ESG Validation

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

Introduction

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)

Introduction

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

Abstract

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

Abstract

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

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

Abstract

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

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 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 Spotlight: Apeiron Data Systems ADS1000: Native NVMe Networking Accelerates Real-time Workload Performance

Abstract

ESG Lab previewed Apeiron’s ADS1000 Non Volatile Memory express (NVMe) storage solution (general availability: June 2016) and audited performance testing; this paper provides an overview of the architecture and impressive performance results.

Topics: Storage Networking

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