ESG Validation

ESG Lab Validation: SD-WAN Integration with Amazon Web Services - A Buyer's Guide

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


The goal of this buyer’s guide is to educate customers on the capabilities of nine SD-WAN vendors working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the guide, ESG describes each vendor’s solution and highlights the business value it can deliver to customers via its integration with AWS. Readers should use this guide as a starting point when investigating how they can leverage the combination of AWS and SD-WAN solutions for business advantage.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Enterprise-class Cloud Data Protection with the NetBackup CloudCatalyst 5240 Appliance from Veritas


This ESG Lab Report documents hands-on validation and performance auditing of the Veritas NetBackup CloudCatalyst 5240 appliance with a focus on the value of extending an existing NetBackup infrastructure to the public cloud.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: Cisco Cloudlock Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) Platform


This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of Cisco Cloudlock, a cloud access security broker (CASB) and cloud cybersecurity solution, with a focus on the Apps Firewall, which provides visibility and protection of connected cloud applications.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Arista Any Cloud Platform with vEOS Router and CloudVision for Hybrid Cloud Solutions


This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of the Arista Any Cloud platform based on Virtual Extensible Operating System Router (vEOS Router) and CloudVision, focusing on how Arista delivers the same EOS operational and management capabilities found in data center networks in a hybrid cloud network environment. This review will also show how Arista has extended the automation and orchestration capabilities to enable “Any” cloud management and integration based on its five A principles of availability, agility, automation, analytics, and Any Cloud.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: Hitachi Vantara’s Content Platform Portfolio


ESG Lab performed hands-on evaluation and testing of the Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio, consisting of the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere (“HCP Anywhere”) online file sharing, Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI), and Hitachi Content Intelligence (HCI) data aggregation and analysis. Testing focused on integration of the platforms, global access to content, public and private cloud tiering, data quality and analysis, and the ease of deployment and management of the solution.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Conveniently and Securely Archive to Microsoft Azure with HubStor


Cloud usage is becoming a mandate within organizations looking for ways to manage data growth and improve operational efficiency, while reducing costs. The challenge for organizations is understanding how to consume cloud storage because, by itself, the cloud is often viewed as just infrastructure or a platform-as-a-service. A software layer or software-as-a-service to make cloud storage consumable and relevant to an organization’s needs and ongoing strategy is missing. The market wants an easy way to not only consume cloud storage, but also to put data in or pull it out without being locked in.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Lumeta Spectre: Cyber Situational Awareness


ESG Lab performed hands-on testing of Lumeta Spectre, looking at how Lumeta’s real-time, always-on monitoring and integration with best-of-breed cybersecurity tools can enable organizations to gain complete visibility into their network, enabling detection, prevention, and remediation of threats and vulnerabilities.

Topics: Cybersecurity