ESG Validation

ESG Technical Validation: Dell EMC Isilon F810 with Inline Data Compression

Introduction

This report documents ESG’s audit of compression and performance testing of the Dell EMC Isilon F810 all-flash file storage array.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: Devo Data Operations Platform

Abstract

ESG examined how Devo can help organizations overcome the multiple challenges of data silos, the skills gap, and the high cost of analyzing machine data for IT and security operations use cases.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Technical Validation: Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI: Deep Learning with Intel

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents evaluation of Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI: Deep Learning with Intel. We focused on understanding the performance, ease of use, and total cost of ownership (TCO) of the solution. To validate the full stack performance, we measured the number of tokens per second processed when training the Token2Token Big Transformer model and evaluated how Nauta, an open source initiative by Intel, accelerates deep learning model training. We also compared how Nauta simplifies the deep learning training process, and how the TCO of Deep Learning with Intel compares to running the same tasks on a leading public cloud AI service.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Technical Validation: Mission-critical Hyperconverged Workload Performance Testing on Cisco HyperFlex All NVMe with Intel Optane DC SSD

Introduction

This report documents an ESG Lab audit and validation of Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance testing, comparing the performance of the new Cisco HyperFlex All NVMe nodes utilizing Intel Optane Data Center (DC) SSDs to HyperFlex All Flash nodes, while servicing mission-critical workloads.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Validation First Look: Efficient Efficacy with Morphisec Advanced Threat Prevention Platform

Cybersecurity Challenges

The ever-increasing volume and velocity of threats has made cybersecurity one of the top IT concerns. However, IT’s drive to improve the business’ security posture is complicated by the global cybersecurity skills shortage. As a result, organizations evaluating their options for strengthening cybersecurity are seeking more efficient and effective tools. Indeed, according to ESG research, 46% of surveyed IT and cybersecurity decision makers ranked effectiveness as the most important consideration when investing in cybersecurity products or services—by far the most often cited consideration.2

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Validation: Hybrid Multi-cloud Artificial Intelligence (AI): IBM Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer


Introduction

ESG recently completed testing of IBM Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning, which are designed to enable organizations to accelerate the value they can extract from AI more easily. Testing examined how IBM Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning collect data, organize an analytics foundation, and analyze insights at scale—with a focus on the ease of operationalizing AI and data science to improve trust, simplify compliance, and speed monetization.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Technical Review: Lenovo ThinkSystem DM & DE Storage Solutions: Performance and Price-performance

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents our validation of the Lenovo ThinkSystem DM and DE storage solutions with a focus on end-to-end NVMe over Fabric performance and price-performance.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Validation: Mission-critical Workload Performance Testing of Different Hyperconverged Approaches on the Cisco Unified Computing System Platform (UCS)

Co-Author(s): Kerry Dolan


Introduction

This report documents an ESG Lab audit and validation of Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance testing, which focused on comparisons of Cisco HyperFlex fully engineered all-flash solutions on Cisco UCS against two software-only HCI offerings from leading vendors independently validated to run on Cisco UCS hardware servicing mission-critical workloads.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Review: Comodo MDR: Security Operations Center-as-a-service

Co-Author(s): Jack Poller


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on testing of the Comodo MDR security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service platform. We focus on how Comodo MDR provides defense-in-depth for organizations’ network, endpoints, web, and cloud infrastructure as a bundled, cost-efficient service.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Diamanti D10 Bare-metal Container Platform

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents testing of the Diamanti D10 Bare-metal Container platform with a focus on fast, easy container deployment and guaranteed quality of service (QoS).

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration