storage Uncategorized Private Cloud Infrastructure Lab Reports Public Cloud Service

ESG Lab Review: Dell EMC Analytic Insights Module: Simplifying Big Data Analytics

Author(s):
Evan Marcus, Tony Palmer

Abstract

ESG Lab recently completed testing of Dell EMC’s Analytic Insights Module, which is designed to enable organizations to analyze and extract value from big data more easily. Testing examined how Analytic Insights Module gathers, analyzes, and acts on data—with a focus on ease of use, collaboration, time savings, data security, and simplified data integration.

Topics: Uncategorized Data Management Lab Reports

ESG Lab Validation: Cisco HyperFlex

Author(s):
Kerry Dolan, Tony Palmer

Hyperconverged Infrastructure with Consistent High Performance for Virtual Machines

This ESG Lab Report was commissioned by Cisco and is distributed under license from ESG.

Introduction

This report documents an ESG Lab audit and validation of Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure performance testing, which focused on comparisons of Cisco HyperFlex hybrid and all-flash solutions with anonymous competitive HCI solutions.

Topics: Uncategorized Private Cloud Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Lab Reports Public Cloud Service

ESG Lab Validation: Veeam Availability Suite and Cisco UCS

Author(s):
Vinny Choinski, Tony Palmer

A Pre-validated, Easy-to-deploy Availability Solution Designed for Modern Data Centers

This ESG Lab Report was commissioned by Veeam and Cisco and is distributed under license from ESG.

Introduction

Veeam and Cisco make the claim that Veeam’s purpose-built availability solution, which combines Veeam Availability Suite with Cisco Storage Servers, is a unique solution that enables users to meet the highly stringent recovery time and point objectives for tier-1 applications. As organizations struggle to realize the full potential of virtualization and converged infrastructure, it becomes ever clearer that IT administrators need a powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable availability solution to today’s IT challenges.

Topics: Data Protection Lab Reports _new

ESG Lab Review: VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform

Author(s):
Tony Palmer, Jack Poller

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review looks at VMware NSX to examine how leveraging network virtualization can provide network administrators and organizations with better visibility, easier troubleshooting, and faster time to resolution for virtualized applications and workloads.

Topics: Private Cloud Infrastructure Networking Lab Reports Public Cloud Service _new

ESG Lab Review: Robin Systems: Container-based Virtualization for Databases and Data-centric applications

Author(s):
Mike Leone, Evan Marcus

Abstract

This ESG Lab Report highlights the recent testing of Robin Container-Based Virtualization Platform. Using a combination of guided demos and audited performance results, ESG Lab validated the ease of use, performance, scalability, and efficiency of Robin Systems’ container-based architecture.

Topics: Application Development & Deployment Data Management Lab Reports _new

ESG Lab Review: Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

Author(s):
Tony Palmer, Jack Poller

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review examines how Proofpoint addresses advanced threat protection with Targeted Attack Protection (TAP). ESG Lab also evaluated how Proofpoint addresses the growing number of attack vectors using deep, verified threat intelligence to detect and stop threats before they can cause lasting harm. ESG Lab also looked at Proofpoint’s remediation process for active threats.

Topics: Security and Privacy Lab Reports _new

ESG Lab Validation: BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

Full Stack Service Provisioning, Security, and Compliance Across Cloud and Traditional Environments

This ESG Lab Report was commissioned by BMC and is distributed under license from ESG.

Introduction

This ESG Lab Technical Validation will focus on the operational value of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM). The goal is to demonstrate and validate business value for customers in three key functionality areas: Full stack application environment provisioning, security and compliance (including remediation of non-compliant services), and decommissioning or consolidation of unused or underutilized resources.

Topics: Private Cloud Infrastructure Security and Privacy Lab Reports Public Cloud Service _new

ESG Lab First Look: Velostrata

Hybrid Cloud Challenges: [1]

#1

Where Performance ranked among top 10 concerns about moving applications & data from on-premises to the cloud.

#3

Where inefficiency of workload portability ranked among top 10 concerns about moving applications & data from on-prem to cloud.

While hybrid cloud computing sounds promising, it’s not so easy to accomplish. Many organizations want the option to run workloads in the cloud to handle spikes in demand, but to do that means renting compute and storage resources—where you pay for the storage even when it’s not in use—and it may take weeks or months to move applications and data. It means extra cost, security concerns, and application changes, plus it’s difficult to bring those workloads back on-premises.

Topics: Cloud Computing Storage Private Cloud Infrastructure Compute Lab Reports IT infrastructure Public Cloud Service

ESG Lab First Look: VMware Validated Designs: Continuously Validated SDDC Reference Architectures

According to ESG Research: [1]

62%

Percentage of respondents who view their network as a strategic asset that can enable new revenue sources.

20%

Percentage of respondents who believe increasing use of server virtualization, increasing use of desktop virtualization, and/or using cloud infrastructure services are top IT priorities driving the most technology spending within their organization in 2015.

VMware Validated Designs for the Software-defined Data Center

The acceleration of cloud computing initiatives, combined with the change in IT infrastructure consumption, is rapidly transitioning the IT conversation away from a technology focus to more of a business-oriented approach.

Topics: Cloud Computing Private Cloud Infrastructure Networking Lab Reports IT infrastructure