ESG Validation

ESG Technical Review: Hitachi Content Platform: High-performance Object Storage for Tier-1 Workloads

Abstract

This report documents ESG’s validation of Hitachi Content Platform performance testing that demonstrates predictable, scalable high performance for object storage. The testing was done using a real-world configuration and demonstrates performance that customers can achieve in their data centers.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Validation: Performance Analysis of Databases Running on Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents the results of recent Nutanix performance testing that focused on real-world performance scalability and sustainability improvements in support of mission- and business-critical database workloads.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Validation: Google Cloud Security for Data Analytics

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents evaluation of security features and controls for Google Cloud Data Analytics. We evaluated how five aspects of security—encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), identity and access management (IAM), protection from data exfiltration, and logging/access transparency—contribute to increasing security and transparency for data analytics projects using Google Cloud Platform.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration Google

ESG Technical Review: Nutanix Architecture and Performance Optimization

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents the results of recent Nutanix performance testing that focused on real-world performance scalability and sustainability.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Broadcom Autonomous Self-healing SANs

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review demonstrates how Broadcom has leveraged a new Fibre Channel (FC) standard and collaboration between Brocade switches and Emulex HBAs (Brocade and Emulex are divisions of Broadcom) to deliver autonomous, self-healing SAN capabilities that minimize the application performance impact of SAN congestion.

Topics: Storage Networking

ESG Technical Validation: Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents remote testing of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage with a focus on the ease of use and breadth of data services.

Topics: Storage hybrid cloud

ESG Technical Review: Continuous Application Security with HCL AppScan

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation and analysis of how HCL AppScan can help developers continuously secure applications using policies defined by security specialists. We also evaluate how AppScan can easily be integrated into CI/CD pipelines and support other aspects of DevSecOps initiatives to provide continuous application security at scale.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Review: SAP HANA Recovery and Performance with Actifio on Google Cloud


Abstract

ESG tested backup, recovery, and performance of a disaster recovery (DR) copy of a 500GB SAP HANA in-memory database leveraging both high performance disks and object storage with Actifio on Google Cloud Platform running production transactions. We measured recovery times and calculated cost savings.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Google reCAPTCHA Enterprise: Frictionless, Flexible, and Effective Web App Security

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation and analysis of how developers can easily integrate Google reCAPTCHA Enterprise into public-facing web applications. We also evaluate how effectively reCAPTCHA can defend web applications from common automated threats and attacks while never interrupting users with a challenge.

Topics: Cybersecurity

ESG Technical Validation: Amazon Web Services Transit Gateway

Executive Summary

While organizations have adopted cloud services to become more agile and deliver applications and services faster, their IT networks have become more complex and difficult to manage as the volume of cloud applications scaled up quickly. AWS Transit Gateway helps to eliminate that complexity and provide operational efficiency by dramatically simplifying how organizations connect applications spanning both their on-premises locations and the cloud.

By employing a “hub-and-spoke” architecture, AWS Transit Gateway centralizes connectivity between large IT deployments both on-premises and in the AWS Cloud. With additional features such as AWS Transit Gateway Inter-Region Peering and AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager, organizations can build out simplified global enterprise network architectures.

Via customer interviews, ESG validated that AWS Transit Gateway reduces the number of point-to-point network connections to be created, monitored, and managed between multiple Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPC), as well as between Amazon VPCs and on-premises IT networks.


Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration