ESG Validation

ESG Technical Validation: Enterprise-class Data Protection with InfiniGuard from Infinidat

Co-Author (s):Brian Garrett

 


Introduction

This report documents ESG validation testing of the InfiniGuard data protection and recovery solution from Infinidat with a goal of exploring the benefits of the InfiniGuard architecture, including immutable ransomware recovery, cost-optimized backup and restore performance, and ease of deployment and management.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG First Look: Protecting Kubernetes in the Enterprise with Metallic Services from Commvault

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Protection Challenges:

The percentage of organizations that believe application consistent backups across multiple containers is critical or very important.1 The percentage of respondents who identify managing backup/recovery of container-based applications in hybrid cloud environments as one of their biggest challenges related to managing backup/disaster recovery for container environments.

Container adoption is accelerating and so too is the requirement to properly protect container environments and the data in them. ESG research indicates that, so far, IT professionals are often just kicking the can down the road. While many organizations recognize the growing importance of containers relative to other vital application platforms, their confidence levels in their ability to protect containerized workloads are lagging.

Topics: Data Protection

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: IBM TS7700 Series Virtual Tape Solutions

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand

 


Introduction

This technical validation report documents ESG testing of the latest capabilities of the TS7700 and auditing of the performance of IBM TS7700 Series virtual tape solutions located in an IBM facility in Tucson, Arizona. Validation testing was designed to demonstrate z/TPF integration and management, the capacity-on-demand feature, overall system performance of the latest model, and compression performance, in particular.

Topics: Data Protection

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 Review: End-to-end Data Protection for the Modern Data Center with Cobalt Iron Compass

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on testing and analysis of Cobalt Iron Compass (Compass). In the report, we examine how Compass uses automation and analytics to deliver a modern, single control pane, SaaS-based data protection experience.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Review: Quickly and Efficiently Recover from a Ransomware Attack with the Rubrik Data Management Platform Immutable Architecture

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on analysis and review of the Rubrik architecture. We examine how Rubrik protects data from ransomware attacks and accelerates the post-attack recovery process with its immutable architecture.

Topics: Data Protection

ESG Technical Review: Efficiently Protect Virtual Environments with Integrated Data Protection Appliances from Dell EMC

Co-Author(s): Jack Poller

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents the results of extensive performance testing conducted on the Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance (IDPA) and a competitive clustered server appliance technology solution. Testing focused on the ability of each solution to efficiently protect virtual environments at scale.

Topics: Data Protection

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

Co-Author(s): Christophe Bertrand


Abstract

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