ESG Validation

Vinny Choinski

Vinny Choinski

Senior Lab Analyst Vinny Choinski provides independent, hands-on validation and analysis of emerging storage hardware and software products. Vinny came to ESG in 2010, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in data storage design and management, including developing an end-user-tailored delivery methodology for data protection, virtualization, and storage architecture solutions. Prior to joining ESG, Vinny spent a decade working at Daymark Solutions as its director of technology and Glasshouse Technologies as director of consulting services, focused on service delivery methodology and delivery team development.

Recent Posts by Vinny Choinski:

ESG First Look: How Cyber Shield Features within Cobalt Iron Compass Enable Ransomware Recovery

Co-Author (s):Tony Palmer


Cyber-recovery Data Protection Challenges

The percentage of IT/information security executives and managers that believe cyber-risk is greater than it was 2 years ago.1 The percentage of data protection professionals that identified loss of employee productivity as a major impact that could result from application downtime or lost data.2

IT executives are noticing an increasing risk of cyber-attacks. And this risk is leading them to build more comprehensive data protection and cyber-resiliency strategies in an effort to protect their organizations from the detriments of application downtime and lost data. ESG research also shows that loss of employee productivity is the most cited impact that respondents believe could result from application downtime or lost data, followed by other challenges such as diversion of IT resources from business-critical projects, loss of customer and employee confidence, loss of revenue, and more.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Protection

ESG Technical Validation: Enterprise-class Data Protection with InfiniGuard from Infinidat

Co-Author (s):Brian Garrett

 


Introduction

This report documents ESG validation testing of the InfiniGuard data protection and recovery solution from Infinidat with a goal of exploring the benefits of the InfiniGuard architecture, including immutable ransomware recovery, cost-optimized backup and restore performance, and ease of deployment and management.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG First Look: Protecting Kubernetes in the Enterprise with Metallic Services from Commvault

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Protection Challenges:

The percentage of organizations that believe application consistent backups across multiple containers is critical or very important.1 The percentage of respondents who identify managing backup/recovery of container-based applications in hybrid cloud environments as one of their biggest challenges related to managing backup/disaster recovery for container environments.

Container adoption is accelerating and so too is the requirement to properly protect container environments and the data in them. ESG research indicates that, so far, IT professionals are often just kicking the can down the road. While many organizations recognize the growing importance of containers relative to other vital application platforms, their confidence levels in their ability to protect containerized workloads are lagging.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Validation: IBM TS7700 Series Virtual Tape Solutions

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand

 


Introduction

This technical validation report documents ESG testing of the latest capabilities of the TS7700 and auditing of the performance of IBM TS7700 Series virtual tape solutions located in an IBM facility in Tucson, Arizona. Validation testing was designed to demonstrate z/TPF integration and management, the capacity-on-demand feature, overall system performance of the latest model, and compression performance, in particular.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Review: End-to-end Data Protection for the Modern Data Center with Cobalt Iron Compass

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on testing and analysis of Cobalt Iron Compass (Compass). In the report, we examine how Compass uses automation and analytics to deliver a modern, single control pane, SaaS-based data protection experience.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Review: Quickly and Efficiently Recover from a Ransomware Attack with the Rubrik Data Management Platform Immutable Architecture

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on analysis and review of the Rubrik architecture. We examine how Rubrik protects data from ransomware attacks and accelerates the post-attack recovery process with its immutable architecture.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Review: Efficiently Protect Virtual Environments with Integrated Data Protection Appliances from Dell EMC

Co-Author(s): Jack Poller

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents the results of extensive performance testing conducted on the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) and a competitive clustered server appliance technology solution. Testing focused on the ability of each solution to efficiently protect virtual environments at scale.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Review: Next-generation Performance with PowerProtect DD Series Appliances from Dell EMC

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on review and auditing of the Dell EMC PowerProtect DD Series Appliances. The goal of the report is to validate that the next generation of the solution delivers improved performance for backup and recovery of business-critical data.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Review: Four Critical Benefits of Automating Disaster Recovery with Veeam Availability Orchestrator

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on validation of Veeam Availability Orchestrator. The goal of the report is to validate that the solution supports business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) in a variety of failure scenarios, enhancing the business’s ability to create accurate and reliable recovery plans while significantly reducing the effort required to test, validate, and execute these plans.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Review: Simplify Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Orchestration with Veritas Resiliency Platform

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on validation of the Veritas Resiliency Platform (VRP). The goal of the report is to validate that VRP, once integrated within a business’s IT environment, significantly enhances the ability of IT to support the business’s digital transformation initiatives by reducing the risk of interruptions caused by application downtime.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration