ESG Validation

ESG Technical Validation: Dell EMC VxRail and Intel Optane Persistent Memory

Introduction

This report documents ESG’s validation of Dell Technologies performance testing of the VxRail Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) configured with Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem). The high performance that PMem adds enables organizations to bring mission-critical, high-performance workloads to VxRail, increasing the opportunities to gain from VxRail’s management, efficiency, and flexibility benefits.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Validation: Assuring Database Performance and Availability with NetApp HCI

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation highlights the capability of NetApp HCI to maintain a guaranteed level of database performance while independently scaling compute and storage with no effect on operations. Management simplicity across applications, availability during maintenance, node failure and recovery, and the resource and cost efficiency of NetApp HCI are also examined.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure hybrid cloud

ESG Technical Validation: Dell EMC Vscale Data Center Architecture

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents hands-on testing of Dell EMC Vscale Architecture to verify its ability to reduce operational cost and complexity in today’s data centers. We focus on how Vscale can maximize the value of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure by simplifying deployment and configuration of storage for workloads, easing how Cisco-based networks are extended across multiple sites, and delivering highly-performant hyperconverged infrastructure out of the box.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Review: Hitachi Content Platform: High-performance Object Storage for Tier-1 Workloads

Abstract

This report documents ESG’s validation of Hitachi Content Platform performance testing that demonstrates predictable, scalable high performance for object storage. The testing was done using a real-world configuration and demonstrates performance that customers can achieve in their data centers.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Validation: Performance Analysis of Databases Running on Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents the results of recent Nutanix performance testing that focused on real-world performance scalability and sustainability improvements in support of mission- and business-critical database workloads.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Review: Nutanix Architecture and Performance Optimization

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents the results of recent Nutanix performance testing that focused on real-world performance scalability and sustainability.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure 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: Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage

Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents remote testing of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage with a focus on the ease of use and breadth of data services.

Topics: Storage hybrid cloud

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: Reducing Operational Complexity with Emulex SAN Manager

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on testing of Emulex SAN Manager (ESM) by Broadcom to verify its ability to reduce operational cost and complexity in the modern data center with end-to-end in-band monitoring and management. We focused on how ESM provides visibility into the operational status of all Fibre Channel (FC) host bus adapters (HBAs) across the SAN and accelerates management, upgrades, and troubleshooting.

Topics: Storage