ESG Validation

ESG Technical Review: Nutanix Architecture and Performance Optimization

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents the results of recent Nutanix performance testing that focused on real-world performance scalability and sustainability.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Broadcom Autonomous Self-healing SANs

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review demonstrates how Broadcom has leveraged a new Fibre Channel (FC) standard and collaboration between Brocade switches and Emulex HBAs (Brocade and Emulex are divisions of Broadcom) to deliver autonomous, self-healing SAN capabilities that minimize the application performance impact of SAN congestion.

Topics: Storage Networking

ESG Technical Validation: Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents remote testing of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage with a focus on the ease of use and breadth of data services.

Topics: Storage hybrid cloud

ESG Technical Review: Continuous Application Security with HCL AppScan

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation and analysis of how HCL AppScan can help developers continuously secure applications using policies defined by security specialists. We also evaluate how AppScan can easily be integrated into CI/CD pipelines and support other aspects of DevSecOps initiatives to provide continuous application security at scale.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Review: SAP HANA Recovery and Performance with Actifio on Google Cloud


Abstract

ESG tested backup, recovery, and performance of a disaster recovery (DR) copy of a 500GB SAP HANA in-memory database leveraging both high performance disks and object storage with Actifio on Google Cloud Platform running production transactions. We measured recovery times and calculated cost savings.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Google reCAPTCHA Enterprise: Frictionless, Flexible, and Effective Web App Security

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation and analysis of how developers can easily integrate Google reCAPTCHA Enterprise into public-facing web applications. We also evaluate how effectively reCAPTCHA can defend web applications from common automated threats and attacks while never interrupting users with a challenge.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Review: Microsoft SQL Server Recovery and Performance with Actifio on Google Cloud

Abstract

ESG tested backup, recovery, and performance of a disaster recovery (DR) copy of a 1TB Microsoft SQL Server 2017 database leveraging both high-performance disks and cloud object storage using Actifio on Google Cloud Platform running production transactions. We measured recovery times and calculated cost savings.

Topics: Storage Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: Guaranteeing Mixed-workload Performance with NetApp HCI


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation highlights the capability of NetApp HCI to deliver a guaranteed level of performance while scaling compute and storage with no effect on operations in a mixed-workload environment. Management simplicity across applications and scale is also examined.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Review: Reducing Operational Complexity with Emulex SAN Manager

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on testing of Emulex SAN Manager (ESM) by Broadcom to verify its ability to reduce operational cost and complexity in the modern data center with end-to-end in-band monitoring and management. We focused on how ESM provides visibility into the operational status of all Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapters (HBAs) across the SAN and accelerates management, upgrades, and troubleshooting.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Validation: Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer


Introduction

This report documents hands-on testing of Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer. This software analyzes application demand, resource consumption, costs, and compliance requirements and provides proactive management to continuously ensure application performance and optimize infrastructure resource utilization, while minimizing costs and ensuring compliance.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration Cisco data management