ESG Validation

Tony Palmer

Tony Palmer

ESG Lab Senior Engineer Tony Palmer provides independent, hands-on validation and analysis of emerging IT hardware and software products. Tony came to ESG in 2006 and has 24 years of field experience supporting networking, systems, and storage vendors in numerous pre-sales and technical marketing roles. Tony spent seven years with EMC as a pre-sales product and technology consultant covering NAS, CAS, and SAN. He also conducted competitive and performance analyses for EMC’s customers.

Recent Posts by Tony Palmer:

ESG Technical Validation: Predict and Optimize Business Outcomes with IBM Decision Optimization for Watson Studio and IBM Cloud Pak for Data

Introduction

ESG recently completed testing of IBM Decision Optimization for Watson Studio, which is designed to enable organizations to accelerate the value they can extract from AI more easily. Testing examined how IBM Watson Studio with Decision Optimization collects data, organizes an analytics foundation, and analyzes insights at scale—with a focus on the ease of operationalizing AI and data science to improve trust, simplify compliance, and speed monetization.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration hybrid cloud

ESG Technical Review: DivvyCloud Cloud and Container Security

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review of DivvyCloud cloud and container security focuses on how DivvyCloud can enable a friction-free strategy for customers to embrace the cloud in their business operations. ESG explored DivvyCloud’s extensible, multi-cloud, software-defined security and governance platform, and how DivvyCloud enables enhanced agility, decreases time to value, and provides automated security for cloud- and container-hosted workloads.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: HPE Nimble Storage dHCI

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla, Validation Analyst

 


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents the results of hands-on evaluation and testing of the HPE Nimble Storage dHCI platform. This report focuses on the simplicity, self-optimizing performance, and cost-effective scalability and resilience of HPE Nimble Storage dHCI for business-critical workloads.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure AI

ESG Technical Review: Google Chrome Browser and Citrix in the Enterprise

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review looks at Google Chrome Browser in enterprise virtual desktop and application virtualization environments powered by Citrix. We looked at how Chrome Browser integrates with Citrix and evaluated the business value provided by the combined solution.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration Google

ESG Technical Review: Devo Data Operations Platform

Abstract

ESG examined how Devo can help organizations overcome the multiple challenges of data silos, the skills gap, and the high cost of analyzing machine data for IT and security operations use cases.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Technical Validation: Mission-critical Hyperconverged Workload Performance Testing on Cisco HyperFlex All NVMe with Intel Optane DC SSD

Introduction

This report documents an ESG Lab audit and validation of Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance testing, comparing the performance of the new Cisco HyperFlex All NVMe nodes utilizing Intel Optane Data Center (DC) SSDs to HyperFlex All Flash nodes, while servicing mission-critical workloads.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Validation: Mission-critical Workload Performance Testing of Different Hyperconverged Approaches on the Cisco Unified Computing System Platform (UCS)

Co-Author(s): Kerry Dolan


Introduction

This report documents an ESG Lab audit and validation of Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance testing, which focused on comparisons of Cisco HyperFlex fully engineered all-flash solutions on Cisco UCS against two software-only HCI offerings from leading vendors independently validated to run on Cisco UCS hardware servicing mission-critical workloads.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Review: Comodo MDR: Security Operations Center-as-a-service

Co-Author(s): Jack Poller


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on testing of the Comodo MDR security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service platform. We focus on how Comodo MDR provides defense-in-depth for organizations’ network, endpoints, web, and cloud infrastructure as a bundled, cost-efficient service.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: ThreatConnect TC Identify Delivers Threat Intelligence

Co-Author(s): Dom Amato


Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of ThreatConnect TC Identify and evaluates its ability to accelerate and simplify threat detection. ESG Lab focused on how TC Identify provides IT managers with the tools to configure threat intelligence from more than 100 open source data feeds and premium feeds that the organization subscribes to, summarize and score potential threats with insights from the ThreatConnect Research Team, and optimize data dissection by integrating with other tools such as a SIEM or firewall.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Validation: Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F900 with Brocade Fibre Channel Networking

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation report documents testing of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F900, with a focus on real-world workload performance, workflow simplification through automation, and business continuity leveraging Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor (HIAA) and the VSP’s global-active device feature, sometimes called GAD.

Topics: Storage Networking