ESG 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 Intel

ESG Technical Review: VxRail Lifecycle Management

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation of how VMware and Dell Technologies’ joint engineering and integration of VxRail HCI and VMware HCI software enables organizations to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills. We focus on the solution’s efficiency, agility, and simplicity for day 0, day 1, and day 2 lifecycle management across hybrid cloud infrastructure, operations, and services.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Consistent and Efficient Hybrid Cloud Full-stack Lifecycle Management with VCF on VxRail

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents ESG’s evaluation of how VMware and Dell Technologies’ co-engineering of VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) and Dell EMC VxRail HCI enables organizations to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills. We focus on the solution’s efficiency, consistency, and simplicity of lifecycle management for day 0 deployment, day 1 day-to-day operations, and day 2 maintenance, updates, and expansions across hybrid cloud infrastructure, operations, and services.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration data management

ESG Technical Review: Performance Testing of Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla, and Brian Garrett


Abstract

This Technical Review documents ESG’s audit of testing designed to demonstrate the high-performance capabilities of Dell Technologies Cloud PowerScale for Google Cloud. This solution enables large capacity file applications such as those in analytics, media and entertainment, life sciences, and high-performance computing (HPC) to benefit from the flexibility and cost efficiency of Google Cloud while delivering high performance.

Topics: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Validation: Consistent Infrastructure and Operations with Dell Technologies Cloud Platform

Co-Author(s): Vinny Choinski


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation documents evaluation of Dell Technologies Cloud Platform. We evaluated how the platform enables organizations to extend their existing investments in infrastructure, people, and skills with a solution that provides day 0, day 1, and day 2 lifecycle management spanning public cloud, on-premises private cloud, and edge infrastructures. We also focused on how the solution integrates VxRail hyperconverged infrastructure, VMware Cloud Foundation, and VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid-Integrated (TKGI), unifying management, eliminating silos, and providing consistency across infrastructure, operations, and services.

Topics: Storage 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 Validation: Intel Data Center SSD Storage for the AI Data Pipeline

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation explores the performance and efficiency benefits of Intel Data Center SSDs as a storage media foundation for all of the stages of the AI data pipeline.

Topics: Storage Intel

ESG Technical Review: Dell EMC PowerStore: Data-centric, Intelligent, Adaptable Storage

Abstract

This report provides a brief introduction to Dell EMC’s PowerStore mid-range storage appliance and documents ESG’s testing that was focused on VMware integration and the distinctive AppsON feature, enabling organizations to run VMs directly on the appliance without external servers.

Topics: Storage

ESG First Look: Red Hat Ceph Storage - Scalable, Simple, and Secure


Data Storage Challenges and Software-defined Storage (SDS) Adoption:1

The percentage of organizations that currently use SDS in production (55%) or are in the technology evaluation and planning phase (14%). The percentage of organizations that cite data protection as one of their biggest challenges in terms of their on-premises unstructured storage environment (file and object storage).
Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Review: Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 All-flash Storage


Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on performance and availability testing of Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 all-flash storage and presents the findings of a five-year TCO analysis highlighting the economic benefits of Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 when compared with hybrid storage systems from major vendors.

Topics: Storage