ESG Validation

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


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


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



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: ROBIN Storage for Containers: Enabling Stateful Applications on Kubernetes


This report describes how ROBIN Storage delivers bare-metal performance and enterprise data management for stateful containerized applications on Kubernetes.

Topics: Cloud Services & Orchestration hybrid cloud

ESG Technical Validation: Efficient Efficacy with Morphisec Unified Threat Prevention Platform


This ESG Technical Validation documents evaluation of Morphisec’s moving target defense-powered Unified Threat Prevention Platform. We focused on understanding the operational simplicity of the platform and the efficacy of its threat prevention capabilities.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Validation: Pure Storage Purity ActiveCluster: Active/Active Synchronous and Asynchronous Replication with Automatic Failover

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer, Senior Validation Analyst


This ESG Technical Validation Report documents testing of Pure Storage’s Purity ActiveCluster synchronous replication, with a focus on ease of deployment and management; stretched-cluster business continuity that delivers recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) of zero; and active/active asynchronous replication for global disaster recovery.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Validation: Cognitive Networking with the Arista Campus Solution

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer, Senior Validation Analyst; and Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst


This ESG Technical Validation documents hands-on testing of the Arista Cognitive Campus solution, comprised of the Arista campus spline switches, PoE access/leaf switches, Arista WiFi access points, and CloudVision network management software. We validated that the Arista solution provides the functionality customers expect in campus networking solutions, such as IP Phone support and integrated wired and wireless network management leveraging a single software platform. Furthermore, ESG tested Arista’s Cognitive Campus for flow and device visibility, management, and security.

Topics: Networking

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


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: Verifying Network Intent with Forward Enterprise


This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on validation of Forward Enterprise, a solution developed by Forward Networks to help organizations save time and resources when verifying that their IT networks can deliver application traffic consistently in line with network and security policies. The review examines how Forward Enterprise can reduce network downtime, ensure compliance with policies, and minimize adverse impact of configuration changes on network behavior.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

ESG Technical Validation: Dell EMC Isilon F810 with Inline Data Compression


This report documents ESG’s audit of compression and performance testing of the Dell EMC Isilon F810 all-flash file storage array.

Topics: Storage