ESG Validation

ESG Technical Review: Zoom: Providing Confident Security

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on evaluation of the Zoom Unified Communications Platform. We evaluated how the Zoom collaboration solution achieves high levels of security, ease of use, and flexibility via its desktop and mobile application. ESG’s goal was to examine how Zoom provides confident security for the strictest environments, including government, education, healthcare, financial services, and more.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility

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: Android Enterprise Essentials: Easy, Automatic Mobile Device Security

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents testing of Android Enterprise Essentials with a focus on assessing the speed and simplicity of automatically securing Android devices.

Topics: Enterprise Mobility Google

ESG Technical Validation: BlackBerry Intelligent Security - Adaptive Security and AI to Protect All Endpoints

Introduction

ESG recently completed testing of BlackBerry Intelligent Security, which is designed to continuously evaluate risk and dynamically apply risk-based security policies to protect endpoints. Testing focused on ease of deployment and management and the simplification of the user experience.

Topics: Cybersecurity Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Enterprise Mobility

ESG Lab Validation: Cisco HyperFlex

Introduction

This report documents a 2017 ESG Lab audit and validation of Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance testing, which focused on comparisons of Cisco HyperFlex hybrid and all-flash solutions with anonymous competitive HCI solutions.

Note for 2018 updates made to this report: Test results remain unchanged from the original 2017 report, but some features described in the HyperFlex section have been updated to reflect the current feature set included in the HX 3.0 release.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure Enterprise Mobility Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Review: RingCentral Mobile Voice Quality Assurance

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of RingCentral Office to verify its ability to assure high quality of service (QoS) for business communications. We focused on two key aspects: 1) how the RingCentral unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) platform can help enterprises to enable carrier-class voice quality calls over mobile devices; and 2) the RingCentral QoS management tool that allows organizations to continuously monitor voice communications via its QoS Reports.

Topics: Networking Enterprise Mobility

ESG Lab Validation: Hitachi Vantara’s Content Platform Portfolio

Introduction

ESG Lab performed hands-on evaluation and testing of the Hitachi Content Platform Portfolio, consisting of the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP), Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere (“HCP Anywhere”) online file sharing, Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI), and Hitachi Content Intelligence (HCI) data aggregation and analysis. Testing focused on integration of the platforms, global access to content, public and private cloud tiering, data quality and analysis, and the ease of deployment and management of the solution.

Topics: Storage Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI Enterprise Mobility 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 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