Brian Garrett

Brian Garrett

Brian Garrett is the Vice President of ESG Lab, providing independent, hands-on validations and analyses of emerging technologies in the server, storage, data management, and information security industries. Throughout his career, Brian has created and managed world-class embedded development, performance measurement, and test organizations at companies including EMC, SEPATON, and Formation. Prior to joining ESG, Brian was the co-founder and CTO of I/O Integrity.

Recent Posts by Brian Garrett:

ESG Technical Review: Broadcom Autonomous Self-healing SANs


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: Optimizing Oracle Database Efficiency and Performance with 32G End-to-End NVMe

Co-Author(s): Kerry Dolan


This report documents performance testing of the IBM FlashSystem family of storage platforms with end-to-end NVMe, including a comparison of 16GB versus 32GB Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) in the server and storage array along with the b-type storage network switch.

Topics: Storage Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Technical Validation: Intel Data Center SSD Storage for the AI Data Pipeline

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer


This ESG Technical Validation explores the performance and efficiency benefits of Intel Data Center SSDs as a storage media foundation for all of the stages of the AI data pipeline.

Topics: Storage Intel