ESG Validation

ESG Technical Review: Dell EMC PowerStore: Data-centric, Intelligent, Adaptable Storage


This report provides a brief introduction to Dell EMC’s PowerStore mid-range storage appliance and documents ESG’s testing that was focused on VMware integration and the distinctive AppsON feature, enabling organizations to run VMs directly on the appliance without external servers.

Topics: Storage

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 Validation: Cisco Workload Optimization Manager (CWOM)


This report documents hands-on testing of Cisco Workload Optimization Manager (CWOM). This software analyzes application demand, resource consumption, costs, and compliance requirements and provides proactive management to continuously ensure application performance and optimize infrastructure resource utilization, while minimizing costs and ensuring compliance.

Topics: IT Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration Cisco data management

ESG Technical Review: Accelerating Time to Decision with Vcinity Ultimate X


This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on validation of Vcinity Ultimate X (ULT X). The report explores how Vcinity turns your WAN into a global LAN with near real-time performance for collaborative, data-intensive application workflows or for when you need to execute against data over long distances.

Topics: Networking

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


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


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 Review: Respond Analyst - The Virtual Security Analyst


This ESG Technical Review of Respond Analyst focuses on how the solution functions as a virtual cybersecurity analyst, analyzing cybersecurity telemetry, aggregating many events and alerts into security incidents, and efficiently and effectively presenting incidents to the security team for investigation and remediation.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Validation - Stellus Data Platform


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

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


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 First Look: Automating IT Infrastructure with Dell EMC PowerOne Autonomous Infrastructure


Challenges with Digital Transformation:1

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure