ESG Validation

ESG Technical Review: Lenovo ThinkSystem DM & DE Storage Solutions: Performance and Price-performance

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents our validation of the Lenovo ThinkSystem DM and DE storage solutions with a focus on end-to-end NVMe over Fabric performance and price-performance.

Topics: Storage

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

Co-Author(s): Kerry Dolan


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: Storage Converged Infrastructure

ESG Technical Review: Diamanti D10 Bare-metal Container Platform

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents testing of the Diamanti D10 Bare-metal Container platform with a focus on fast, easy container deployment and guaranteed quality of service (QoS).

Topics: Storage Converged Infrastructure Cloud Services & Orchestration

ESG Technical Review: Dell EMC SC Series: Cost-efficient Storage with  Enterprise Capabilities

Abstract

This ESG Technical Review documents Dell EMC SC Series testing with a focus on the enterprise-class performance, availability, and management, particularly accompanying the SCOS firmware version 7.3.

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: Storage Networking

ESG Technical Review: Huawei FusionStorage Cloud Storage

Co-Author(s): Alex Arcilla


Abstract

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 Services & Orchestration

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 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: Storage Cloud Services & Orchestration

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: Storage Networking

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