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 First Look: Red Hat Ceph Storage - Scalable, Simple, and Secure


Data Storage Challenges and Software-defined Storage (SDS) Adoption:1

The percentage of organizations that currently use SDS in production (55%) or are in the technology evaluation and planning phase (14%). The percentage of organizations that cite data protection as one of their biggest challenges in terms of their on-premises unstructured storage environment (file and object storage).
Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: Move SAP to the Cloud for Faster Time to Innovation - SAP on Google Cloud with BigQuery


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review highlights how Google Cloud enables organizations using SAP to manage, safely store, and securely analyze their data to generate in-depth insights for greater business intelligence. A combination of hands-on analysis and customer use cases were used to validate the advantages of leveraging Google Cloud and BigQuery for robust advanced analytics and AI/ML capabilities. ESG also examined how SAP customers leverage Google Cloud to deploy enterprise-ready applications on which to run their mission-critical operations.

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

ESG Technical Review: Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 All-flash Storage


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on performance and availability testing of Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 all-flash storage and presents the findings of a five-year TCO analysis highlighting the economic benefits of Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 when compared with hybrid storage systems from major vendors.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Validation - Stellus Data Platform


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents hands-on testing of the Stellus Data Platform (SDP). We evaluated how the SDP achieves high and consistent read and write performance via its “scale-through” architecture and looked at system availability.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: Cohesity Data Management

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review examines the Cohesity data management platform, focusing on Cohesity’s solution to mass data fragmentation (MDF): the ability to collapse workload silos, eliminate copies, and share data efficiently.

Topics: Data Protection Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Technical Validation: Quantum DXi9000 Deduplication Appliance

Introduction

This report examines Quantum’s DXi9000 enterprise disk backup appliance, with a focus on how the DXi9000 fits into Quantum's data protection portfolio. ESG examined the performance, deduplication, replication, data availability, scalability, and encryption capabilities of the DXi9000. Also examined: Disaster recovery solutions with Quantum’s Scalar tape libraries and integration with independent software vendor (ISV) offerings such as Veeam’s Data Mover Service (VDMS), Symantec's NetBackup OpenStorage (OST), Auto Image Replication (AIR) and Granular Restore Technology (GRT).

Topics: Storage Data Protection

ESG Technical Review: BMC TrueSight Automation for Networks

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents testing and analysis of BMC’s TrueSight Automation for Networks, with a focus on configuration, patching, vulnerability management with automated remediation, and compliance features.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking patch management endpoint management

ESG Technical Validation: Dell EMC VxRail with Intel Xeon Scalable Processors and Intel Optane SSDs

Introduction

This report documents an ESG technical audit and validation of Dell EMC VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance testing, which focused on comparisons of Dell EMC VxRail all-flash configurations with SAS SSD cache drives with Dell EMC VxRail all-flash configurations with Intel Optane SSD Cache drives servicing business-critical workloads.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

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