ESG Validation

ESG Lab Review: Accelerating Time to Value: Automated SAN and Federated Zoning with HPE 3PAR and Smart SAN for 3PAR


This ESG Lab Review documents hands-on testing of HPE 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HPE Smart SAN for 3PAR Software solution to verify its ability to automate and simplify SAN and Federated SAN zoning configuration. We focused on how Smart SAN for 3PAR leverages industry standards based FCIA T11 (Peer Zoning) with target-driven peer zoning (TDPZ), transforming the complex, time-consuming, and error-prone manual zoning process into a 3PAR-orchestrated, simple, rapid, automated, and error free process.

Topics: Storage Networking

ESG Lab Review: RingCentral Mobile Voice Quality Assurance


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: SD-WAN Integration with Amazon Web Services - A Buyer's Guide

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


The goal of this buyer’s guide is to educate customers on the capabilities of nine SD-WAN vendors working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). In the guide, ESG describes each vendor’s solution and highlights the business value it can deliver to customers via its integration with AWS. Readers should use this guide as a starting point when investigating how they can leverage the combination of AWS and SD-WAN solutions for business advantage.

Topics: Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: Cisco Cloudlock Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) Platform


This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of Cisco Cloudlock, a cloud access security broker (CASB) and cloud cybersecurity solution, with a focus on the Apps Firewall, which provides visibility and protection of connected cloud applications.

Topics: Storage Cybersecurity Networking Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Lab Validation: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)


ESG conducted thorough, hands-on testing of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) with focus on performance, availability, security, and operational simplicity, conducting the same tests against a software-only software-defined network (SDN) solution for comparison.

Topics: Networking

ESG Lab Review: Rack-scale Flash Architecture with E8 Storage


This ESG Lab Review documents the results of hands-on testing of the E8 Storage E8-D24 all-flash storage array solution with a focus on resiliency and performance.

Topics: Storage Networking

ESG Lab Review: Identity-Defined Networking from Tempered Networks


This ESG Lab report documents hands-on testing of the Tempered Networks Identity-Defined Networking (IDN) solution. Testing focused on validating how Tempered’s identity-first approach to networking can create private, segmented, and secure communications while dramatically simplifying connectivity between systems regardless of environment, network type, or location.

Topics: Cybersecurity Networking

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


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: Dell EMC Digital Platform for Enterprise Assets and Internet of Things


This ESG Lab Review looks at how businesses drive outcomes with the use of Dell Technologies and Dell EMC assets. The Dell EMC assets include a turnkey platform consisting of Native Hybrid Cloud and Analytic Insights Module as part of Dell EMC Converged platforms and solutions. ESG Lab observed how Dell Technologies can empower organizations to:

  • Define their approach to augmenting digital transformation with IoT (Internet of Things) and surveillance technologies with persona-driven use cases.
  • Blend video-based, visual verification with IoT and enterprise data to move beyond traditional surveillance and security investigation and enhance customer experiences, identify overhead, respond to incidents, and collect evidence.
  • Understand how to evaluate and extend an infrastructure for enterprise IoT—core, edge, and cloud—with data transparency and right-time intelligence.
  • Accelerate maturity progression from proof of value to production, including multi-data center, mission-critical deployment.
Topics: Storage Networking Data Platforms, Analytics, & AI

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


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