ESG Validation

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: 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: Microsoft SQL Server Recovery and Performance with Actifio on Google Cloud

Abstract

ESG tested backup, recovery, and performance of a disaster recovery (DR) copy of a 1TB Microsoft SQL Server 2017 database leveraging both high-performance disks and cloud object storage using Actifio on Google Cloud Platform running production transactions. We measured recovery times and calculated cost savings.

Topics: Storage Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer


Introduction

This report documents hands-on testing of Cisco Intersight Workload Optimizer. 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: VxRail Lifecycle Management

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation of how VMware and Dell Technologies’ joint engineering and integration of VxRail HCI and VMware HCI software enables organizations to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills. We focus on the solution’s efficiency, agility, and simplicity for day 0, day 1, and day 2 lifecycle management across hybrid cloud infrastructure, operations, and services.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Consistent and Efficient Hybrid Cloud Full-stack Lifecycle Management with VCF on VxRail

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation of how VMware and Dell Technologies’ co-engineering of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and Dell EMC VxRail HCI enables organizations to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills. We focus on the solution’s efficiency, consistency, and simplicity of lifecycle management for day 0 deployment, day 1 day-to-day operations, and day 2 maintenance, updates, and expansions across hybrid cloud infrastructure, operations, and services.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration data management

ESG Technical Validation: Riverbed Acceleration Services

Introduction

ESG evaluated Riverbed SaaS Accelerator and Client Accelerator for enterprise SaaS apps and mobile clients to validate how this end-to-end solution accelerates SaaS application performance while overcoming the limitations of application latency, bandwidth constraints, and network congestion.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Performance Testing of Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla, and Brian Garrett


Abstract

This Technical Review documents ESG’s audit of testing designed to demonstrate the high-performance capabilities of Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud. This solution enables large capacity file applications such as those in analytics, media and entertainment, life sciences, and high-performance computing (HPC) to benefit from the flexibility and cost efficiency of Google Cloud while delivering high performance.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: Consistent Infrastructure and Operations with Dell Technologies Cloud Platform

Co-Author(s): Vinny Choinski


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents evaluation of Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. We evaluated how the platform enables organizations to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills with a solution that provides day 0, day 1, and day 2 lifecycle management spanning public cloud, on-premises private cloud, and edge infrastructures. We also focused on how the solution integrates VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure, VMware Cloud Foundation, and VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid-Integrated (TKGI), unifying management, eliminating silos, and providing consistency across infrastructure, operations, and services.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration