ESG Validation

ESG Lab Validation: Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash

Introduction

This Lab Validation Report documents the results of recent hands-on testing of Dell EMC Isilon All-Flash storage. Testing focused on the platform’s performance and scalability and how it enables organizations to support more applications and workloads with flash based on their ever-increasing volumes of unstructured data.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Creating a Consolidated, Highly Performing, Cost-efficient Infrastructure with ClearDB’s Aventra IRON Technology

Abstract

This ESG Lab Report documents the validation of ClearDB’s Aventra IRON technology. ESG Lab leveraged a combination of guided demos, audited performance results, and ClearDB self-experienced quantitative cost savings to highlight the ease of deployment, as well as potential performance and cost efficiencies gained using Aventra IRON software.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Networking Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Application-aware Management, Visibility, and Analytics in Virtualized Environments with Uila

Abstract

This ESG Lab Report validates Uila’s full stack management, visibility, and analytic capabilities. Testing focused on fast root cause analysis through application visibility, complete infrastructure monitoring with application context, and end-user experience monitoring for improved application interactions.

Topics: Storage Networking Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: Agile and Efficient Software-defined Storage from Acronis

Introduction

ESG Lab validated Acronis Storage, including Acronis CloudRAID and Acronis Notary, with a focus on the solution’s ability to deliver the ease of use, flexibility, and efficiency of public cloud storage. Also of interest was its ability to effectively support block, file, and object storage workloads with a single hybrid cloud storage solution.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: Cisco HyperFlex

Introduction

This report documents an ESG Lab audit and validation of Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure performance testing, which focused on comparisons of Cisco HyperFlex hybrid and all-flash solutions with anonymous competitive HCI solutions.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: VMware NSX Network Virtualization Platform

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review looks at VMware NSX to examine how leveraging network virtualization can provide network administrators and organizations with better visibility, easier troubleshooting, and faster time to resolution for virtualized applications and workloads.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Robin Systems: Container-based Virtualization for Databases and Data-centric applications

Abstract

This ESG Lab Report highlights the recent testing of Robin Container-Based Virtualization Platform. Using a combination of guided demos and audited performance results, ESG Lab validated the ease of use, performance, scalability, and efficiency of Robin Systems’ container-based architecture.

Topics: Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management

Introduction

This ESG Lab Technical Validation will focus on the operational value of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM). The goal is to demonstrate and validate business value for customers in three key functionality areas: Full stack application environment provisioning, security and compliance (including remediation of non-compliant services), and decommissioning or consolidation of unused or underutilized resources.

Topics: Cybersecurity Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Abstract

ESG Lab recently completed testing of the Rubrik Cloud Data Management Platform, which delivers backup and recovery, offsite replication, and data archival in a simple, scale-out appliance built for hybrid cloud. Testing focused on the simplicity of the Rubrik solution for managing and protecting virtualized and physical environments. ESG Lab examined how Rubrik users can get started quickly and easily, set up policies to automate backups, perform restores in a variety of ways, drive down recovery time objectives (RTOs) with live data access, and locate backed-up systems and data instantly with Google-like search.

Topics: Data Protection Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: Optimize VMware Virtual SAN 6 with SanDisk SSDs

Introduction

ESG Lab evaluated SanDisk flash solutions for VMware Virtual SAN 6 hyper-converged infrastructure for business-critical applications and databases, with a focus on assessing the performance and value of flash for infrastructure-wide storage virtualization and hyper-converged solutions in the data center.

Topics: Storage Networking Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration