The goal of this review is to educate customers on the capabilities that Cisco’s SD-WAN solution provides when working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). ESG describes Cisco’s solution and highlights the business value it can deliver to customers via its integration with AWS. ESG completed this summary as part of an AWS-commissioned report to review nine SD-WAN vendors. Readers should use this review as a starting point when investigating how they can leverage the combination of AWS and Cisco for business advantage.
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Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
The goal of ESG Lab reports is to educate IT professionals about data center technology products for companies of all types and sizes.
ESG Lab reports are not meant to replace the evaluation process that should be conducted before making purchasing decisions, but rather to provide insight into these emerging technologies. Our objective is to go over some of the more valuable feature/functions of products, show how they can be used to solve real customer problems and identify any areas needing improvement.
ESG Lab's expert third party perspective is based on our own hands on testing as well as on interviews with customers who use these products in production environments.
The demands on IT today are staggering. Most organizations depend on their data to drive everything from product development and sales to communications, operations, and innovation. As a result, IT departments are charged with finding a way to bring new applications online quickly, accommodate massive data growth and complex data analysis, and make data available 24 hours a day, around the world, on any device. The traditional way to deliver data services is with separate infrastructure silos for various applications, processes, and locations, resulting in continually escalating costs for infrastructure and management. These infrastructure silos make it difficult to respond quickly to business opportunities and threats, cause productivity-hindering delays when you need to scale, and drive up operational costs.
Learn how predictive analytics and machine learning can help optimize application performance and meet the needs of the business with Nimble Storage Infosight.
This ESG report highlights:
• Optimal application performance and delivery is difficult to achieve in complex environments.
• Many IT infrastructure and operations teams are stretched to the breaking point.
• Predictive analytics and machine learning can be applied to great effect.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Oct 19, 2017
Register for the Enterprise Strategy Group’s Research Insights Paper, Understanding the State of Network Security Today to learn more about the challenges, changes, best practices and solution requirements for network security operations and tools. See why ESG recommends improving network visibility and reducing security vulnerabilities by consolidating tools through a platform-based approach to visibility in which data, analytics and reports from multiple tools are aggregated and consumed in one control panel. Download to learn more.
This ESG Lab Validation report documents the results of recent hands on testing of EMC’s VxRail hyper-converged appliance. Testing focused on deployment simplicity, manageability, simple scale-out functionality, performance, and reliability.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the Juniper SRX5400 with a focus on the performance and scalability benefits of the next-generation I/O card (IOC-II) with the new Express Path capability.
This ESG Lab report presents the results of a mixed workload performance benchmark test designed to assess the real world performance capabilities of an IBM Storwize V7000 storage system and IBM x3850 X5 servers in a VMware-enabled virtual server environment.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Dec 13, 2018
Read "Understanding the State of Network Security Today" to learn why ESG recommends consolidating security tools through a structured, platform-based approach. Data, analytics and reports from multiple tools can be aggregated and consumed in one control panel, reducing network vulnerabilities. Learn more about challenges, changes and best practices for today’s network security operations and tools. Read now.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver affecting IT spending in 2016.
"Today, IT’s customers are more mobile and global than ever before and as such expect their applications and data to be available 24x7. Interruptions, whether planned or unplanned, can have a major impact to the bottom line of the business.
ESG Lab tested the ability of clustered Data ONTAP to provide continuous application availability and evaluated performance for both SAN and NAS configurations while running an Oracle OLTP workload. Check out this report to see the results."
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
These days, a lot of organizations are looking to the cloud to help them protect their data. They wish to take advantage of
the appealing economics and operational agility that are two of the biggest attributes of a cloud-based IT infrastructure.
Leveraging the cloud can be a smart choice for any organization interested in gaining more control over costs (i.e., almost
all organizations). According to ESG research, reducing costs was the second most commonly reported business driver
affecting IT spending in 2016
Organizations do everything they can to maintain business continuity, as this significantly impacts their competitiveness and profitability. The cost of downtime is enormous; depending on the industry, organizations lose hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars for every hour of downtime from lost productivity and revenue, missed opportunities, and loss of reputation and customers. When ESG surveyed organizations about their downtime tolerance for primary production servers or systems, 51% reported that they could tolerate high priority applications being down for less than an hour, and 29% could tolerate high priority applications having less than 15 minutes of downtime.1
The NetApp EF series of all-flash arrays are designed specifically for database-driven environments demanding maximum performance, reliability, and availability. This ESG Lab Report documents the real world performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF-Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments. A combination of hands on testing by ESG Lab and audited in-house performance testing executed by NetApp were used to create this report.
In this report, you’ll learn how ESG validated NetApp’s EF-550 flash array performance of over 400,000 IOPS with sub-millisecond latency, while maintaining 6 nine’s availability.
IT managers and line-of-business stakeholders are striving to increase efficiency of their application environments. The biggest challenges they face in supporting database environments are managing data growth and database size, and meeting database performance requirements. This ESG Lab Report documents the performance, reliability, availability, and serviceability of NetApp EF Series flash arrays in Oracle database environments.