ESG Validation

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 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: Broadcom Autonomous Self-healing SANs

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review demonstrates how Broadcom has leveraged a new Fibre Channel (FC) standard and collaboration between Brocade switches and Emulex HBAs (Brocade and Emulex are divisions of Broadcom) to deliver autonomous, self-healing SAN capabilities that minimize the application performance impact of SAN congestion.

Topics: Storage Networking

ESG Technical Validation: Amazon Web Services Transit Gateway

Executive Summary

While organizations have adopted cloud services to become more agile and deliver applications and services faster, their IT networks have become more complex and difficult to manage as the volume of cloud applications scaled up quickly. AWS Transit Gateway helps to eliminate that complexity and provide operational efficiency by dramatically simplifying how organizations connect applications spanning both their on-premises locations and the cloud.

By employing a “hub-and-spoke” architecture, AWS Transit Gateway centralizes connectivity between large IT deployments both on-premises and in the AWS Cloud. With additional features such as AWS Transit Gateway Inter-Region Peering and AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager, organizations can build out simplified global enterprise network architectures.

Via customer interviews, ESG validated that AWS Transit Gateway reduces the number of point-to-point network connections to be created, monitored, and managed between multiple Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPC), as well as between Amazon VPCs and on-premises IT networks.


Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

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 Validation: Optimizing Oracle Database Efficiency and Performance with 32G End-to-End NVMe

Co-Author(s): Kerry Dolan


Introduction

This report documents performance testing of the IBM FlashSystem family of storage platforms with end-to-end NVMe, including a comparison of 16GB versus 32GB Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) in the server and storage array along with the b-type storage network switch.

Topics: Storage Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

ESG Technical Review: Accelerating Time to Decision with Vcinity Ultimate X


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on validation of Vcinity Ultimate X (ULT X). The report explores how Vcinity turns your WAN into a global LAN with near real-time performance for collaborative, data-intensive application workflows or for when you need to execute against data over long distances.

Topics: Networking

ESG Technical Review: BMC TrueSight Automation for Networks

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents testing and analysis of BMC’s TrueSight Automation for Networks, with a focus on configuration, patching, vulnerability management with automated remediation, and compliance features.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking patch management endpoint management