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 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 Validation: Pure Storage Purity ActiveCluster: Synchronous Replication with Automatic Failover

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer


Introduction

This ESG Lab Validation report documents testing of Pure Storage’s Purity ActiveCluster synchronous replication, with a focus on ease of deployment and management, and stretched-cluster business continuity that delivers recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) of zero.

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

ESG Lab Review: Pivot3 Acuity - A High-performance Hyperconverged Platform with Advanced QoS

Abstract

If organizations can maintain predictable high performance that is prioritized by workload, they can deploy mixed applications on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) deployments to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and simplify management. This ESG Lab Review documents validation of Pivot3 Acuity HCI, with NVMe PCIe flash-enabled high-performance and policy-based quality of service (QoS) to maintain predictable, workload-prioritized high performance to support mixed application workloads.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Dell EMC Unity All-Flash Storage

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents the results of hands-on testing of the Dell EMC Unity All-Flash storage line with a focus on simplicity, ease of use, and software functionality.

Topics: Storage