ESG Validation

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: Converged Infrastructure Storage

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: Cloud Services & Orchestration Cybersecurity

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: Cloud Services & Orchestration Converged Infrastructure Storage

ESG Technical Review: Dell EMC SC Series: Cost-efficient Storage with  Enterprise Capabilities

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents Dell EMC SC Series testing with a focus on the enterprise-class performance, availability, and management, particularly accompanying the SCOS firmware version 7.3.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: Simplify Data Protection Deployments with NetBackup Virtual Appliances from Veritas

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Lab report documents hands-on validation and performance auditing of Veritas Virtual Appliances. The report focuses on deployment of the appliance into existing virtual infrastructure, which is easy and flexible while still delivering the performance required to meet today’s modern data protection workload challenges.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: ThreatConnect TC Analyze Threat Intelligence Platform

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer


Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of ThreatConnect TC Analyze to verify its ability to reduce an organization’s mean time to respond to security incidents and threats. We focused on how TC Analyze can help security operations center (SOC) and incident response (IR) analysts to enrich threat data and create intelligence about identified threats, import files or emails to extract potential threats, manage action items related to specific threats and incidents, and create customized dashboards.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Lab Review: ThreatConnect TC Identify Delivers Threat Intelligence

Co-Author(s): Dom Amato


Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of ThreatConnect TC Identify and evaluates its ability to accelerate and simplify threat detection. ESG Lab focused on how TC Identify provides IT managers with the tools to configure threat intelligence from more than 100 open source data feeds and premium feeds that the organization subscribes to, summarize and score potential threats with insights from the ThreatConnect Research Team, and optimize data dissection by integrating with other tools such as a SIEM or firewall.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Lab Validation: Pure Storage Purity ActiveCluster: Synchronous Replication with Automatic Failover

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer


Introduction

This ESG Lab Validation report documents testing of Pure Storage’s Purity ActiveCluster synchronous replication, with a focus on ease of deployment and management, and stretched-cluster business continuity that delivers recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) of zero.

Topics: Storage