ESG Validation

Jack Poller

Jack Poller

Jack Poller is an analyst covering cybersecurity at Enterprise Strategy Group drawing upon more than 25 years of industry experience across a broad range of storage, networking, and cloud-based products and markets.

Recent Posts by Jack Poller:

ESG Technical Validation: Optimize VMware vSAN with Western Digital NVMe SSDs and Supermicro Servers

Introduction

ESG Lab evaluated Western Digital NVMe flash solutions with Supermicro servers for VMware vSAN hyperconverged infrastructure for business-critical applications and databases, with a focus on assessing the performance and value of NVMe-based flash for infrastructure-wide storage virtualization and hyperconverged solutions in the data center.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Lab Review: Accelerating Time to Value: Automated SAN and Federated Zoning with HPE 3PAR and Smart SAN for 3PAR

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HPE Smart SAN for 3PAR Software solution to verify its ability to automate and simplify SAN and Federated SAN zoning configuration. We focused on how Smart SAN for 3PAR leverages industry standards based FCIA T11 (Peer Zoning) with target-driven peer zoning (TDPZ), transforming the complex, time-consuming, and error-prone manual zoning process into a 3PAR-orchestrated, simple, rapid, automated, and error free process.

Topics: Storage Networking

ESG Lab Review: High-fidelity Breach Detection with Acalvio Autonomous Deception

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of Acalvio ShadowPlex autonomous deception. We focused on how easy it is to deploy ShadowPlex at scale, and how Acalvio’s deception technology provides high-fidelity low-volume breach detection.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Lab Validation: Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla

Introduction

ESG Lab evaluated the Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) to validate how it secures the use of any cloud applications across an organization’s users and endpoints. We tested how the Forcepoint CASB provides visibility into an organization’s cloud applications and its users, identifies and assesses the potential risks associated with the cloud applications, and automates threat prevention and policy enforcement.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: Optimize VMware Virtual SAN 6 with SanDisk SSDs

Introduction

ESG Lab evaluated SanDisk flash solutions for VMware Virtual SAN 6 hyper-converged infrastructure for business-critical applications and databases, with a focus on assessing the performance and value of flash for infrastructure-wide storage virtualization and hyper-converged solutions in the data center.

Topics: Storage Networking Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab First Look: VMware Validated Designs: Continuously Validated SDDC Reference Architectures

According to ESG Research: [1]

62%

Percentage of respondents who view their network as a strategic asset that can enable new revenue sources.

20%

Percentage of respondents who believe increasing use of server virtualization, increasing use of desktop virtualization, and/or using cloud infrastructure services are top IT priorities driving the most technology spending within their organization in 2015.

VMware Validated Designs for the Software-defined Data Center

The acceleration of cloud computing initiatives, combined with the change in IT infrastructure consumption, is rapidly transitioning the IT conversation away from a technology focus to more of a business-oriented approach.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration