ESG Validation

ESG Lab Validation: Pure Storage Purity ActiveCluster: Synchronous Replication with Automatic Failover

Co-Author(s): Tony Palmer


Introduction

This ESG Lab Validation report documents testing of Pure Storage’s Purity ActiveCluster synchronous replication, with a focus on ease of deployment and management, and stretched-cluster business continuity that delivers recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs) of zero.

Topics: Storage

ESG Technical Validation: Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform F900 with Brocade Fibre Channel Networking

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


Introduction

This ESG Technical Validation report documents testing of Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F900, with a focus on real-world workload performance, workflow simplification through automation, and business continuity leveraging Hitachi Infrastructure Analytics Advisor (HIAA) and the VSP’s global-active device feature, sometimes called GAD.

Topics: Networking Storage

ESG Technical Review: Huawei FusionStorage Cloud Storage

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


Abscract

This ESG Technical Review documents hands-on testing of Huawei FusionStorage Cloud Storage. Testing focused on ease of deployment and management; consistent, high performance for real world workloads; availability and fault tolerance; and non-disruptive, online scalability.

Topics: Storage Cloud Platforms & Services

ESG Technical Validation: Optimize VMware vSAN with Western Digital NVMe SSDs and Supermicro Servers

Introduction

ESG Lab evaluated Western Digital NVMe flash solutions with Supermicro servers for VMware vSAN hyperconverged infrastructure for business-critical applications and databases, with a focus on assessing the performance and value of NVMe-based flash for infrastructure-wide storage virtualization and hyperconverged solutions in the data center.

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Validation: Mission-critical Workload Performance Testing of Different Hyperconverged Approaches on the Cisco Unified Computing System Platform (UCS)

Introduction

This report documents an ESG Lab audit and validation of Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance testing, which focused on comparisons of Cisco HyperFlex fully engineered all-flash solutions on Cisco UCS against two software-only HCI offerings from leading vendors independently validated to run on Cisco UCS hardware servicing mission-critical workloads.

Topics: Converged Infrastructure Storage

ESG Lab Review: Dell EMC XtremIO X2 - Delivering High Performance and Advanced Functionality for Virtualized Environments

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents testing of the Dell EMC XtremIO X2 array with a focus on high performance and advanced features for today’s modern, virtualized environments.

Topics: Cloud Platforms & Services Storage

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

Abstract

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: Networking Storage

ESG Lab Review: Dell EMC SC5020 Storage Array

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents validation testing of the Dell EMC SC5020 midrange block storage array with a focus on the all-flash performance of the recently updated hardware platform, the economic value of consolidating applications in a hybrid disk and flash configuration, and integration with EMC software. While this review focused specifically on the SC5020, the features tested in this review are representative of the entire SC Series.

Topics: Storage

ESG Lab Review: Dell EMC Unity All-Flash Storage

Abstract

This ESG Lab Review documents the results of hands-on testing of the Dell EMC Unity All-Flash storage line with a focus on simplicity, ease of use, and software functionality.

Topics: Storage

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: Cloud Platforms & Services Networking Storage Cybersecurity