ESG Validation

ESG Technical Validation: VDI at Enterprise Scale with NetApp Virtual Desktop Service

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation examines the capability of NetApp Virtual Desktop Service (VDS) to deploy, manage, and optimize virtual desktop environments through a SaaS-delivered global control plane for hybrid/multi-cloud environments. We also take an analytic look at cost of ownership to explore how NetApp VDS could reduce cloud infrastructure spending through advanced scaling and resource management technologies and IT administrative costs through automation and streamlining.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Analysis of Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Microsoft Azure for High Performance File-based Applications


Executive Summary

In this Technical Review, ESG audited testing designed to demonstrate how Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Azure, powered by Faction—a multi-cloud data services provider—enables demanding file workloads such as large-capacity, high performance computing (HPC) applications including life sciences/bioinformatics and big data analytics, with a focus on performance, utilization, and business value.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration hybrid cloud

ESG Technical Validation: HPE Cloud Volumes: Enterprise Cloud Data Services

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents remote testing of HPE Cloud Volumes, a suite of enterprise cloud data services delivering high-performance, resilient block and backup services that are simple, secure, flexible, and efficient. Testing focused on demonstrating ease of use for running enterprise applications and backup in the cloud, workflow automation, and integration with public cloud compute.

Topics: Storage Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: Maximizing Network Performance with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)

Introduction

This report documents ESG’s network performance testing of Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud infrastructure using real-world customer-available compute server instances over six months. Performance of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances are compared against two cloud infrastructure compute server solutions.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Branch Networking Flexibility with Amazon Web Services Transit Gateway and Cisco SD-WAN

Abstract

The report highlights the benefits delivered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Transit Gateway in conjunction with Cisco’s SD-WAN. We illustrate how AWS Transit Gateway can help organizations to scale the interconnection of multiple Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) with one another and their on-premises networks. We also describe the benefits that organizations can derive from the integration of AWS Transit Gateway capabilities with those of Cisco’s SD-WAN. A case study features the benefits derived from using this combined solution.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

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: Automation of Cloud Networking with Amazon Web Services Transit Gateway and Aviatrix Orchestrator

Abstract

The report highlights the benefits delivered by AWS Transit Gateway in conjunction with the Aviatrix Transit Gateway Orchestrator. We illustrate how the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Transit Gateway can help organizations to scale the interconnection of multiple Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) with one another and their on-premises networks. We also describe how the Aviatrix Transit Gateway Orchestrator enables organizations to automate the deployment and administration of a hybrid cloud architecture enabled by AWS Transit Gateway. A case study features the benefits derived from using this combined solution.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Simplifying Branch-to-cloud Connectivity with Amazon Web Services Transit Gateway and Aruba SD-Branch

Abstract

The report highlights the benefits delivered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Transit Gateway in conjunction with Aruba SD-Branch. We illustrate how AWS Transit Gateway can help organizations to scale the interconnection of multiple Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) with one another and their on-premises networks. We also describe the benefits that organizations can derive from the integration of AWS Transit Gateway capabilities with those of Aruba SD-Branch. A case study features the benefits derived from using this combined solution.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

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