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 Technical Review: Simplify Data Protection Deployments with NetBackup Virtual Appliances from Veritas

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Lab report documents hands-on validation and performance auditing of Veritas Virtual Appliances. The report focuses on deployment of the appliance into existing virtual infrastructure, which is easy and flexible while still delivering the performance required to meet today’s modern data protection workload challenges.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Lab Review: Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance DP4400

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer, Edwin Yuen


Abscract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on validation of the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) DP4400. The goal of the report is to validate that the IDPA DP4400 can be easily deployed and managed by a data protection specialist or an IT generalist with minimal data protection and storage skills.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Review - Odaseva: Trusted Data Protection, Data Management, and Data Governance for Salesforce Environments

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on validation designed to demonstrate how Odaseva can help its customers address the complex challenges of data management in their Salesforce environments. The report focuses on the enterprise-class features of the Odaseva solution, its Salesforce data protection and data management functionality, and its Salesforce data governance and GDPR compliance capabilities.

Topics: Data Management Data Protection

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

Abstract

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

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Lab Review: Enterprise-class Cloud Data Protection with the NetBackup CloudCatalyst 5240 Appliance from Veritas

Abstract

This ESG Lab Report documents hands-on validation and performance auditing of the Veritas NetBackup CloudCatalyst 5240 appliance with a focus on the value of extending an existing NetBackup infrastructure to the public cloud.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Data Protection

ESG Lab Review: Extending Protection Capabilities with Acronis Backup 12.5

Abstract

This ESG Lab Report documents hands-on validation of the Acronis Backup 12.5 data protection solution. Validation was designed to demonstrate how the solution’s agile backup, restore, and extended protection capabilities help customers easily and efficiently protect and recover business-critical systems and data.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Platforms & Services Storage

ESG Lab Review: Rack-scale Flash Architecture with E8 Storage

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents the results of hands-on testing of the E8 Storage E8-D24 all-flash storage array solution with a focus on resiliency and performance.

Topics: Storage Networking

ESG Lab Review: Copy Data Management with Veritas Velocity

Abstract

This ESG Lab Report documents hands-on validation of the Veritas Velocity copy data management solution. Validation was designed to demonstrate how Velocity’s easy deployment and management capabilities and copy data workflow automation enable customers to accelerate and streamline data access.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Lab Validation: Agile and Efficient Software-defined Storage from Acronis

Introduction

ESG Lab validated Acronis Storage, including Acronis CloudRAID and Acronis Notary, with a focus on the solution’s ability to deliver the ease of use, flexibility, and efficiency of public cloud storage. Also of interest was its ability to effectively support block, file, and object storage workloads with a single hybrid cloud storage solution.

Topics: Storage Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Lab Review: Fast and Efficient Network Load Balancing from KEMP Technologies

The Challenges

IT challenges are not always technical in nature, which is indeed the case when it comes to networking. In fact, organizations surveyed by ESG most often cited meeting budget constraints as a top challenge facing their networking teams (38%) (see Figure 1).[1] And it’s not just in networking; according to ESG’s 2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey, budget factors such as return on investment and reducing operational and capital expenses are important considerations for justifying investment across all of IT.[2] However, as borne out by the fact that providing network performance (27%) was also in the top five networking challenges, network quality and user satisfaction are still important, even while dealing with budget limitations.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Networking