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Kerry Dolan

Kerry Dolan

Lab Analyst Kerry Dolan contributes to ESG’s independent, hands-on validations and analyses of emerging storage hardware and software products. Kerry brings more than 15 years of storage industry experience to her role. Prior to joining ESG, she spent 11 years as a technical marketing consultant in the storage industry, a natural offshoot from her years in product marketing at EMC Corporation. Kerry earned A.B. and Ed.M degrees from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. As an avid golfer, bird photographer, and classically trained soprano, Kerry has plenty to occupy her time outside of work.

Recent Posts by Kerry Dolan:

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 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

Dell EMC VxRail and Intel Optane Persistent Memory

Introduction

This report documents ESG’s validation of Dell Technologies performance testing of the VxRail Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) configured with Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem). The high performance that PMem adds enables organizations to bring mission-critical, high-performance workloads to VxRail, increasing the opportunities to gain from VxRail’s management, efficiency, and flexibility benefits.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Intel

ESG Technical Review: InterSystems IRIS - High Performance Data Management Software for Concurrent Data Ingestion and Real-time Queries

Abstract

This report documents ESG’s validation of concurrent data ingestion and real-time query performance testing of various database management software products that demonstrates the ability of InterSystems IRIS data platform to ingest hundreds of millions of records and simultaneously execute millions of queries with microsecond performance, outperforming other traditional and in-memory products.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI data management

ESG Technical Review: Performance Testing of Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla, and Brian Garrett


Abstract

This Technical Review documents ESG’s audit of testing designed to demonstrate the high-performance capabilities of Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud. This solution enables large capacity file applications such as those in analytics, media and entertainment, life sciences, and high-performance computing (HPC) to benefit from the flexibility and cost efficiency of Google Cloud while delivering high performance.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Dell EMC PowerStore: Data-centric, Intelligent, Adaptable Storage

Abstract

This report provides a brief introduction to Dell EMC’s PowerStore mid-range storage appliance and documents ESG’s testing that was focused on VMware integration and the distinctive AppsON feature, enabling organizations to run VMs directly on the appliance without external servers.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Validation: Dell EMC PowerMax and SCM Powered by Dual-port Intel Optane Technology Combine to Improve Overall System Performance

Introduction

This report documents ESG’s audit of performance testing of Dell EMC’s latest PowerMax with end-to-end NVMe and SCM powered by dual-port Intel Optane technology to deliver the high performance and low latency that today’s real-time applications need.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: Dell EMC Unity XT: New Architecture for Performance and Efficiency

Abstract

This report documents ESG’s audit of performance testing of the Dell EMC Unity XT All-Flash array, whose new hardware platform improves performance and efficiency.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: ROBIN Storage for Containers: Enabling Stateful Applications on Kubernetes

Abstract

This report describes how ROBIN Storage delivers bare-metal performance and enterprise data management for stateful containerized applications on Kubernetes.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration hybrid cloud

ESG Technical Validation: Pure Storage Purity ActiveCluster: Active/Active Synchronous and Asynchronous Replication with Automatic Failover

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer, Senior Validation Analyst


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation Report documents testing of Pure Storage’s Purity ActiveCluster synchronous replication, with a focus on ease of deployment and management; stretched-cluster business continuity that delivers recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) of zero; and active/active asynchronous replication for global disaster recovery.

Topics: Storage