ESG Validation

ESG First Look: Deterministic Protection with Virsec

Cybersecurity Challenges:12

The percentage of organizations that report they’ve been impacted by the global cybersecurity skills shortage in 2021. The percentage of organizations that describe preventative protection to be a core capability in terms of endpoint security.

The ongoing cybersecurity skills shortage has two major implications. The most obvious is a shortage of talented cybersecurity professionals, with simply more cybersecurity job openings than qualified candidates to fill them. The second is at least as important: Many members of the current cybersecurity workforce lack the advanced skills necessary to safeguard critical business assets or counteract sophisticated cyber-adversaries. This helps to explin why preventative protection was the most cited core capability of endpoint security solutions in an ESG survey of cybersecurity professionals.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG First Look: How Cyber Shield Features within Cobalt Iron Compass Enable Ransomware Recovery

Co-Author (s):Tony Palmer


Cyber-recovery Data Protection Challenges

The percentage of IT/information security executives and managers that believe cyber-risk is greater than it was 2 years ago.1 The percentage of data protection professionals that identified loss of employee productivity as a major impact that could result from application downtime or lost data.2

IT executives are noticing an increasing risk of cyber-attacks. And this risk is leading them to build more comprehensive data protection and cyber-resiliency strategies in an effort to protect their organizations from the detriments of application downtime and lost data. ESG research also shows that loss of employee productivity is the most cited impact that respondents believe could result from application downtime or lost data, followed by other challenges such as diversion of IT resources from business-critical projects, loss of customer and employee confidence, loss of revenue, and more.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection

ESG Technical Validation: Analysis of Enterprise Databases and Applications Running on Nutanix Cloud Platform

Co-Author (s): Kerry Dolan


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents the results of recent Nutanix performance testing focused on real-world performance scalability and sustainability improvements in support of mission- and business-critical application, database, analytics, and end-user computing (EUC) workloads.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: Dell EMC VxRail on 15th Generation PowerEdge Technology

Introduction

This report documents ESG’s validation of Dell Technologies’ VxRail Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) running on the latest Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and VxRail HCI System Software. ESG’s focus was on how VxRail on nex- generation PowerEdge servers enables organizations to bring even more mission-critical, high-performance workloads to VxRail with refined simplicity, increasing organizations’ opportunities to leverage VxRail’s management, efficiency, and flexibility benefits.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Review: Supporting Mission-critical Workloads at Scale With Dell EMC PowerFlex

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on evaluation of the Dell EMC PowerFlex software-defined infrastructure solution. Testing was designed to illustrate how the PowerFlex software-defined infrastructure platform achieves high levels of performance, scalability, availability, and manageability.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: Veritas NetBackup Flex Scale: Simple, Automated Data Protection Services

Co-Author (s):Vinny Choinski


Introduction

This report documents ESG’s validation of Veritas NetBackup Flex Scale, a scale-out, hyperconverged data protection platform, with a focus on ease of use, scalability, and performance.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Validation: Riverbed Cloud Accelerator

Introduction

ESG evaluated Riverbed Cloud Accelerator for enterprise apps running on public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in Microsoft Azure and Client Accelerator for desktop and mobile clients to validate how this end-to-end solution accelerates SaaS application performance while overcoming the limitations of application latency, bandwidth constraints, and network congestion.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Economic Validation: The Economic Benefits of Google Cloud Data Fusion

Executive Summary

In today’s data-driven environment, organizations need to use all of the data sources available to them to extract timely and actionable insights. Instead of wrestling with the design, testing, and remediation of complex data pipelines, however, organizations should spend the time providing analytics functionality to those who need to make decisions.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: Analysis of Enterprise Applications Running on Nutanix Cloud Platform

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents the results of recent Nutanix performance testing focused on real-world performance scalability and sustainability improvements in support of mission- and business-critical application, database, and end-user computing (EUC) workloads.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: Huawei OceanStor Pacific Next-gen HPDA Storage

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on performance and function testing of Huawei OceanStor Pacific storage for high performance data analytics (HPDA) and presents the findings of a five-year TCO analysis highlighting the economic benefits of Huawei OceanStor Pacific when compared with storage systems from other major vendors.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI