ESG Validation

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 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

ESG Technical Validation: Dell EMC Isilon F810 with Inline Data Compression

Introduction

This report documents ESG’s audit of compression and performance testing of the Dell EMC Isilon F810 all-flash file storage array.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: Lenovo ThinkSystem DM & DE Storage Solutions: Performance and Price-performance

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents our validation of the Lenovo ThinkSystem DM and DE storage solutions with a focus on end-to-end NVMe over Fabric performance and price-performance.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: Diamanti D10 Bare-metal Container Platform

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents testing of the Diamanti D10 Bare-metal Container platform with a focus on fast, easy container deployment and guaranteed quality of service (QoS).

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Dell EMC SC Series: Cost-efficient Storage with  Enterprise Capabilities

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents Dell EMC SC Series testing with a focus on the enterprise-class performance, availability, and management, particularly accompanying the SCOS firmware version 7.3.

Topics: Storage

ESG Lab Review: Dell EMC XtremIO X2 - Delivering High Performance and Advanced Functionality for Virtualized Environments

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents testing of the Dell EMC XtremIO X2 array with a focus on high performance and advanced features for today’s modern, virtualized environments.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: BMC’s TrueSight Server Automation (Formerly, BladeLogic Server Automation)

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents remote testing of BMC’s TrueSight Server Automation (TSSA), formerly BladeLogic Server Automation solution, with a focus on configuration, patching, and compliance features.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: InterSystems IRIS Data Platform: A Unified, Efficient Data Platform for Fast Business Insight

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents our audit of InterSystems IRIS Data Platform performance testing. Tests were executed in a proof of concept environment, with comparisons to three common databases. Testing focused on performance of common queries run in the financial services industry.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI